Single Leg Glute Isometric Exercise – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a single leg glute isometric exercise.  This involves the individual standing near the wall with the outer leg locked straight and the wall side leg bent to 90 degrees and gently pushing into the wall.  This results in a contraction of the lateral hip muscles on the outer weight bearing leg.  This is a nice exercise for those wishing to engage the gluteals in a standing position.  One must aim to keep the pelvis and torso perpendicular to the wall and to maintain a level pelvis position.  You can start with several sets of short duration holds i.e. 10 seconds and progress their duration.

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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