Transverse Plane Kettlebell Exercises (+Sagittal and Frontal Plane)

Using all three planes of movement in your training programme is an important part of creating a well rounded body thats capable of dealing with a wide variety of movement types. Here we give examples of a kettlebell movement you can use in each different movement pattern.

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Sean Klein
Published on
19/05/22
Last updated
03/06/22
In This Resource
  • What Are The Three Planes Of Movement
  • Why Using All Three Planes Of Movement Are Important
  • Kettlebell Exercises In The Sagittal Plane
  • Kettlebell Exercises In The Frontal Plane
  • Kettlebell Exercise In The Transverse Plane

What Are The Three Planes Of Movement

The different planes of movement are an excellent way for us to conceptualise any kind of movement. These are the broad ways you can explain any physical movement and allow us to group different movements together into a specific plane of movement.

The three planes of movement include:

  • Sagittal Plane - a vertical plane that divides the body into left and right sides.
  • Frontal Plane - passes from side to side and divides the body into the front and back.
  • Transverse Plane - cuts the body in half and divides the upper and lower body.
  • Why Using All Three Planes Of Movement Are Important

    If you miss out different movement categories, as is often the case with the transverse plane by the gym going population, you can limit your movement capacity and become “stuck” in a limited range of movement due to overwork in those patterns. Using a balance of all three movement patterns with all different styles of movement will allow you to create a body that is versatile and capable at dealing with any scenario.

    Kettlebell Exercises In The Sagittal Plane

    Kettlebell Exercises In The Frontal Plane

    Kettlebell Exercise In The Transverse Plane

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