When it comes to running related injuries (RRIs), the frontal plane receives considerable attention, especially among recreational female distance runners. A good chunk of research over the past several years has particularly focused on peak hip adduction and contralateral pelvic drop (CPD) during the stance phase of running. So, I thought it would be helpful to share a group of exercises that I routinely use to challenge runners in the frontal plane. My primary goal in prescribing these exercises is to simply challenge runners outside of the sagittal plane while building capacity and exposing them to more variable loads. It should also be mentioned that these exercises are used in combination with other interventions such as mirror gait training and step rate manipulation to address impairments related to the frontal plane. At day's end, we must never forget that running is a tri-planar activity!
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