Get Yourself Squat Ready

There are many different ways to warm up and get yourself ready to squat.  Often I will spend 10-15 minutes carrying out a range of mobility and activation drills that focus on ankle, hip and spine mobility, as well as a range of exercises that warm up and get the right muscles active and ready to fire.  I will also perform a number of drills that involve actually squatting movements that get me ready to hit position and have the body prepared for lifting.   Often I  will also spend up to 4-6 sets squatting with the bar on my back and working towards my working sets.  This way I can feel fully prepared and ready to squat.

In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing an overhead squat against the wall with the hip circle placed around his knees. I especially like this drill because it focuses on hitting positions and activating the upper body and lower body.  This drill can also be performed with the bar across the back or without a bar.

Next time you are in the gym and looking to squat, give this a go and perform 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps to help get the body squat ready.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

 

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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