Goblet Squat Trunk Positioning Review – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating the bottom phase of the goblet squat.  The goblet squat is a squat that allows one to maintain a relatively upright trunk position (similar to the front squat) and is an exercise that I will perform commonly either as a warm up for heavier back squatting (typically I will perform 3-4 sets 10-12 reps focusing on foot/ankle/hip mobility) or for strength (selecting a weight that challenges myself for 5-8 reps and performing 4-5 sets).     In the image below you will see two lines (one along the tibia and the other trunk position).  The reason for incorporating these lines into the image is to demonstrate my tibia to trunk position and this is something that I have been working on each time I undertake vertical squatting patterns (as previously there was quite a difference between trunk and tibia angles).

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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