Good Position For Abs

Action on lumbar curvature of the psoas muscle Psoas muscles have other functions than to be powerful flexors of hip. They put the lumbar spine in lordosis, which increases the arch. I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Abs exercises (especially for rectus abdominis) must work with the …

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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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Tear Of Hamstring Muscle

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. In bodybuilding, tears of hamstring muscles are common. This often happens during squat when the torso is too much inclined. All hamstrings muscles (except biceps femoris short head) are extremely stretched and squeeze strongly to straighten the pelvis. Precisely at this …

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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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Spinal Disc Herniation

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. First we can say : « disc herniation » or « herniated disc » but I prefer use « disc herniation » in my article. Disc herniation is a common pathology in bodybuilding. This often occurs because of poor back placement during exercises such as squat, deadlift and …

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 1)

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. In bodybuilding, it’s really important to take into account individual morphological differences. Especially for squat and deadlift. Squat and deadlift have a different muscular work for a brevilineal person and a rangy person A brevilineal person has a proportionally long torso …

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