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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

14 Jan Why Is Having Your Workstation Assessed Useful?

Why Is Having Your Workstation Assessed Useful? Over the years I have conducted 1000's of workstation ergonomic assessments for individuals who spend a large portion of their day performing many of their work tasks seated and using the computer.  Many of these individuals often will sit...

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12 Jan Supine Bottom Up Kettlebell Scapular Drill

Supine Bottom Up Kettlebell Scapular Drill In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a supine bottom up kettlebell scapular drill.  Lying supine he holds the kettlebell in his hands upside down (this requires increased stability and control through the wrist and hand....

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12 Jan Bent Over Torsonator Row

Bent Over Torsonator Row The torsonator or landmine is a great tool to use for training many regions of the body.  In this video below we see osteopath Heath Williams performing a single arm bent over row.  This is a great exercise as it requires the...

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12 Jan Football Bar Shoulder Press

Football Bar Shoulder Press The football bar is one of those great tools to use when training the shoulders and chest as it allows the user to adopt a neutral shoulder position.  This is especially important for those individuals who have shoulder issues and are wanting...

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11 Jan Torsonator Alternating Anterior Press

Torsonator Alternating Anterior Press Recently I have been playing around with the Torsonator and trying out a number of new movements and exercises that focus on getting the whole body involved to produce strength and power.  In the video below you will see a demonstration of...

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11 Jan Weighted Chin Ups

Weighted Chin Ups The weighted chin up exercise is a great way to build a bigger and stronger back.  The additional load of the weight on top off ones body weight provides that overload component that will force the body to adapt and grow.  I would...

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10 Jan Bottom Up KB Press

Bottom Up KB Press The bottom up KB press is fast becoming one of my favourite shoulder exercises for training balance, stability and strength through the wrist/hand, elbow and shoulder girdle in a vertical pressing plane.  It requires the individual to work much harder to balance...

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10 Jan Crow Stand with Dumbbells

Crow Stand with Dumbbells In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a crow stand using the dumbbells to grip.  This is a great variation on the crow stand because it allows those who may have issues with loading through their wrists to...

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09 Jan Torsonator Pull To Push

Torsonator Pull To Push In the video link below you will see osteopath Heath Williams perform a single arm pull to opposite arm push of the barbell with load using the torsonator.  This is a great exercise to train both pull and push movements whilst using...

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08 Jan Shrugging For Traps

Shrugging For Traps The shrug is a great exercise to build bigger traps.  For those that are lifting regularly in the gym, well developed traps come in handy when placing a heavy barbell across your shoulders for squatting.  The traps also play a big role with...

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07 Jan Load And Carry Variations / Farmers Walk

Load And Carry Variations / Farmers Walk Recently I have been adding in a lot more load and carry exercises to my program as part of my overall conditioning and also to focus on building strength endurance of my grip.  In the images and videos below...

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