Machine Trunk Rotation

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Attention Torso’s rotation in the machine are proscribed for people suffering from lower back or having already had a herniated disc, as they might aggravate or reappear this lumbar pathology. Standing on the turntable …

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Roman Chair Side Bends

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This exercise is working on the bench originally planned for lumbar extension. Put yourself on the side with your hip on the bench and your torso in the void. Your hands are behind your …

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Dumbbell Side Bends

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing wit your legs slightly apart with one hand behind your head and a dumbbell in the other hand : Do a lateral flexion of your torso on the opposite side of the dumbbell Return …

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Broomstick Twists

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs apart and the stick placed on your trapezius above your posterior deltoids. Your hands are on the stick but don’t press on it : Make a torso rotation on one side …

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Hanging Leg Raises

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Suspended on a chin-up bar : Inhale and back up your knees as high as possible by approaching your knees to your torso. Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise works : The iliopsoas, …

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Leg Raises

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. On your elbows with your back on the backrest : Inhale and back up your knees to your torso by rounding your back to feel your abs contraction. Exhale at the end of the movement. …

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Incline Leg Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on the incline bench with your hands gripping the handles : Raise your legs up to the horizontal Raise your pelvis by rounding your spine to try to touch your head with your knees This exercise works your muscles in 2 …

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Machine Crunch

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your hands holding the handles. Your feet wedged under the pads : Inhale and round your back to bring your torso to your thighs. Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise is excellent because it …

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