Broomstick Twists

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs apart and the stick placed on your trapezius above your posterior deltoids. Your hands are on the stick but don't press on it : Make a torso rotation on one side then the other, keeping your…

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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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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 2)

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. If you didn't read Part 1, click here. Legs Improve your squat position To reduce the lower back's effort and limit the hamstrings tension, it's possible to do like powerlifters by putting the barbell on posterior deltoids. This technique decreases the cantilever and increases the power…

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How To Do Front Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your feet apart at about the shoulder’s width. You take the barbell with a pronated grip and you put the barbell on your upper chest and your anterior deltoid : Inhale deeply to maintain intrathoracic pressure that prevents your torso from sagging forward. Arch slightly…

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How To Do Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Squat is the #1 exercise for bodybuilding because it works a lot of the muscular system and is great for the cardiovascular system. Squat allows to have a good thoracic expansion and a good respiratory capacity. Standing in front of the barbell resting on the support.…

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Deltoid And Trapezius And Neck Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with legs slightly apart. Your back straight with an arm your the back, Take your wrist with the other hand and pull slowly outwards and downwards to fell the stretch of the deltoid (rear and middle) and trapezius. Variant To stretch the neck does the…

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Squat Correctly (Part 2)

I read a Nerd Fitness article  and I learned good stuff. Click here to read the Part 1  Barbell Squat I know 3 types of squat and this is the best known : the high bar back (also named « Olympic Squat » or « Oly Squat »), the low bar back squat and the front squat. Maybe there are others but I’ll talk about…

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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 hands is your shoulder’s width.…

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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 body to your chin by…

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Biceps Tendon Rupture

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Rupture or tear of the biceps long head is the serious injury the most frequent in sport This injury usually appears on a muscle weakened by tendinitis caused by a sudden movement of the arm. Sudden arm movements are usually thrown like baseball, tennis, throwing sports…

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How To Do T-Bar Rows

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Podcast: Lying on the belly on the inclined bench and take the handles with a pronated grip : Inhale and brings the bar to your chest Exhale at the end of movement This exercise is similar to the barbell bent rows but it allows a better work…

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How To Do Barbell Bent Rows

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Podcast : Standing with your knees slightly bent. Your have your back straight and incline your torso around at 45°. You take the barbell with a pronated grip and your hands are wider than your shoulder’s width. Your arms relaxed : Inhale, block your breath and squeeze your…

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