Band Assisted Push Ups
The powerband and microbands are probably one of my favourite training accessories because of the versatility of incorporating them into almost any exercise. In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy incorporate the microbands from Ironedge into his push up routine. By placing the microband around the elbows, the band becomes stretched and tensioned as you lower toward the ground and then recoils as you move away from the floor. What this does to the push up is to provide you with some assistance as you move away from the floor. It also encourages you to keep your elbows in tight by the side of the body. This is a great training strategy for those wanting to work on improving their elbow position during the push up or for those needing a little assistance when pushing themselves away from the floor.
This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.
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.