Ipsilateral Dumbbell Lunges
The lunge is a great training exercise to include in a lower body strength program because it requires a combination of upper body stability whilst requiring the individual to load the lower body and maintain balance. Typically the lunge is performed with bodyweight or using dumbbells, however you can further ones need to stabilise the torso by performing the lunge movement with a weight on one side of the body.
In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing an ipsilateral dumbbell reverse lunge at Elite Sports Performance in Spotswood Melbourne.
If you are looking to try this exercise, start with a smaller weight so that you can get a feel of the movement pattern and how the offset weight requires you to work through your torso.
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.