Lateral Lunge To Carioca

The lateral lunge to carioca is one of my favourite frontal plane exercises as you are required to work the entire lower body and this requires a combination of both mobility and stability.

Lateral Lunge

The lateral lunge is a great exercise in its own right as you will load the landing leg whilst requiring the body to stretch in the frontal plane in the planted leg.  This is a great exercise for both adductors and abductors.

Carioca

The Carioca is another great exercise that has the individual stepping either in front or behind in the frontal plane and will load both the adductors and abductors.

Combining The Two Movements

In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a lateral lunge to carioca.  In the video you will also see him holding a kettlebell on one side of the body which requires him to maintain balance with an asymmetrical load.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

 

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.

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