Incline and Decline Push Up – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating an incline and decline push up.  These are variations on the traditional ground based push up and therefore the two positions therefore challenge one differently through the upper body and trunk position when performing either the incline or decline push up.  The incline push up can be seen as a regression from the ground based push up, but probably also look to bias pushing strength through a different plane to the ground based push up.  The decline push up places more load into the upper body as well as challenges the pushing plane of movement differently to the incline or ground based push up.

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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