Lateral Single Leg Box Step Up

I am a big believer in including single unilateral leg work into ones training program as we as humans perform many activities loading or biasing load towards one side of the body i.e. walking up and down stairs, lunging etc.  Unilateral work also helps an individual to identify and work on improving where there might be an imbalance in strength, mobility and control.

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a lateral single leg step up.  Typically step ups are performed in the sagittal plane (moving forward) and in the vertical axis (onto a box).  The lateral step up (frontal plane) bias places a different demand on the individual and therefore will emphasise those frontal plane muscles more so than an anterior (sagittal plane) step up.

If you are currently training then I would encourage you to build some unilateral work (step up, step down, lunge, bulgarian split squat) work into your everyday training program.  It can be part of your movement prep phase or main working sets.

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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