Get Creative And Get Outdoors And Train

Individuals who use the excuse of not being able to train because they don’t have a gym membership are not thinking outside the box.  When it comes to training and getting the body moving, all we simple need is ourselves and the environment we live in.

Body weight training is fast becoming one of 2015 most popular rejuvenated forms of exercise.  Learning how to masters ones own body against gravity can be rewarding both mentally and physically.  I must say that since I have started introducing more body weight training, my mobility and strength has improved greatly.  Whilst my bench press, squat and deadlift numbers may have dropped since focusing more on body weight training, I have also noticed a reduction in soreness from training as the introduction of bodyweight exercises has allowed for more variety in movement patterns.

Below are some examples of how one can focus on mobility and strength based training in the outdoors.

Mobility drills can include static stretching or dynamic stretching and generally all we really need is a surface to work from.

Adductor/Hip Mobility Drill


Hip/Thoracic Mobiliser

Static Squat and Hold – Both Strength and Mobility

Monkey Bar Chin Ups and Climbing

Next time you use the excuse that you dont have a gym membership, I want you to think about jumping on YouTube and search for outdoor training ideas or bodyweight exercises.  Choose a couple to work on and start your outdoor training program 🙂

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.