Lateral Lunge to Carioca – An Osteopaths Perspective
In the video below you will see one of P4O clients performing a lateral lunge to carioca (step across the body). This is a great exercise as it loads the lower body in the frontal plane with one leg stepping away from the body and then the same leg stepping across the body. This certainly means all those muscles working around the hip i.e. glutes, adductors that work a lot in the frontal plane are challenged. It also means all those other muscles that might work primarily in the sagittal or transverse plane are loaded in the frontal plane. Start with bodyweight loading first and then progress to light dumbbells with the 8 – 15 rep range.
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.