Functional Training Institute

The Kettlebell and Rotation

This week we will be looking at the Kettlebell and Rotation and in particular incorporating all 3 planes of motion – Sagittal, Frontal and Transverse.

There is a big misconception in the fitness industry that Kettlebells are only used through the Sagittal Plane. However their are so many brilliant Kettlebell exercises found in our Fundamentals of Kettlebells Level 1 Course that incorporate the transverse and frontal planes.

We are showcasing 5 of our favourite exercises that incorporate multiple planes of motion:

  1. Walking Throws
  2. Ski Swings
  3. Lateral Swings
  4. Transverse Cleans
  5. Transverse Snatches

Quite often there is deceleration phase as well as an acceleration phase in these movements. The core responds particularly well to resisting motion and many of these exercises require the body to resist over rotation.

I hope this video opened your eyes about the versatility of the Kettlebell and how it can incorporate not only the Sagittal Plane, but the Transverse and Frontal Planes as well.

Make sure you incorporate these movements into your programs to give you strength and stability in multiple planes of motion.

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