In the videos below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a variety of resistance bands (Ironedge band) exercises. The exercises being demonstrated include:
- Horizontal pull exercise
- Vertical pull exercise
- Horizontal push exercise
- Vertical push exercise
These have been prescribed as part of a more in depth home exercise program that can be undertaken 2-3 times per week. The bands will be attached to anchor points in door to replicate the gym set up shown in the videos.
The band tension naturally increases as it is lengthened and the client has been asked to perform each rep with a 1-2-1-2 tempo (1 hold, 2 second concentric, 1 second hold and 2 second eccentric).
For those of you who are looking to train at home to replace the gym or train at home in addition to the gym, resistance bands are a great tool to incorporate as they are relatively inexpensive and don’t require a lot of storage space.
This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. We are located at Pleasance House, Level 4, 178 Collins St Melbourne City CBD. Book online or call us on 0396709290.