Powerband Shoulder Press

The powerbands are a great training accessory that can be utilized with many of the conventional training lifts that we perform on a daily basis and depending on how you set up them up, there function will differ.

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy use the bands in a way that requires him to work harder as the bar moves away from him.  The result of this is that the force will also lessen on the decent of the bar.  Osteopath Heath Williams has placed 2* 41 inch yellow bands from Ironedge on either side of the bar in exactly the same position to allow for symmetry of resistance.  He is then standing on the bands to secure them. Placing 2 bands on the bar requires him to also stabilise the load and ensure that equal force is produced through both sides of the bar on the pushing phase.

Note:  Please be careful when unracking the bar and select an appropriate band strength as the bands will want to pull the bar to the ground as soon as it is unracked.

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.

 

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