For those of you who have been following our Take It Outside series over the last month, feel free to skip ahead to the the next paragraph. For those of you who are just tuning in, we'll give you a quick catch up. In light of the lovely weather and the complications around gym and studio closures, we've been covering some creative ways to leverage the great outdoors for your training sessions. In part 1 of the series, Park Circuit Set Up, Health & Wellness Coordinator for the State of Ohio, Owner of Q-Fitness, and seasoned TRX Coach, Quincy Williams shared some pointers for setting up the perfect small group circuit in your local park. In part 2, again, Coach Q took us through a small group playground circuit integrating Suspension Training, Rip Training, and Bodyweight Training.
This week, we're takin' it to the courts for some classic multi-planar exercises.
Even if you're not familiar with the term "multi-planar" per say, you're certainly familiar with the concept. Why you ask? Because you're a human who moves in the world. Simply put, multi-planar training involves movements in the three planes of motion: front to back, left to right, and top to bottom. So far so good. Not only are MP exercises a great way to improve your backhand, but they offer a unique approach to programming and training, focusing on the muscle groups that live around the major joints. Among many things, this increases the overall functionality of movement and can significantly reduce the chance of injury.
So what are those 3 planes?
1. Frontal Plane - front to back. An example exercise would be jumping jacks.
2. Sagittal Plane - left to right. Example exercises would be bicep curls and squats.
3. Transverse Plane - top to bottom. Examples include rotational exercises and twists.
Enough talk, let's watch Coach Quincy Williams bring this concept to life...
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