Tall Kneeling Straight Arm Pull Down / Back and Core Training

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a tall kneeling straight arm pull down.  The straight arm pull down is a great exercise for the back (lats) and when combined with the tall kneeling position one must look to create stability through the hips and trunk which requires bracing of the trunk (essentially a modified vertical trunk plank).  Next time you are looking to train the back, look to vary the position it is performed in so that you demand and challenge other aspects of the body to maximise training time and efficiency.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Screenshot 3 Tall Kneeling Straight Arm Pull Down / Back And Core Training













Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.