High Calf And Low Calf

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. I think you noticed that there are big differences in the shape of the calves. These morphological variations are due to the evolutionary adaptations to the climate that occurred during the first human migrations. It's common to see African blacks peoples with proportionally long legs with…

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Seated Barbell Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on a bench with a step under your forefeet. The barbell placed on the bottom of your thighs. Do an extension of your feet This exercise works mainly soleus. This muscle is part of the triceps surae and inserted above the knee's joint, on tibia…

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Seated Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with the bottom of your thighs under the pads. Your forefoot on the step with your ankles in passive flexion : Do an extension of your feet This exercise mainly works soleus (this muscle named like that because it looks like flat fish,…

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Donkey Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your feet on the step in passive flexion with yor legs stretched. Your torso inclined and your forearms are on the support. Your pelvis placed under the top pads : Do an extension of your feet or a flexion. This exercise works triceps surae (composed of 2…

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One Leg Toe Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on one leg with your forefeet on a step. One hand holds a dumbbell and the other is placed on a support to have a better balance : Do an extension of the foot keeping your knee joint in extension of slightly bent. This exercise works…

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Standing Calf Raise Machine

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your back straight and your shoulders under the pads. The front of your feet on the step with your ankles in passive flexion : Do an extension of your feet with of your knees joints in extension. This exercise works the triceps surae composed of…

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Standing Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with the front of your feet on a step. Put your hand on a wall or a support to have more stability : Slowly flex your feet to stretch your calves. Extend your feet with your knees extended or slightly bent. It's a movement to be…

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Machine Adductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your legs apart : Tighten your thighs Back to the starting position by controlling the movement This exercise works all the adductor muscles (pectineus, adductor longus, adductor magnus and gracilis). This exercise allows lifting weights heavier than cable adductions but the range…

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Cable Adductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on one leg with the other leg attached to the strap.The opposite hand on the frame of the machine : To bring back the leg while crossing in front of the leg which is in support. Return to the starting position This exercise works all the…

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Good Morning

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your feet slightly apart. The barbell put on your trapezius or lower on your posterior deltoids : Inhale and bend you torso forward to the horizontal with your back straight, the axis of flexion passing through coxofemoral joint. Back to the start position and exhale.…

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Seated Leg Curls

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your legs straight and your ankles on the pads. Your thighs wedged with your hands on the handles : Inhale and flex your legs Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise works all hamstrings muscles and in depth popliteus muscle.…

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Standing Leg Curls

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your torso on the support with your knees on the pads and your leg extended. Your ankle is placed under the pads  : Inhale and flex your knee Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise works all hamstrings muscle (semi-tendinous, semi-membranous, biceps…

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