Rotational Movement and Non-Dominant Side Training
What is Non-Dominant Side Training
Developing your non-dominant side is one of the best ways to make yourself a better athlete. More often than not, athletes avoid non-dominant side development because they don’t want to look or feel awkward. Breaking through the awkwardness and limitations of your mind and body can lead to greater control of your non-dominant side, which helps improve athletic movement skills as both sides of your body are able to work better together as one complete unit.
The stronger, more coordinated side of your body has established its dominance throughout your life through consistent usage and education. By using the “Compare/Contrast Principle,” we can teach your body to borrow the intelligence of your better side to help educate your non-dominant side, thus improving coordination, balance, and global athleticism.
This creates balanced muscle memory that translates or carries over to many athletic movements such as throwing, hitting, running, jumping, better agility and athletic balance. By learning to compare the quality of one side against the other, you begin to understand exactly what you are doing with your dominant side and then work to implement these same movement patterns to your non-dominant side. Not only will this improve your non-dominant side, but the examination and comparison between right and left will also enhance your dominant side capabilities.
Improving the capability of your non-dominant side minimizes movement deficiencies and improves overall athletic capacity, balance and strength. The techniques utilized in Non-Dominant Side Training encourages symmetry between left and right sides of your body and allows the non-dominant side of your body to contribute with greater efficiency, coordination, and total body performance.
Non-Dominant Side Training will improve the communication between both sides of your body to make you an all around better athlete, decrease wasted effort and strain from overcompensating with your dominant side for the deficiencies and inefficiencies of your non-dominant side, and will help build a much stronger athletic foundation regardless of what sport your play.
What is Rotational Movement Training?
Rotation is the fundamental essence of human movement. Whether you are walking, running, swinging a golf club, or simply turning to your left or right, your body is moving with some degree of rotation. There are no straight lines in the human body, so it only makes sense that you should train your body to achieve its highest movement capabilities through Rotational Movement Training.
Rotational Movement Training is designed to unify, strengthen, and balance the body while educating it to move smarter and with greater efficiency and athleticism. By combining rotational movements within the body with specialized equipment, compound integrated movement patterns, and skill based high intensity exercises, we can help promote greater communication and connection between muscles, tendons, connective tissues, and joints within your body. Enhanced communication and connection helps to promote integration and sequencing between your core and the rest of your body. The better integrated your body is, the more effectively you can produce and express total body strength from your core and throughout your entire body.
The movement patterns and exercises used in Rotational Movement Training closely relate to those used in sports and everyday life activities. Training this way prepares your body to execute movements with greater ease and fluidly to increase the power and explosiveness of the movements while decreasing the risk of injury.
If you’re interested in learning more about Rotational Movement and Non-Dominant Side Training, please contact us at 724.900.0323.