Active and Dead Hang – Great Exercises For The Back and Shoulders

Assuming you don’t have a shoulder injury that is causing pain, the active and dead hang are two great exercises to incorporate into ones program as the dead hang (holding onto the bar and letting the body relax) and active hang (actively engaging the shoulder girdle muscles) are two exercises that I have found beneficial for many people undertaking regular resistance training.  Even those desk jockeys that I see in the clinic have found benefits from these two exercises.  For the untrained person I might start with these if they have a decent level of strength and have them work to time.  For many regular gym goers I will often prescribe these two as part of their movement prep to prepare the body for training.

 

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

 

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