Don’t Forget To Look At The Little Details – Bench Press Case Study

In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a bench press with extended wrist position (top photo) and neutral wrist position (bottom phone).  This is a great example of technique and the importance of getting all the major components correct i.e. set up, technique during the exercise and execution of the movement.  Extended wrists might not be a problem for many people performing low load bench press, however when you are operating near maximal, all of these little components are essential and failure to address them may result in a leak in the movement (less efficient) or perhaps an increased risk of injury i.e. wrist pain in this instance.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of 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.

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