Getting Your Lunge On | An Osteopaths Perspective
The lunge is one of my favourite lower limb exercises because it reveals a lot when it comes to looking at how one can move one side of the body to the other as well as offering a great deal of variation in how one can perform a lunge. Some of my go to favourite lunge variations include:
- Anterior and posterior lunge – Sagittal plane
- Lateral lunge and carioca – Frontal plane
- Rotational lunge – Transverse lunge
- The lunge can be varied in many different ways and some of my favourite tweaks as Gary Gray calls it include the start position, lunge distance, lunge direction, end point, speed/tempo +/- the use of external load.
In the video below you will see a few of my favourite lunge movements.
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.