Meniscal Tears

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I’m interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Meniscus tear Meniscal tear is one of the most common knee injuries in athletes. This is caused after a contact injury or a traumatic twist. The …

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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 …

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Acromioclavicular Joint Injury

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I’m interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Acromioclavicular joint is a joint between the clavicle and the scapula. Acromion is a continuation of the scapular spine and hooks over anteriorly. It articulate with …

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I’m interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Knee is the largest and most complex joint of the body. There are 4 primary ligaments (with their muscles and tendons) and secondary ligaments for the …

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General Stretching Of The Upper Body

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your feet a little wider than your pelvis width and you back is straight : Hold your ams vertically with your hands clasped and your fingers crossed. Your palms directed upwards : Inhale to …

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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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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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