The video of the week for this week is the Rotational One Leg Squat.
This is my favorite exercise on the Functional Training Grid and is a multi-planer exercise that I really like. I tend to not like some of the multi-planar exercises I see because they seem to encourage compensation more than quality movement. What I like about the Rotational One Leg Squat is that the exercise is quantifiable. The cones can be placed at the edge of the concentric circles on the grid and the number of touches counted. Different size cones can be used to increase the difficulty. Taller cones are more knee dominant, smaller cones become more hip dominant.This is excellent for rehab as bilateral comparison can be done with a scoreable, functional outcome. I also like it for genral training as it it presnts a unique challenge with a low load. The exercise is probably more of a hybrid as it falls somewhere between a one leg squat and a one leg straight leg deadlift.