Developing Power Outside the Frontal Plane

As much as I enjoy Olympic lifts and feel they have a place in most all training programs, I’m not sure they are going to carryover to the rotational/frontal plane as much as some people may think or hope. If an athlete requires rotational/frontal power (probably most athletes), I think you need to specifically train that quality

Hockey is a perfect example of this;

  • Skating is essentially a frontal plane movement. If you want to develop more powerful skaters, bounding and jumping in the frontal plane would be a great idea
  • Shooting a puck is a rotational movement. If you want to shoot harder, throwing med balls in a rotational manner would be extremely beneficial.

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