Why Should I Do These
Life isn’t straight up and down. Many people come to us with a barrage of exercises that are all in one plane of movement. Unfortunately this doesn’t help every day life or sport or if you’re returning from back pain?
Rotational exercises are crucial if you have back pain. Many people hurt their backs picking something up that’s “off to the side”, putting kids in the car or any combination of rotation movement. It makes sense then that we need to train these movements to help build resistance and robustness to these type of injuries.
Sport & Power Generation
If you are in any rotation sport (Cricket, soccer, football, tennis, swimming etc) – you need to develop rotational power. Again, you may be doing great exercises like squats and deadlifts but unfortunately this is all in the up and down plane. The beauty of these exercises from Bridget is they will not only build robustness but with added weight and speed will make you a more efficient and effective athlete – turn faster – throw further – jump higher.
Where Do I Start
The 3 Exercises that Bridget has included here are amazing entry level and should compliment any ones program who has had back pain or is looking to move better in rotation.
You could simply start with 2 sets of 8 of each of these exercises 2-3 times a week included in your training or your rest days.
Build the exercises up with both speed and resistance as it’s often unexpected jolts that catch us unaware.
Life isn’t up and down – your exercises shouldn’t be either. Whether you’re a new mum – returning from back pain or want more power in rotation sports – these exercises are great for you.
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