Supine Bottom Up Kettlebell Scapular Drill

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a supine bottom up kettlebell scapular drill.  Lying supine he holds the kettlebell in his hands upside down (this requires increased stability and control through the wrist and hand.  When in this position he downwardly retracts the scapular to lock the shoulder into a closed pack position and then pushes the kettlebell up towards the ceiling vertically.  He repeats this movement for 10-15 times to work on engaging the scapular whilst the upper limb is working to hold the kettlebell.  This is a great way to engage the upper limb in the horizontal plane whilst creating a stable base.  The real challenge is to avoid dropping the kettlebell on yourself.  If you have not completed this program before, start with resting a shoe of a closed fist until you feel confident with this exercise and then progress to a dumbbell in hand before moving to a kettlebell.


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.