Like many of you out there, I am often time poor and need to be efficient with training due to having a full schedule juggling work, family and other commitments. I also recognise the importance of regular training (I train daily) and it is a non negotiable to not train as part of how I manage my overall health and wellbeing. Whether it be 20 minutes, 40 minutes or a luxurious 60 minutes. In the video below you will see an example of how I might look to incorporate a range of movement patterns into one exercise that demands a combination of upper body strength, trunk control and lower body strength and endurance.

This particular exercise involves:

  • Single arm dumbbell swing (hip dominant hinge)
  • Anterior load (asymmetrical hold) squat
  • Reverse lunge

Depending on the load selected, this exercise can be used for general strength or can be focused towards more the endurance side of things by performing multiple repetitions over time.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. If you would like to book into see one our team at the clinic, please do so below.