The landmine squat is a great variation on the squat that I have found very helpful for teaching individuals to drop down vertically into a squat position and open up through the hips whilst maintaining an upright trunk position. The load is placed at the front of the body like a goblet squat or barbell front squat, but allows for a different hand hold on the bar. Depending on the equipment you have available in your practice or studio, the landmine barbell squat is a nice alternative from holding the dumbbell or kettlebell as you would normally in a goblet squat. The squat movement pathway is also slightly different and therefore offers one the opportunity to vary up their squat routine and ask the body to have to adapt to this.
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.