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The Abdominal Curl Exercise

The video below of osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrates a cable abdominal curl. The aim of this exercise is to load (concentrically and eccentrically) the abdominal muscles.  There are a variety of different ways that this exercise can be performed, with this exercise focusing on curling through the spine and flexing at the hips.  As one pulls down towards the ground the abdominals are working concentrically (shortening) and as one comes up they are working eccentrically (lengthening) through the controlled movement.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  We provide a range of services that includes hands on manual therapy, exercise prescription for rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and performance, functional movement screening and ergonomic risk assessments.

If you would like to find out more about our practice, please check us out at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.   Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290 or booking online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.