🎄25 DAYS OF FITNESS🎄 💥DAY 11💥 ⚡️ANTI-ROTATIONAL MARCHES⚡️ Many of our athletes have noticed that exercises such as Anti-Rotational Core appear on almost every program, regardless of sport. Today a track athlete asked why they perform anti-rotational exercises when the 100m sprint is in a straight line. Anti-Rotational Exercises are exercises that build stability and strength to prevent rotation. “Preventing rotation” means that your body is able to resist forces acting upon it that may try to rotate or move it in a way/direction that it can't move safely.
The cores primary function is to resist movement, not create it. Once athletes learn to resist movement at the hips & spine, they will become more efficient at transferring energy from the lower body to the upper body. During sprinting force is applied into the ground, and that force must travel from the foot through the entire body. The athlete who can create the greatest amount of force, without leaking any power out through the core, will be the fastest on the track.
To better show the affects of external forces and lack of core strength I’ve recently incorporated Anti-Rotational March into our athletes programs. This exercise (shown above) teaches athletes how to produce force into the ground while fighting unwanted movement.
I got this idea from Pete Bommarito (@bommaritos) who utilizes vests with varying attachment sites, to cause different external feedback for his athletes. Simple drill, and all I’m looking for is:
✅ Tall Torso
✅ Limited Body Movement
✅ Core Engagement
✅ Single Leg Stability
✅ Max Velocity Position
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