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.
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:
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.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.