Pillar of Performance #2 - Functional Strength August 05, 2019 20:57 Updated Follow Not signed in? Log into your Purple Patch account for full access to your education program for coaches and athletes. You need to sign in to view this page. Click The Text To Jump To The Article Purple Patch Functional Strength Guide This is a great one to bookmark. In this comprehensive document, we dive into all things functional strength, including benefits, elements & progression, the science, rumors & objections and finally how to properly integrate into your global training plan. Take your time with this one - there's a lot to soak in. The Value of Functional Strength Many triathletes tend to be busy people with very full lives, making participation in the sport a jigsaw of time management, physical challenges, and mental stresses. With the combination of three sports into one, training is not an easy puzzle to create, especially when considering the additional components such as sleep, nutrition, fueling, equipment choices, and environmental stresses (heat, altitude, etc). In order to commit to a year-round program functional strength program, you must understand what the real value is. Purple Patch Functional Strength Introduction Matt Dixon, head coach and founder of Purple Patch Fitness, shares his insights on how to properly execute the Purple Patch strength program - a progressive program (basic to expert) designed to be done just about anywhere. If you can be successful in this program, you will have a platform of health that allows continuing improvement in triathlon as well as daily life.