Although the lion's share of the running gait takes place in the sagittal plane, we must always remember that running is a triplanar activity. Additionally, deficits in the frontal and transverse plane often play an important role in addressing common running related injuries among recreational distance runners. It's therefore important for rehab and fitness professionals to refine their exercise prescription related to challenging runners beyond the sagittal plane. To accomplish this, I thought it would be helpful to share a simple three way step exercise that I routinely use in working with both healthy and injured runners to prepare them for the performance demands of the sport. While there are many ways to progress or regress this exercise, Im simply demonstrating the baseline exercise. All you need is a step, cinderblock, or platform, and you are in business. Happy training!
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MIKE REINOLD & ERIC CRESSEY'S FUNCTIONAL STABILITY PART 4