Single Arm Kettlebell Squat – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a single arm kettlebell squat.  In this video he is squatting with a 40kg dumbbell which is a lot of load for him.  You will see that he has to work hard to try and counter the rotational pull of the offset kettlebell position.  This highlights both the effect that an asymmetrical kettlebell hold can create as well as highlights the fact that he is probably needing to drop the load slightly and build up further capacity before attempting this load for sets of 3-5 reps to build strength.  The kettlebell is a great tool because it allows you to train many conventional movements, but challenges the body differently to tools such as the barbell which offers a balanced symmetrical load.

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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