In this video, Triathlon Coach Matt Dixon of Purplepatch Fitness explains how to perform two lateral movements. First up is Crossovers. Start by standing upright with shoulders and hips facing forward. Cross your back leg behind the lead leg, swinging your arms opposite to that leg, and then step to the side with the lead leg, again swinging your arms in the opposite direction. Continue for 15 seconds and then stop and move in the opposite direction.
For the side to side movement, start by standing upright with shoulders and hips facing forward, feet shoulder-width apart. Step out with the lead leg and then push with the following leg to bring the feet back to the start position. Continue this rhythmic action, combined with swinging arms, for 15 seconds and then stop and move in the opposite direction.
Next up in the series, we’ll cover our final drill, Strides.
For more on Matt Dixon, visit purplepatch fitness (purplepatchfitness.com) or check him out in Outside magazine. TRX has partnered with Dixon to offer you a variety of interactive training plans available on TrainingPeaks.com. For a FREE demo, click here.