Sandbag Push Press

The push press is a great exercise to incorporate into your training program if you are looking on developing overhead vertical strength and power.  As you can see in the video below, osteopath Heath Williams will drop into some flexion through his ankles, knees, hips and then explode out of this position to drive the weight (sandbag in this instance) overhead.  This allows him to recruit some of his lower body when performing this movement.


Sandbag Push Press

In addition to this exercise, the strict shoulder press is another great exercise that will focus more so on the upper body (shoulders) driving the movement.  When it comes to pushing movements (vertical and horizontal), remember it is also very important to balance out ones training program with pulling movements.  These can include and are not limited to:

Horizontal Pull Movements – Seated Row, Bent Over Row, Single Arm Dumbbell Row, Chest Supported Row.

Vertical Pull Movements – Chin Ups, Lat Pull Down.

Other Accessory exercises that should not be forgotten include: Face Pulls, Rotator Cuff Exercises etc.

When you are training a balance program is a must, whether you are training for performance, rehabilitation or recovering from an injury.

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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