Shoulder Stabilisation and Strengthening – Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a lying (supine) bottoms up kettlebell scapular press.  This is a great exercise as the bottoms up kettlebell hold requires the individual to stabilise the load through their wrist and shoulder girdle.  In this exercise the client has been asked to close pack the shoulder girdle (start position) and then press the weight towards the ceiling to load the serratus anterior as well as require the scapular and rotator cuff muscles to stabilise and control the movement.  For individuals training regularly or for those that have had previous simple shoulder complaints, this is a great exercise to include in ones program.

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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