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Principle Four Osteopathy Blog

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Ramblings from your osteopath about all things movement, exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and workplace ergonomics.

Written for the general public and allied health professional

14 Nov Powerband Hip Hinge Movement Prep

Powerband Hip Hinge Movement Prep Movement prep should be a part of any good strength and conditioning program.   The aim of the movement prep (warm up) is to raise the body's core temperature, introduce some sweat and have the body primed to train.  In the...

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13 Nov Lateral Single Leg Step Up

Lateral Single Leg Step Up The step up exercise is a great exercise for training unilateral lower limb strength whilst demanding a stable torso.  This exercise is most commonly prescribed with the individual stepping forward and back down to the ground in the sagittal plane. In the...

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12 Nov Ab Roller Progressions

Ab Roller Progressions The Ab Roller is one the more common exercise tools used in the strength and conditioning environment to train the core.  It involves the individual placing their hands on the wheel and having to roll it away from their centre of gravity and...

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10 Nov Single Leg Training For Athletic Performance

Single Leg Training For Athletic Performance I was recently reading the journal article titled " Single-Leg Training for 2-Legged Sports: Efficacy of Strength Development in Athletic Performance" that was written by Juan Carlos Santana in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2001 and there many great take away messages that...

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10 Nov Alternating Bent Over Row

Alternating Bent Over Row This exercise is a variation on the bent over row and requires the individual to stabilize the spine and resist rotation whilst training the back.  The kettlebells are a great way to train the back and this exercise can also be performed...

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10 Nov Band Training For Speed

Band Training For Speed Attaching the band to the kettlebell means that when you swing the band there is going to be an acceleration of kettlebell in the downward phase of the movement and the individual will need to explode into the upward phase of the...

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09 Nov Barbell Ab Rollout Progressions

Barbell Ab Rollout Progressions I have recently been playing around with the barbell as a tool to perform an abdominal rollout after seeing S&C coach Daniel DiPasqua performing it at Elite Sports Performance. In the videos below you will see two different versions of the barbell ab...

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09 Nov A Quick Look At Ankle Sprain Injuries

A Quick Look At Ankle Sprain Injuries   These are probably one of the most common injuries of the foot and ankle and are typically associated with a trauma where the individual has fallen and twisted their ankle.  It is also commonly known as inversion sprain.  As...

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08 Nov Taking A Look At Lifting Belts

Taking A Look At Lifting Belts I was recently reading the article "A Review of the Use of Lifting Belts" that was published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2006 and thought I would discuss the key discussion points of this article.  If you would...

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07 Nov Taking A Look At The Overhead Lift

Taking A Look At The Overhead Lift I was recently reading the article titled "A Progression for Teaching the Overhead Lifts" that was published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2003.   Click here if you would like to purchase the article. The overhead lift (also known...

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06 Nov Importance Of Strengthening The Hip

Importance Of Strengthening The Hip I was recently reading the article "Importance of Comprehensive Hip Strengthening" that was published in the National Strength and Conditioning Journal and it posed a few important messages that I thought I would discuss in my blog post. The article discussed how in strength...

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05 Nov The Nordic Hamstring Exercise

The Nordic Hamstring Exercise I was recently reading the article "The Nordic Eccentric Hamstring Exercise for Injury Prevention in Soccer Players" that was published in the National Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2008.  If you would like to read this article in more detail, please click...

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04 Nov The Front Squat

The Front Squat I was recently reading the article "The Front Squat and Its Variations" that was published in 2007 in the National Strength and Conditioning Journal and thought I would write a short blog on the front squat and some of the common ways one...

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