Using Bands To Increase Stability

The micro bands are a great training tool accessory to use when you are wanting to look to increase stability in an exercise.  Often by increasing stability the exercise can become easier to perform.   In the videos below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy use the bands to engage and increase activation of the hips/pelvis which provides greater stability.

Increasing Stability For A Pull Up

Increasing Stability For TRX Rows

Increasing Stability For Leg Raises

Increasing Stability For Renegade Rows

There are generally no hard and fast rules when it comes to using the bands.  As you can see I have literally incorporated them into my everyday work to see what works and what doesn’t.  Next time you are training in the gym, try adding the bands to your routine and see if allows you to perform a few extra reps or with better form.  I don’t advocate using bands for all exercises or sessions, but use them as an adjunct within your training program.

 

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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