Zercher Backward Lunge
The backward lunge is a great exercise to perform when you are wanting to train and load one leg. It is an exercise that builds strength and balance through the gluteals, hamstrings and quadriceps muscles. Commonly we will see individuals perform backward lunges with bodyweight, dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells. In the video below, osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrates a Zercher backwards lunge. This involves holding the barbell across the forearms and clasping/holding the hands together. Compared to a backwards lunge with bar over the shoulder, it requires the individual to maintain an upright posture whilst requiring upper body stability and strength.
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.