Bench Press and Push Ups | Building Your Horizontal Pressing Strength

The bench press and push up are by far my favourite exercises for building horizontal pressing strength.  The push up requires little equipment and can be adjusted to suit ones ability, whilst the bench press can be loaded greatly to really challenge the body over lesser rep ranges.  Usually I will prescribe both within ones training program, incorporating the bench press or a similar derivative for either heavier lifts or unilateral loading/control and the push up for strength/endurance or speed/plyometrics.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

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Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.