3205 Strength through Rotation

Advanced / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Tuesday, June 19, 2019 12:45-4:00 pm 3.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 12:45-2:15 pm / Pool: 2:30-4:00 pm)


Faculty: Maryanne Haggerty, MS-ExPhys


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Rotation, or training in multiplanar, is common to all movement. Whether its resisting rotational forces in an effort to minimize energy leaks, or creating rotational forces in order to maximize kinetic linking, the trunk plays a central role. We will review multiplanar activation, which is used in all movement, and try some simple techniques you can use to help your clients improve outcomes.


Many exercise conditioning programs emphasize the sagittal plane and some frontal plane, without conditioning movement in the transverse plane. Since most injuries occur in the transverse plane during the eccentric phase of muscle deceleration, this course will address the foundation of strength in all planes. In this workshop you will use multi-planar exercise conditioning that develops the ability to resist rotational forces and create rotational forces.


The practical application of progressing stabilization and strengthening in three planes will be developed with effective progressions. Body mechanics with trunk stability will be emphasized to ensure safely progressing from sagittal, to frontal, to transverse planar conditioning motions.  



1)  Address multiplanar activation and movement, and the ability to safely and effectively progress conditioning exercises.

2) Ensure proficiency in the central role of the trunk to minimize weaknesses of the kinetic chain and maximize development of kinetic linking.

3)  Develop strength in resisting rotational forces and in creating rotational forces.


FACULTY: Maryanne Haggerty, MS-ExPhys, educates individuals, groups, and corporations in health, wellness, and fitness. In addition to teaching several certifications and continuing education courses,  she has developed many progressive functional exercises for stabilization and muscular strengthening. Her mission is to promote safe and effective exercise enabling individuals to be functionally stronger.