Freemotion cable chop + press hold

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a low to high cable chop with anterior press (pallof press).  In each of the chop and lift movements you will see that each movement is slightly different and therefore demands the body to adapt at each rep.  The chop and lift is a great trunk exercise as one is required to generate force with a load across the bodies midline and combining this with the anterior press hold (pallof press), one is required to counter the rotational pull of the cable load and therefore brace against it.   Generating strength across the midline (rotational power) combined with an anterior press hold (anti rotation exercise) are two important functions that the body must be able to perform in everyday life.

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.

Screenshot 3 Freemotion Cable Chop + Press Hold












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.