Gym Ladder Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Hook you feet in the gym ladder with your thighs vertically. Your back to the floor and your hands behind your head : Inhale and raise your torso as high as possible by rounding your spine. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise mainly works…

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Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on your back with your knees bent. Your feet are on the floor and your hands are behind your head : Inhale and lift your torso rounding your back. Exhale at the end of the movement Back to the starting position but your back shouldn't touch…

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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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Calf Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your hands on your hips. One leg forward with your knees stretched and your feet in the knee axis : Flex the knee of the front leg while advancing your pelvis. Be careful to keep your back leg straight and keep your heels on the…

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Standing Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with the front of your feet on a step. Put your hand on a wall or a support to have more stability : Slowly flex your feet to stretch your calves. Extend your feet with your knees extended or slightly bent. It's a movement to be…

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Squat Correctly (Part 3)

Classical errors I read a Nerd Fitness article  and I learned good stuff. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2  Squat is a movement that we make since baby, it’s a basic movement. But when I started to do squat with weight, I make mistakes and I’m going to talk about the classical mistakes we make when we’re…

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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 T-Bar Rows On Feet

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Podcast Knees slightly bent with the bar between your legs. Your take the handles with a pronated grip. Your back is straight and you incline your torso at about 45° : Inspires and brings the bar to your chest Exhale at the end of the movement This…

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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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Stretching Of Forearm Muscle

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy »  and there is good stuff. Stretching of the wrist’s extensor muscles An arm almost stretched forward, wrist flexed, take the hand with the other and pull slowly to try to bring the palm towards the anterior face of the forearm while extending the elbow. This exercise stretch mainly the extensor carpi…

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Barbell Wrist Curls

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy »  and there is good stuff. Sitting with your forearms on your thighs or on a bench. Hold the barbell with a supinated grip : Inhale and flex your wrists Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise work your flexor carpi radialis muscle, palmaris longus muscle, flexor carpi ulnaris muscle,…

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High Pulley Curls

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy »  and there is good stuff. Podcast Standing between the pulleys, arms outstretched and take the handles with a  supinated grip : Inhale and flex your arms Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise is good as a movement for the muscle’s definition during a biceps session. This exercise train…

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