The Box Squat

The Box Squat is one of those great exercises to implement into anyones program who are looking to add variation to their squatting routine and are also wanting to increase the posterior chain load.  Due to the nature of the box squat exercise requiring the individual to sit back onto the box, this places an increased training load through the gluteals and hamstrings.  In the video below we have osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating the box squat.

 

Coaching Tips For The Box Squat

  • Start the box at a height where the thigh is parallel to the ground or slightly above for the beginner.
  • Aim for the shins to be vertical to the ground throughout the downward phase, touch phase and pushing up phase.
  • Keep the knees out and screw the feet into the ground to keep the gluteals tight.
  • Maintain a neutral spine.
  • Avoid rocking out of the touch phase.

 

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

 

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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