Originally Posted by Craig Cooper
BTW, why are the Snatch and Hanging Leg Raise not functional?
I would still call them functional, but not in the sense that they directly mimic a natural movement like a squat or deadlift do. In that sense, any variety of KB swing isn't functional. Never in my life have I snatched to get something from the floor to overhead unless I was training, nor have I ever needed to lift two straight legs up to my face while hanging from something.
I'm just making the point that I hesitate to call walking swings non-functional when tons of other valuable movements could also be called non-functional, but we use and love them anyway because they have functional RESULTs.