Varying Trunk Position To Challenge The Bicep Muscles

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing two commonly performed elbow flexion exercises (dumbbell hammer curl and dumbbell supinated curl) but not from the commonly seated or standing position, but from the lying position on the incline bench.  He performs these variations in the traditional back lying position on the incline bench (requiring greater effort from the extended arm position) and the prone lying on incline bench position (requiring greater effort at the top phase of the movement).  The key take home message here is that there are many different ways to perform an exercise and that sometimes we dont need to recreate the wheel when it comes to an exercise, but more think about changing some of the characteristics of exercise i.e. start and finish position, body position, tempo sets, reps, load etc.

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 Varying Trunk Position To Challenge The Bicep Muscles












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.