High to Low Reverse Cable Pull

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a high to low reverse cable pull.  The reverse pull or fly is a great exercise for training the muscles of the back and shoulder girdle.  This exercise and variations of this exercise are commonly prescribed as an accessory training exercise in ones back routine to focus on the trap, lev.scap, rhomboids, deltoids, rotator cuff and other muscles of the back and shoulder girdle.  It is also good for those regular gym attendees who sit at a desk all day.

Common variations on this exercise can include:

  • Start position – one can perform this seated, kneeling (bilateral kneeling), split stance kneeling or in a static split stance standing position or bilateral standing position.
  • Cable attachment position – varying the pull angle i.e. height of the anchor will place different demands on the body  and therefore change the focus of the pull on the back.
  • Load – typically this exercise is performed for strength – hypertrophy – endurance and rep ranges of 8-15 will be prescribed.  Tempo will vary accordingly also.

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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