Today's Edge: How often are you training in multiple planes? It's important to expose your body structures to multiple planes of movement when you train. Try this Lateral Skater Hop for better results:
The Lateral Skater Hop is a great exercise to train lateral power and explosiveness. It targets your outside/lateral glute muscles.
Keep your chest facing front. Sit down and back on one leg and push the ground out/away from your body. Aim to cover as much ground as you can without spending time on the ground with each step. Use this as a warm-up or paired with a lateral squat based resistance exercise. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 12-20 total repetitions.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
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