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Did you know that we move in 3 major planes of motion?
These planes include the frontal, sagittal and transverse planes. The frontal plane divides the body into front and back and includes lateral movements. The sagittal plane divides the body into left and right and includes flexion and extension movements. The transverse plane divides the body into top and bottom halves and includes rotational movements. A lot of the time, training includes frontal and sagittal plane movements, (squats, deadlifts, lateral lunges) but neglects the transverse plane.
Training in the transverse plane is crucial for the lacrosse athlete as rotational power and mobility are required to shoot and pass. These athletes can display imbalances between their left and right sides including decreased rotational mobility and power. Here are 4 exercises to help address rotational mobility and power in order to decrease these imbalances.
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