Scapular Exercise Drills – An Osteopaths Perspective

The overhead press/pull and horizontal press/pull are the most commonly performed upper body movements in the resistance training world.  Often there needs to be a focus on isolated parts of the body at times within a rehab or performance program.  In the videos below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a single arm bent over horizontal scapular pull (all movement aiming to come from the shoulder girdle i.e. no elbow bend) and an overhead single arm kettlebell elevation/depression movement (again aiming for minimal elbow bend).  When it comes to pulling movements, often locking down on the scapular can be a good strategy to create tension and a solid base of support).  One may look to perform 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps in the early part of ones program i.e. warm up or at the end of ones program for some additional accessory conditioning work.

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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