Episode 97: Is functional fitness training better than traditional weight training?

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In the Zone
Functional fitness training seems to be growing in popularity, but is it more effective for the average athlete or active individual? (starts at 3:49)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat guard (starts at 20:51)
Udonis Haslem – Miami Heat forward (starts at 24:10)
Alex Rodriguez – New York Yankees third baseman (starts at 26:57)
Nerlens Noel – University of Kentucky center (starts at 29:55)
Alex Len – University of Maryland center (starts at 33:30)

Ask Dr. Geier
When can a bodybuilder return to lifting weights after distal biceps repair surgery? (starts at 40:00)
Is pain in the front of the knee common after surgery for tibia fractures? (starts at 43:39)
Can I stand for entire work shifts within two weeks of meniscus surgery? (starts at 45:26)
Can a runner, and should she, continue running with arthritis in her knees? (starts at 47:07)
How long does it take high school athletes to return to 100% after ACL reconstruction? (starts at 50:01)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 53:04)


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2 Responses to Episode 97: Is functional fitness training better than traditional weight training?

  1. Hi Dr Geier, at 47 yrs, female and 5 yrs since onset f early menopause, I have been diagnosed with a low testosterone ( is 0.0mgs ). Firstly do you know whether this is something which is medically treated anywhere in the world? Is there anything you know I can do to possibly boost this level? And are there measures I can take to help improve an almost non-existant muscle tone and muscle bulk??



    • I would suggest that you speak about that issue with your doctor. Hormone imbalances are not my specialty, but they can be treated if medically necessary.

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