Here’s what we’ll be discussing today:
I Play Football and Today I’m Hitting Arms
Here’s some examples of exercises in all three planes that you can start incorporating into your next workout:
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Split Squats (sagittal plane)
Renegade Rows (Sagittal + some transverse)
Bear Complex (sagittal)
Pushup to Tire Flip
Side Step-Up Lunges (frontal)
Jump Step Ups (Sagittal)
Oblique Ball Toss (transverse)
One Arm Overhead Lunge (sagittal and frontal)
One Arm Kettlebell Swings (sagittal and transverse)
Practice Kills Me, I Can’t Keep Training Like This!
If an athlete tries to continually increase strength throughout the season, a few things can happen. First, this could lead to injury🤕 which would obviously impair the ability to perform at his/her sport to the highest level. Second, your training during the off-season is most likely not paired with anything else. This means once you add on team practice to it, you are simply failing to account that your body can’t take this added exertion.
Why Does This Matter?
-by Matthew Vanni