Deadbug Exercise Variations

The deadbug exercise is essentially an exercise that requires one to maintain a stable torso (whilst lying on the ground) and moving limb(s).  One must be able to breathe normally throughout the exercise and you can look to challenge this exercise through change in stability (lying on foam roller etc), load (use of kettlebells, bands, short to long lever with the hand or leg), volume (sets/reps), time under tension (speed) etc etc.  In the video series below you will see a couple of examples of progression of this exercise for one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.