The Mark Bell Slingshot – Bench Press Training
The Mark Bell Slingshot is a great training accessory to have in your training bag on chest day because it can be used to help you get used to handling heavier training loads. The idea is that you place the slingshot across your arms and due to the tight elastic structure, as you lower the weight down to your chest you will be afforded some assistance in moving the weight up and away from the body due to its design. As you extend your arms out the slingshot provides less assistance and therefore you are required to handle the majority of the training load yourself.
In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy use the Mark Bell Slingshot in one of his training routine. On average, the Slingshot may allow you to handle an additional 10-20kgs on top of your normal bench press weight.
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.