Band Knee Extension Warm Up Drill

I was first introduced to this drill when I started training at Elite Sports Performance in Spotswood Melbourne where strength coaches Martyn Girvan and Todd Carlon guided me through their lower body warm up program that they have all individuals carry out prior to their main lower body training program to help them with their prehab, rehab and/or performance.

The idea is to place the band around a fixed point and then around ones lower limb (just below the knee) so that you are focusing on a good quad contraction when extending the knee.  This would typically be performed for 2 sets 10 reps in conjunction with a range of other lower limb and trunk drills.

For anyone who is serious about their training and wanting to achieve performance based goals, I could not recommend Elite Sports Performance any more highly.  They have a great range of coaches and all the individuals who train their bring their own range of skills and expertise that can be tapped into with your everyday training.

For those of you who are wanting to ramp up their training or start a training program, but have a few injury concerns, be sure to touch base with us at Principle Four Osteopathy for a review so that we can get you started moving towards your movement and training goals.

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.