Over time, as we both videotaped runners on the treadmill and recorded their relative instability on the left and right sides, we began to see a correlation between which SIDE was less stable on the treadmill during running…
…and which SIDE was more difficult to do well with this Half Front Plank with Reach.
That’s right. A clear pattern was developing. A correlation between this exercise and instability in running.
We found it individually, without discussing it together, until one day when we came upon discussing it entirely accidently.
Is it a coincidence? I think not!
It’s about patterns, not individual muscles or body parts
As you will see when you watch the instructional video, there are a number of “moving parts” with this exercise. It’s often said that the “whole is greater than the sum of the parts,” and when it comes to this movement, that is absolutely true.
In other words, it isn’t ever about a single body part or muscle.
The entire exercise is a pattern. By pattern, I simply mean a sequence of actions within muscle, connective tissue, and bone, that result in a MOVEMENT.
Running is naturally the same way. It’s not about a single part or muscle. When you look at these exercises within this course, think about that. Make the connection in your own mind to look at patterns – at holistic movement – rather than thinking of “right” or “left” side.
The video will teach you everything you need to know. So get your learn on!
I’ll say it again. This is one of the most important exercises you’ll do in this program.
- Learn every detail.
- Connect all of the dots.
- Watch yourself carefully.
- Scale it appropriately.
- Have fun with it!