Split Kneeling Stance Face Pull Exercise

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a split kneeling stance face pull exercise.  This is a slight variation on the traditional standing cable face pull.  The face pull exercise itself is great for building upper and mid back strength as well as building strength into the shoulders and upper limbs.  In the split kneeling stance face pull one must also balance their weight with a narrow base of support (similar to a split lunge stance).  The grip focus is on a neutral grip position and the position of the cable attachment anchor point (high) reduces the effort compared to a lower cable attachment point.  Some of the common variations on a face pull include:

  • Stance i.e. seated, split kneeling, lunge stance, bilateral stance
  • Cable attachment anchor point i.e. high, mid point or low
  • Cable attachment i.e. cable rope and other various attachment belts
  • Load
  • Sets/Reps/Rest period

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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