The Paraball is the perfect tool to train throwing mechanics, but it´s also a great tool to train spine rotation. If it´s a great tool to train spine rotation it also means you can train gait with it, if you know how to sequence the movements properly. Last week we learned how to move in the frontal plane while doing a Paraball swing, today we are going to learn how to move on the sagittal plane.
To learn this variation of the sagittal plane walk, we are going to start with the two most basic moves, the forehand and the backhand swing, BUT we are going to modify the stance slightly. Instead of using a bilateral stance, similar to what we use in a throw, we are going to use a unilateral stance, similar to what we use in boxing. The front foot is going to hold most of our weight and the back heel is going to be lifted from the ground. The pelvis will be facing forward, that way we can move forward or backwards, on the sagittal plane.
Leave a comment if you have any questions.