Kinetic Link Training (KLT) is a full body strength training system. It is designed for anyone looking for a functional, holistic whole-body strengthening approach to exercise. The aim with KLT is to achieve a well-balanced body that can move independently in all three dimensions. The KLT concept has been developed and designed by Australian Sports physiotherapists.
Conventional gym programs tend to focus on isolated exercises, targeting one muscle at a time, such as a biceps curl. KLT focuses on functional movements, involving the whole kinetic chain, to better imitate real life activities or sporting activities. Some examples would be reaching up to a cupboard overhead to bring a box down, or in sporting activities such as tennis. This involves both outer- and inner unit muscles (deep stabilising core muscles and force producing muscles).
The KLT workout program makes exercising more challenging, fun and efficient!
KLT exercises are designed to work according to the body’s myofascial lines, targeting different anatomical sling systems. This involves working multiple muscles at the same time, the same as when you are undertaking Yoga.
Below is a short description of the different slings used and what they target:
The exercises are designed to work in all three dimensions using multiple muscles at the same time. There are twenty-four distinct essential movement patterns divided into four workout series (A-D) with varied levels of difficulty. The number of repetitions depends on your exercise goals and range from 1-6 reps for Max-Force, 6-12 reps for hypertrophy and 12-18 reps for endurance. Each exercise is completed once you’ve finished 4 sets.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming KLT workshops and classes to get started with this great exercise approach!
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