Just Hanging Around For The Back

When it comes to training the body in the gym we will often see a great deal of pushing or pulling movements for the upper body.  Rarely do we see hanging as part of ones training program.  This can be a passive deadhang (just hanging without any scapulothoracic involvement) or an active hang (scapulthoracic loading).  Recently I have started adding in some active and passive hanging into my back routine so that I can build strength and conditioning into my grip and forearms, but to also provide also to provide some traction and opening up through my back compared to counter all off the compression/loading/pushing and pulling movements that I have always completed.

Next time you are in the gym, try and perform 3-4 sets of a 30-60 second dead hang and I promise you it will be more difficult that you perhaps think it should be to start off with, yet feel great for the shoulders.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.


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.