Body Under Construction 2017 06 03

Each month I do my bodycheck to track my body’s evolution with photo, measurments and body fat(%) to reach my Golden Ratio. I take my results in the morning with my stomach empty or just a glass of water. I calculate my body fat ( %) with the 1 site skinfold (fat caliper) and I use …

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Bench Press And Elbow Pain

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Elbows pain arrives because of bench press. This pathology of wear is linked to excessive training of long sets. At the end of the bench press movement, when you lock your arm to block the barbell, it causes rubbing and micro-trauma …

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Close-Grip Bench Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on a horizontal bench with your butt glued to the bench and your feet on the ground : Takes the barbell with a pronated grip. The distance between your hands varies from 10 to 40 cm (3.9 to 15.7 inches) of …

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Acromioclavicular Problems

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Frequent bodybuilding’s athletes are often confronted with acromioclavicular diseases. This doesn’t happen in the same way as with sports like rugby, football, riding or combat sport with projections where the shoulder joint can be damaged by a fall or violent contact …

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Bench Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Lying on a horizonzal bench with your butt glued to the bench and your feet on the ground : Takes the barbell with a pronated grip. The distance of your hands is wider than the width of your shoulder. Inhale and lower …

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Stretching Pectoralis Major Muscle

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Standing with your arm outstretched, grip to a support with your hand to slowy rotate your torso on the opposite side of the support. This exercise mainly works the major pectoralis, anterior deltoid and brachii biceps. Variant : It’s advisable to place …

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Incline Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Sitting on a bench inclined between 45° and 60° and takes the barbell with a pronated grip. The grip is wider than your shoulders : Inhale and lower the barbell until it reaches your jugular notch (upper chest at the base of …

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Shoulder Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Standing with an arm to the horizontal. You take your elbow with your opposite hand and you pull slowly on your arm to bring your elbow to the opposite shoulder. Keep this position for 30 seconds to feel the stretch. This …

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