Single Arm Kettlebell Mountain Climber

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a single arm kettlebell mountain climber.  The main reason this exercise has been modified from the traditional mountain climber is that Heath is training around a right shoulder injury.  Rather than not train at all, the exercise has been modified to allow training without loading the right shoulder.  The mountain climber exercise is one that focuses on torso and upper limb stability whilst alternating leg lifts when both hands are traditionally on the ground (think high plank position).  The kettlebell has been incorporated into this exercise to allow for a neutral gripping position as well as change the torso angle to reduce the challenge (effort to hold the body against gravity).  The single arm version requires one to stabilise their weight through 3 points of contact (left shoulder and two feet) and then lifting the leg requires stability across two points of contact.  In this video the same side leg as stabilising arm is lifted as it is easier to stabilise the torso in the high plank position with two points of contact diagonally.

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.

 

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