Chin Up With An Isometric Hold – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a chin up with an isometric hold at the top phase of the pull movement.  The chin up is by far my favourite vertical pulling movement exercise and if I could choose only one upper body movement, this would be it.  If you are looking to develop and progress your chin up, then you should be looking to vary what and how you do this often through your program.  This might mean tweaking your sets and reps to increase total volume, one can also add external load to increase total effort, however I also feel one must look to alter their concentric, eccentric and start/mid point and end points of the movement.  In this video I have added in some isometric holds at the top phase of the pull to stress and challenge the body in the most difficult phase of the exercise.

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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