Load Your Chin Ups With Bands
The powerband is a great training tool to incorporate into your everyday strength and conditioning program because they can be used to either assist or resist with an exercise. In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy use a 41 inch Yellow Powerband from Ironedge around his waist/hips and attached to a kettlebell on the floor (the kettlebell must be heavy enough so that it cannot be lifted from the floor. You can also use any other type of fixed attachment or weight).
Therefore as Heath moves into the upwards phase of the chin up, the exercise becomes more challenging as the band tension increases. As he descends from the top position of the chin up, the band tension becomes less and therefore there is less additional resistance. This is a great way to load up your chin up compared to using a weight belt with weight that adds a fixed resistance load.
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.