Bench Press Isometric Hold – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a bench press with isometric hold at the top phase of the bench press.  This has been incorporated into the training cycle to work on developing strength in the top phase of the bench press.  One could look to vary the phase of where the isometric hold is carried out by adjusting the position of the racks from the floor.  Multiple sets of isometric holds were incorporated into the program.   The isometric hold requires you to create tension through the trunk and upper body and I would suspect that this may help transfer over to assisting with trunk and upper body tension that is important when performing a bench press by creating a stable base to push from.

This blog post was written by Melbourne osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Melbourne 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 Melbourne osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD osteopathy 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 Melbourne osteopathic 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 your Melbourne Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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