Wall Squat Variations with Anterior Press

In the two videos below you will see two of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a wall squat variation (body weight and swiss ball assisted) with an anterior weight press.  This exercise was prescribed to incorporate squats for the clients and load up their lower body, but at the same time maintaining stability and keeping a straight back.  The wall squat and variation is also great because you can easily control the degree of knee and hip bend through the movement.  The anterior loaded press was added to increase a slight challenge to ones upper limb and core.

There are many variables that can be played around with in these exercises i.e. sets, reps, depth of squat, start/finish position, speed/tempo, load and foot positions.

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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