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Overhead Band Assisted Nordic Curl

The nordic exercise is a great one for those looking to work on developing hamstring strength through the eccentric phase.  The idea is to have the feet planted and locked and then slowly lower yourself down whilst maintaining a straight line through the thighs/hips/spine, therefore requiring the hamstrings to eccentrically control this motion.  The benefit of using the band to assist with the nordic as demonstrated by Chris and Dave in the image below is that it allows you to work without a partner and also work through a greater range of motion.  For anyone who has tried the nordic exercise before, the biggest issue is controlling the movement once you near the 45 degree angle.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams at Principle Four Osteopathy.  At Principle Four Osteopath we provide a range of services, including osteopathy manual therapy consultations, functional movement screening, exercise prescription, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  Both clinics are equipped with training equipment so that we are able to get you actively involved and moving towards a better moving you.

Principle Four Osteopathy CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000.

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