Posterior Cable Fly – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a cable posterior fly with active shoulder abduction.  The posterior cable fly is a great exercise for those looking to develop strength in their posterior shoulder girdle and back.  Heath has added an active abduction movement of the arm whilst maintaining tension through the back and shoulder girdle as a way of adding isometric loading as ones arm moves through abduction.    Typically I will look to add some variation of a posterior fly to ones training program if they are regularly training to compliment horizontal and vertical pulling exercises.   Typically these exercises are prescribed at lower loads and performed with higher reps 10+.  The long lever effect of the arm means that low loads can become quite challenging even for the stronger clients if performed appropriately.

This blog post was written by Melbourne osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Melbourne 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 Melbourne osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD osteopathy 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 Melbourne osteopathic 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 your Melbourne Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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