Machine Trunk Rotation

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Attention Torso’s rotation in the machine are proscribed for people suffering from lower back or having already had a herniated disc, as they might aggravate or reappear this lumbar pathology. Standing on the turntable …

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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 …

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Hanging Leg Raises

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Suspended on a chin-up bar : Inhale and back up your knees as high as possible by approaching your knees to your torso. Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise works : The iliopsoas, …

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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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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 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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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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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 …

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