Pallof Press Variations

The Pallof Press exercise involves the individual moving a band with resistance pulling across the body out in front of them, holding it and then returning.  There are many variations that you will see on this with regards to movement directions of the hands as well as body positions.  In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a variety of positions (kneeling, split stance to standing) when performing this at Pilates on Bourke in the Docklands Melbourne.  The Pallof press is a great exercise for those wanting to work on developing the trunk and core strength.  The band typically has a desire to rotate the individual and it the role of the exercise is to have the individual resist this rotation (hence it being labelled as an anti rotation rotation).

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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