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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

15 Dec Back + Grip Training – Wow!!!

Back + Grip Training - WOW!!! Who would have thought that these little ball attachments that go on a bar make a chin up so much more difficult.  Having to grip and hold yourself is one thing, let alone then pull yourself up.  Typically I can...

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14 Dec Your Environment Is Your Training Playground

Your Environment Is Your Training Playground I hear people say all the time that they cannot exercise unless they have a gym to go to.  I absolutely disagree with this and feel that there are many great mobility and strength exercises we can perform in a...

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13 Dec Handstand With Weight Shift

Handstand With Weight Shift In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a handstand with weight shift (moving weight slowly back and forth over each hand) at Elite Sports Performance in Spotswood. The aim was to increase the load...

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11 Dec Incline Dumbbell V Press

Incline Dumbbell V Press In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating an incline dumbbell V press.  The incline position of the bench changes the load and stress through the chest slightly and will adopt greater anterior shoulder contribution.  The dumbbells require the...

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10 Dec Ab Roller Exercise From Feet

Ab Roller Exercise From Feet In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a partial range ab roller exercise from feet (a progression from the knees) and using the wall as a safety net as the roller moves away...

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08 Dec Making Training Fun and Stimulating

Making Training Fun and Stimulating Recently I attended a 1 day course on Chronic Pain and Movement that was conducted by osteopath Grant Burrows of Pro Care in Geelong.  Grant is one of those very smart people who is able to translate very complex concepts and...

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07 Dec Introducing Body Awareness In Training

Introducing Body Awareness In Training In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a lateral and anterior/lateral lunge whilst holding a stick along their spine (touching head, back and bottom) and then bending forward.  The stick was used to provide...

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06 Dec Pallof Press Variations

Pallof Press Variations The Pallof Press exercise involves the individual moving a band with resistance pulling across the body out in front of them, holding it and then returning.  There are many variations that you will see on this with regards to movement directions of the...

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05 Dec FreeForm Board Push Up To Single Leg Knee Tuck

FreeForm Board Push Up To Single Leg Knee Tuck In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy perform a FreeForm board push up to single leg knee tuck at Pilates on Bourke in Melbourne Docklands.  This is a great exercise...

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04 Dec Push Up To Scorpion

Push Up To Scorpion In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a push up and then moving into a scorpion like move (bringing one leg over the top and rotating through the leg first in the high plank).  This is just another...

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03 Dec Kettlebell L Sit Progression

Kettlebell L Sit Progressions Recently I have started working more on developing both my movement and strength against gravity and using some simple tools because 1.  it is fun to learn new things 2.  it is bloody hard and requires a great deal of both strength...

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02 Dec SMART GOALS REVISITED

SMART GOALS REVISITED I was first introduced to the SMART GOAL concept by my good mate Danny when he was studying his MBA.  In the corporate world they are constantly adopting many great strategies to drive outcomes and I only wish I had of been introduced...

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