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How Rotary Stability Enhances Performance & Strength

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We often like to bring some of our lesser known DVRT tools to the forefront because there is SO much we like to discuss in our training system and help people learn to train smarter, that they often get left behind. This means that people often miss opportunities that they would normally know are available to them. 

For example, we can discuss how these tools come about by realizing what we are trying to teach the body about functional fitness and get better results. Rotary stability is what we are going to use to accomplish that today. 

Disappointed? After all, what muscles are we working anyways? 

Helping people understand that the reason we focus on something like rotary stability rather than specific muscles is that we train MORE muscles by focusing on the concept of rotary stability more so than if we do place emphasis on something like your obliques. Even though your obliques are a big part of rotary stability, we lose understanding the much bigger impact we could have if we focused just on specific muscles. 

Research shows that when we focus on concepts like rotary stability we not only train more muscles but train them to work together at a higher level.

The Rotary Stability Pattern challenges motor control, timing, energy transfer, coordination, and reflex stabilization. Okay soooooooo how does that help you?!

It doesn’t matter if you are training to want to perform at a higher level, be more injury resilient to issues in the low back and shoulders, or just train A LOT of muscles at once. How is the last one possible? 

When we perform movement, it isn’t just about how strong one muscle performs. Not only do muscles have to produce strength, they also have to be “turned on” at the right time. This is what is meant by motor control and timing, unless you understand movement this won’t make a lot of sense. You want to focus serrates anterior issues that impact the shoulder, you want to improve core stability that makes a difference in the low back, or just improve how your body works so you can lift more in the gym these ideas are essential.

As the paper, “Anterior and Posterior Serape: The Rotational Core” explains,

”Consider exercises, such as the Paloff press, birddogs, short cable/band rotations, one-arm push-ups, and one-arm standing cable presses—all of these are designed to enhance performance of the serape with minimal risk. For example, a staggered stance (left foot forward), contralateral-arm, band or cable press, involves the diagonal core musculature consisting of the right serratus anterior, the right external obliques, left internal obliques, and the left hip flexor/adductor complex .”

That is why we love to show drills that bring this type of information to life and higher levels of strength training. For example, our lateral drags are a great example of how we use the WHOLE body to teach proper rotary stability like Coach Greg Perlaki shows below…

Coach Cari Satre shows how we begin our rotary stability training in a stable environment like the ground, progress to tall kneeling, and ultimately want to perform such movements in more functional positions and patterns!

Coach Cory Cripe shows how we take these ideas and keep adding layers. They make our more familiar lifts like a deadlift so much more effective. Combining strength and stability always helps us accomplish more as long as we use the right progressions to build people up. This IS bodybuilding because it is how you actually help people build a better body, isn’t that the whole point?

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