15. Standing

One Leg Squat

A progression on the Squat Pattern.

A One-Leg Squat can increase the intensity of the squat, or address asymmetrical weakness

Performing a squat pattern with the Oov Standing, allows good proprioceptive feedback and activation of the core and pelvic floor.

The user goes into the squat pattern, having to hold the Oov against the wall by applying a slight upward force. This will keep activation through the Glutes in an eccentric activation, while still engaging the core and pelvic floor.

Also, as the Oov is maintaing the curve in the Lumbar Spine, and the Oov moves with the user due to its curved shape, it stops the user flexing in the lumbar spine, and encourages the desired flexion at the Hip Joint.

Oov Squat Pattern

Performing a squat pattern with the Oov Standing, allows good proprioceptive feedback and activation of the core and pelvic floor.

The user goes into the squat pattern, having to hold the Oov against the wall by applying a slight upward force. This will keep activation through the Glutes in an eccentric activation, while still engaging the core and pelvic floor.

Also, as the Oov is maintaing the curve in the Lumbar Spine, and the Oov moves with the user due to its curved shape, it stops the user flexing in the lumbar spine, and encourages the desired flexion at the Hip Joint.

Oov Standing Positioning

Using the Oov standing is a progression from lying down on the Oov, increasing weight bearing and function.

Its important to position correctly. By Holding the Oov then up against the wall, the user is activating their Glutes, Core and Pelvic Floor, whilst the Lordosis of the Lumbar Spine is maintained.

The Scapular are free to move, and the support of the material at the Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine help restrict hyper extension throughout all areas of the spine.