Wall Supported Single Leg RDL – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a wall supported single leg RDL.  The non training leg (rear leg) is placed against the wall and the individual hinges towards the ground with a partial bent knee whilst holding a load (kettlebell) to load the grounded legs posterior chain (glutes and hamstrings).  An asymmetrical load also requires the individual to maintain a torso position parallel to the ground and in alignment with the hips which should be parallel to the ground.  This is a modification on the single leg RDL whereby additional stability and control is added to the movement.  This might work well as a regression from the single leg RDL or allow one to train a slightly heavier load than they would with the single leg RDL.

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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