Goodmorning Exercise With Varying Foot Stances – An Osteopaths Perspectives

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a goodmorning exercise (a hip hinge barbell loaded exercise that trains the posterior chain i.e. lower back, gluteals and hamstring).  He performs 4 sets of 10 reps with a submaximal load due to the varying foot stances adopted (narrow and wide) in the exercise.  Often we will train movements like the squat, lunge, step up and deadlift patterns with the same fixed foot patterns. Whilst this might be a good strategy for maximal loads, I will often vary the stances of these movements with sub maximal so that the body is forced to adapt and build strength across a wider range of function.

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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