Squat To Overhead Reach

I was first introduced to this exercise when reading up on the Functional Movement Screen and corrective exercise strategies.  This is a great exercise drill to perform to work on ones squat pattern and trunk/upper body mobility.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a squat with overhead reach.  For those of you who have adequate ankle range of motion, please squat with feet on the ground.  For myself, I am currently working on improving my ankle range of motion and rather than miss out on the other benefits of this exercise drill, I have decided to raise my heels of the ground.

Rather than focusing on sets and reps, try spending a set period of time at the bottom of this squat position and work to time i.e. 90-120 seconds.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  Appointments can be made by booking online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.