Roman Chair Side Bends

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This exercise is working on the bench originally planned for lumbar extension. Put yourself on the side with your hip on the bench and your torso in the void. Your hands are behind your …

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Calves Over Bench Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your legs are on a bench with your back to the floor and your hands behind your head : Inhale and raise your torso as high as possible to touch your knees with your head by rounding your spine. Exhale at the …

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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 …

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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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Seated Machine Hip Abductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine : Force your legs apart as far as possible When the machine’s seat is inclined, it’s gluteus medius that works. When the machine’s seat is slightly inclined or vertical, it’s the upper part of the gluteus maximus that …

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Standing Machine Hip Abduction

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on the machine on one leg. The outer side of the other leg is gluted to the pad below the knee joint (close to your ankle) : Raise the leg as high as possible and slowly return to the starting position …

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Individual Variations In Hip Mobility

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Without taking into account the individual differences in muscle elasticity and ligament laxity, it’s bone shape of the hip joint that determines the main variation in hip mobility. It’s mainly in the amplitude of hip abduction that bone configuration plays an …

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Cable Hip Abductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on one leg. Your other leg attached a low pulley to your ankle and your opposite hand placed on the machine to stabilize your body : Raise your leg as high as possible This exercise works mainly gluteus medius and gluteus …

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