Developing your non-dominant side is one of the best ways to make yourself a better athlete. However, many athletes unwittingly avoid non-dominant side development because they don’t want to look or feel awkward.  Confronting your weaknesses with sound strategy to effectively enhance your non-dominant side is one of the principle tenants of WeckMethod™ and Non-Dominant Side Training®. Greater control of your non-dominant side improves athletic movement skills as both sides of your body are able to work better together as one complete unit.  

The stronger and/or more coordinated side of your body has had many years to establish its dominance.  WeckMethod RMT® (Rotational Movement Training®) uses the “Compare/Contrast Principle” to borrow the intelligence of your better side to educate your non-dominant side. WeckMethod RMT® employs bilateral circular/spiraling movement patterns with tools such as the WeckMethod RMT® Club and WeckMethod RMT® Ropes

This creates balanced muscle memory that translates or carries over to many athletic movements including throwing, hitting, running, jumping, better agility and athletic balance. The bilateral patterns with these tools enable you to compare the quality of one side against the other.  You begin to understand exactly what you are doing with your dominant side by comparing and contrasting both sides.  You literally “program” your non-dominant side to perform better more rapidly with this approach.  Not only will this improve your non-dominant side, but the examination and comparison between right and left will also enhance your dominant side capabilities.  

Improving the capability of your non-dominant side minimizes movement deficiencies and improves overall athletic capacity, balance and strength. The techniques utilized in Non-Dominant Side Training® develop better symmetry and allow the non-dominant side of your body to contribute with greater efficiency, coordination, and total body performance.  You can look at it as simple math.  Let’s say your dominant side performs at a 9 out of 10 but your non-dominant side only performs at a 4, your total is 13.  If you elevate your non-dominant side to a 7 (and improve your dominant side to a 9.5) with Non-Dominant Side Training®, your new total is raised to a 16.5.  

Non-Dominant Side Training® will improve the communication between both sides of your body to make you “twice” the athlete you are today.  The unified ability you gain with Non-Dominant Side Training® decreases wasted effort and strain from overcompensating with your dominant side for the deficiencies and inefficiencies of an untrained non-dominant side. Non-Dominant Side Training® is key to creating balance and symmetry throughout your body to give you a stronger athletic foundation regardless of your sport or activity.