The Spiderman Exercise

Here we have Osteopath Heath Williams displaying how to perform the spiderman in reverse.   The spiderman moving forward is literally the same arm and leg movements, but moving forward.

This is a great exercise for training whole body.  It requires the individual to develop mobility through their hips, upper limb and maintain a stable torso.  By adding in the vertical movement (push up), there is also a need to develop strength through the range of motion.

If you are wanting to try this out, start with smaller ranges of movement through the hips and upper limb and reduce the depth of the movement.  Some other great ways to vary up this exercise is to play around with the speed of movement (fast or slow), reaching distances (forward/back) with hands and feet as well as depth of movement.


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.

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