7 Functional Strength Exercises For Performance AND Aesthetics For Gaming Athlete Marcus Filly

Marcus Filly does not follow the crowd. He has developed a form of training that combines CrossFit workouts with his “Functional Bodybuilding” method.

Functional strength training strengthens movement patterns, builds muscle, improves mobility and gets you ripped all at the same time!

Functional bodybuilding, according to Marcus Filly

“I used the term ‘functional bodybuilding’ because many of my workouts involve atypical strength and accessory exercises that focus on building certain parts of the body. There’s more isolation in my training lately than during the peak times of the CrossFit Games season.

Source: Marcus Filly

“The movements we use are still quite functional and require coordination and balance, but they are performed slowly and controlled most of the time. Developing great control and strength in slower movements has allowed my brain and my body to become healthy and strong.

“I believe for many people this can and would be an effective way to train all year round for health, fitness and personal growth! Not to mention making you feel less beaten down.

Add these exercises to your workout to target specific moves, build strength, and look your best.

Barbell Prone Row

“This is an easy way to set it up if you don’t have a proper Prone Row setup and bent bar. Great way to learn how to pull your upper back. Widen the grip to get even more flexors out of the arm.

Teresa E. Burton