Coaching Rotation Using Anti-Rotation

by: Pete Holman

Ex Rx

Incorporate transverse-plane core work into your foundational movement training paradigm.

When you watch someone hit a golf ball, throw a punch or simply retrieve groceries from the car, it’s evident that human movement occurs in all three planes of motion. A review of basic core anatomy—major muscles attached to the trunk, above the ischial tuberosity and below the superior aspect of the sternum—reveals that 87.5% of the core muscles are oriented either diagonally or horizontally, and one action that these muscles perform is rotation (Santana 2000).

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 9

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About the Author

Pete Holman

Pete Holman IDEA Author/Presenter

I am Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and US National TaeKwon-Do champion and team captain. I invented the TRX Rip Trainer and the adjunct 8 hour CEU cours. My latest invention is the Nautilus Glute Drive (the first ever plate loaded Hip Thrust machine on the market.) The combination of understanding rehabilitative medicine and sports performance training has given me a unique perspective on the physical and mental components of human movement. I have enjoyed working with professional athletes from the NFL, X-Games, MLB, UFC, and Extreme Skiing World Championships; however, I pride myself on tapping into the natural athlete in us all.