Balancing Out Your Training Program

Often we will get clients presenting to the clinic for the treatment of injuries that are either caused, aggravated or maintained by their training program.  As a result we will always ask our clients to provide us with detail around their training program and when we review this with them, there is often an imbalance in their program to some degree.  This is especially apparent with regards to push/pull exercises and work completed or anterior to posterior lower body work.  A wise strength and conditioning coach (Marty Girvan of ESP spotswood) once said that we should always consider a 2:1 ratio (pull to push or posterior to anterior lower body exercises) and we must always consider all movement patterns.  Since adopting this basic training philosophy, this has helped both myself and many of the clients that present to our clinic.  So be sure to balance out the planes of movement in your training as well as ratio of work from back to front always.

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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