Three Planes Of MovementLast week I mentioned planes of movement and about making sure that you moved well in all of them. But what are planes of movement and how do you make sure that you are moving well in all of them?

There are three planes of movement for the body.

Coronal, Sagittal, and Transverse. Words which don’t really mean a lot unless you have studied the human body, and can be a little confusing, so I’ll explain.


Also known as frontal, are side to side movements and divides the body front to back. An example of exercise in this plane are abduction and adduction movements, such as jumping jacks.


This is a vertical plane of movement and divides the body into left and right sides. Examples of movements in this plane are flexions and extensions, such as kicking a football, walking, jumping, and squatting.

Transverse –

Sometimes known as the axial plane, divides the body into upper and lower halves. Movements in this plane are rotational or horizontal in nature, and include turning your head left to right, performing spinal twists in yoga, woodschoppers, and Ukrainian Twists with a weight. I’ve renamed Russian Twists with my Personal Training Clients in light of the current conflict.

A good and well rounded training plan will regularly incorporate movements from each of the above planes.

What activity do you do right now? What does it look like in each of the planes of movement daily, weekly, and monthly? Are you filling all of the gaps to ensure you’re strong all over?

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Thank you for taking time to read this week’s blog – Three Planes Of Movement.

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