Modified Vertical Pull Exercise | Why Change The Angle?

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a modified lat pull down.  When I say modified version, he has altered the angle from the overhead vertical position to slightly in front.  When it comes to building strength in the back with pulling movements, it is important to build this across all planes and directions so that the body is able to adapt and be resilient.  For those individuals who are also struggling with mobility limitations for overhead positioning (push or pull) or for those with musculoskeletal complaints where direct vertical push or pull patterns aggravate, then this is alternative way to add some pull movements in where alternative planes of movement dont aggravate.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.