Don't be a Lego man.
Don't be 1985 Super Mario in a 3d modern world.
The vast majority of fitness programs are sagittally based (see 3rd picture). Without actual competency in that plane. Lots of pushing and pulling in a straight line, squats, deadlifts other two limbed, symmetrical (bilateral) movements, but the devil is in the details. HOW you perform these movements will drastically change how they feel, how you progress and your performance.
Ask most S&C coaches - they will tell you the guys that are great in the gym suck on the field or court.
What gives? Sure, the big lifts will make you stronger, but if you lack the COMPETENCY in each plane to correctly load/deload the appropriate structures, then your strength is task specific. IE your squatting is making you great at squatting and not much else. If you are a powerlifter, that *might* (probably not) be okay. If you are anyone else, this should be a concern. Most very successful athletes do this intrinsically, which is why they can be lazy in the gym. Life isnt fair, so us mere mortals need to earn this ability or get hurt.
What do I mean by competency? Can you get out of a bilateral anterior pelvic tilt? Can you feel your hamstrings throughout your ROM in a squat? Can you find internal obliques, (without dropping a sternum/head) can you FEEL your heels throughout your squat, deadlift? Can you stand on a single leg without engaging paraspinals on that side? Do you feel hamstrings/glutes more than low back after squatting? Can you control a ribcage while bench pressing, keeping it retracted?
If you answered yes to these questions, congrats, you may qualify to start chasing frontal plane competency and loading.
If not, you don't. You are 1985 Mario in 2019s three dimensional realm.
The controller won't work. Go back to sagittal plane control, earn those hammies and internal obliques and walk before you run, pun intended.
Planar control is a hierarchy, Sagittal 1st, then Frontal, then Transverse.
This is not a one post topic, so more to come over the next few weeks.
TL;DR - Own the sagittal plane before moving on to more advanced, lateralized or rotational movements.