Speed is one of the most complex topics in the game of strength and conditioning.
Why is an athlete slow? Well, it could be literally anything: genetics, training age, relative strength, body composition, hip mobility, sleep habits… the list goes on and on!
In terms of lateral speed and agility, athletes need to be able to move in the frontal plane about a sagittal axis. For example, hip abduction strength is absolutely essential for team sport athletes.
But what if your athlete can’t abduct their hip?
In this video, Ty walks your through a 5 exercise progression that he uses for teaching an athlete how to abduct at their hip, that is, pure hip motion (none of that back side bending compensatory movement stuff).
Let’s talk frontal plane. Are you ready?
For more, be sure to check out the Ty’s Speed and Agility Q&A.