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Principle Four Osteopathy Blog

Your Osteopath In The Melbourne City CBD

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

12 Oct Medicine Ball Rotational Throw – Core Exercise

Medicine Ball Rotational Throw - Core Exercise The medicine ball throw is probably one of my favourite rotational core exercise because it requires very little equipment (wall and medicine ball) and the exercise is a full body exercise that allows the individual to train movements rather...

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10 Oct Vertical Pressing Exercises & Progressions

Vertical Pressing Exercises & Progressions The vertical press movement is a staple in my upper body routine.  There are so many great ways to perform vertical pressing and I have outlined some of my go to favourites and reasons why below: Kettlebell overhead press (double or ipsilateral) -...

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08 Oct Horizontal Pull Exercises & Progressions

Horizontal Pull Exercises & Progressions The horizontal pull movement is one of the most important movements to incorporate into ones upper body program.  This combined with vertical pulling movements helps to balance out the vertical and horizontal pushing that is often commonly performed in most peoples...

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07 Oct Posterior Cable Fly

Posterior Cable Fly In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a posterior cable fly.  This is a great exercise for those wishing to train the muscles around the scapular and posterior shoulder/back. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ_3hE7DAVA/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle...

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06 Oct Plank with Anti Rotational Challenge

Plank with Anti Rotational Challenge In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a plank with arm reach. This arm reach requires Heath to maintain stability of the body against gravity and avoid the rotation effect that gravity is challenging him on.   For...

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06 Oct Vertical Pulling Exercise Progressions

Vertical Pulling Exercise Progressions The chin up / pull up exercise is by far one of my most favourite exercise to perform as well as prescribe to the non injured client because it requires them to conquer moving their own body weight against gravity.  Add horizontal...

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06 Oct Hip Bridge Progressions

Hip Bridge Progressions The hip bridge is a commonly prescribed exercise used as part of movement preparation and strength training of the gluteals and hamstring muscles.   Below I have outlined a number of various hip bridge progressions one could look at incorporating from beginner through to...

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04 Oct Preparing For Training

Preparing For Training In the past my approach to preparation for training was very limited and as my body started to become beaten up, sore and generally less flexible and mobile over time, I decided to do something about it.  Then I was introduced to a...

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01 Oct Simple Way To Assess Lower Body Strength & Power

Simple Way To Assess Lower Body Strength & Power Recently I have been reading Mike Boyle's new book titled "Functional Training For Sports 2nd Edition" and he talks about his favourite functional lower body strength exercises.  In his book he talks about using the rear foot...

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30 Sep Assessing Functional Upper Body Strength

Assessing Functional Upper Body Strength I have recently been reading Mike Boyle's new book " Functional Training For Sports"2nd edition" and it has been great to see that he writes about using chin ups/pull ups, inverted bodyweight row and the push up as the assessment for...

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