This week’s movement education segment focuses on the fundamentals of rotational power and shows one of the basic progressions that we use at Sparta to develop this skill with our athletes.
- Load angle (maintaining a proper edge and alignment with the foot and knee and hip)
- Thoracic extension / rotation (dissociation of upper half and lower half)
- Front leg stiffness (brace and convert lateral forces into rotational forces)
- Extension (thoracic spine and arms extend on the release)
At Sparta we use 1-2 sets of 5-8 reps on each side as a part of the skills warm-up that prepares our athletes for more dynamic rotational movements.