Articular Cartilage Injuries

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interessted in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Definition Articular cartilage is difficult to understand because there are 3 types of cartilages in the body : articular of hyaline cartilage (covers joint surfaces), fibrocartilage (knee meniscus, vertebral disk) and elastic…

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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 round back (round your spine).…

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Weighted Decline Crunch

Today was the abs - back – biceps session, it was especially cool because in July, the gym is almost empty. There is an abs exercise I do after the planck, it's the weighted decline crunch. For this exercise I use a dumbbell of 30kg (66lbs), right now. Not easy this crunch version but it's effective. At first, I started…

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