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 …

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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 …

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Hamstring Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in support on one leg with your knee slightly bend. Your other leg stretched with your forefoot in flexion : Your hands on your thighs with your back slightly arched. Slowly tilt your torso forward and focus on the feeling of …

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How To Do Sumo Deadlift

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with the barbell on the floor in front of you. Your legs spread with your feet outside (always in your knees axis) : Bent your legs to have your thighs in horizontal. Your arms are straight, you take the barbell with …

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 2)

This is The Stephane Andre and today I’m talking about adapt your training to your morphology. I read Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This is the part two. If you didn’t read Part 1, click here. Legs Improve your squat position There is a tip to reduce …

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Power Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This movement is the same as the classic squat but the difference is that legs are really wider and the feet are outwards. This position allows to work the inner thighs more intensely. This exercise works quadriceps, adductors (adductor magnus, adductor …

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Stretching For Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Here is a stretching exercice often done by the powerlifters to avoid having muscle tears during the squat. It’s a stretching exercise to do during the warm-up session and between the first sets. This stretching exercise involves crouching slowly while hanging …

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How To Do Dumbbell Sumo Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs apart. Your toes are pointing outwards and you hold a dumbbell between your legs : You look straight in front of you. You inhale deeply. You arch a little bit your back and squat down. When your thighs …

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