Kettlebell Romanian Deadlift With Additional Grip Training – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a kettlebell romanian deadlift (a great posterior chain exercise for the gluteal and hamstrings that involves the hip hinge movement pattern).  The kettlebell has been selected as the external load because one can easily keep this close to ones body and centre of gravity and allows for additional grip training through the use of the hand towel (holding the towel challenges one grip in a different way to simply holding the kettlebell).  When performing this exercise you may look to select a kettlebell weight that provides a suitable posterior chain stress load but also challenges your grip.  Be mindful to not go too heavy first up or you are likely to fatigue your gripping muscles sooner than the larger posterior chain muscles.   This has been added as an accessory movement exercise and was carried out for higher repetitions (10-15) for multiple sets.

This blog post was written by Melbourne osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Melbourne 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 Melbourne osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD osteopathy 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 Melbourne osteopathic 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 your Melbourne Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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