Break Out of the Sagittal Plane
by Jake Lott, Coach
Traditional weight lifting exercises like the squat, and deadlift, along with a myriad of presses and pulls are great for building strength that will no doubt transfer into other realms of your functional fitness. But they are often limited in range to the sagittal plane (think forward and back), which limits the strength you build to that range of movement.
As great as it is to lift heavy things in specifically controlled ways, real life is often less accommodating. Having the coordination to transfer power laterally (frontal), and rotate (transverse) through your hips can be invaluable to building your overall strength.
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