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The Side Kick Exercise

This is a body weight movement that is commonly seen in exercise methods such as Zuu Training, Animal Flow and other bodyweight methods.  It is a great one for training mobility through the thoracic spine and hips as well as building strength and power through the hips and stability in the upper body.

When performing this exercise, start slowly and focus on keeping the hands on the floor and then literally moving or sliding your leg through. The grounded leg should be in a position where the foot is flat on the ground and the tibia is vertical to the ground to reduce torsion through the knee.  As you develop your technique in this exercise, you can play around with the speed of the movement so that you can start training speed and power.

If you would like to find out more about adding exercises like this into your everyday workout, be sure to contact Osteopath Heath Williams at Principle Four Osteopathy.

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.