Ipsilateral means using the same side arm and leg. Ipsilateral movements are a great progression to use from contralateral (of or pertaining to the other side), because the upper body movement receives less contribution from the legs and relies more on the core to provide the rotation. Cables are great for this as they are much more functional than machines - allowing for user-defined movement as opposed to that dictated by the axis of a modular piece of equipment and integrating the entire body together as it’s designed to. It’s all about using the body as a whole, using the sling systems. There are several slings - groups of muscles connected by fascia that often work in a diagonal fashion and that lie on the anterior (front) and posterior (back) portion of the trunk and up into the arms and down into the legs. The primary function of sling systems is to stabilize the pelvis and spine during movement, but also to drive the body into motion which enhances performance in all sports from racket sports, track & field, football, swimming, baseball, golf and volleyball to name but a few …

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