Machine Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in front of the machine with a pronated grip. You hands are a little larger than your shoulder’s width. Some machine allow you to have a semi pronated grip with you palms face to face : Your head and your back …

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How To Do Trap Bar Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs slightly apart. You’re in front of the trap bar on the floor or on a support : Take the trap bar, paying attention to centering your grip (attention : with heavy weight, a poorly adjusted grip will rock the …

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How To Do Dumbbell Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your legs slightly apart. Your head is straight or a little bent forward. Your arms relaxed along your body with a dumbbell in each hand : Shrugs your shoulders as high and as far back as possible Lower the dumbbells …

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How To Do Barbell Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your legs slightly apart. You’re in front of the barbell which is on the floor or on a support : Take the barbell with a pronated grip or a over-under grip if the weight is heavy. The spacing of your …

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How To Do Upright Rows

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs slightly apart and your back is straight. You hold the barbell with a pronated grip and the spacing of your hands is a palm’s width or a little more. Inhale and you pull the barbell along your …

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How To Do Machine Back Extension

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your torso bent. The pads placed on your shoulder blades : Inhale and straightens your torso at the maximum Back to the start position by controlling the movement and exhaling. This exercise works spinal erectors muscle mainly, …

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How to Do Back Extension

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Installed in the bench with your ankles blocked. The axis of the bending is done with the coxofemoral joint and the pubis is outside of the bench : Your torso bent and you make an extension to the horizontal by raising your …

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Should You Arch Your Back ?

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Audio file: For people who don’t have vertebral pathology, arching their back during an exercise isn’t a problem. Arching a little bit the back for exercises such deadlift or squat is necessary because the spine is rounded so arching a little …

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