The Watson Cable Attachment Lat Pull Down

As an osteopath and someone who loves training, varying grip patterns for pull and push exercises is something that I do regularly.  I use my hands on a daily basis as part of my osteopathy practice and whilst they have naturally developed strength over time due to the countless hours of manual work performed, I still feel like it is important to build strength on top of this because manual therapy work is often very hand and forearm dominant and therefore if I can further improve my strength with pull and push patterns through the whole upper limb then I am hoping this transfers over in a positive way to both my overall fitness training and also manual work tasks.  When I first graduated in 2003 I started practicing almost immediately and was very much in a bodybuilding training phase (high volume, fixed plane exercises) and quickly developed tennis elbow due to not being conditioned for the increased total work on my hands and elbows.   I learnt quickly about the impact of over training as well having to vary my routine to ensure training was always demanding, but challenging different parts of by body.  In this video below will see the traditional lat pull down being performed whilst using the watson cable attachment which requires a wider grip around the circular attachments.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of 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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