Cossack Squat + Counterweight

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a Cossack squat with counterweight (kettlebell held out in front).  He has incorporated this into his Cossack squat warm up routine to assist with both trunk positioning and also gaining range towards the end range of the movement.   The weight selected is just enough to assist with the exercise.  Following a couple of sets of this exercise, progression to a Cossack squat without counterweight is performed.  This is a great overall exercise for both developing mobility through the hips in the frontal plane, but also building strength in the legs.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

 

 

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