Manage Your Carbohydrate

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE !!! I watched a Jamcore DZ's video  and I learned some good stuff. If you want to learn how to manage your protein, click here and for amino acids, click here. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body. It's true that we can have energy with proteins and lipids but they…

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MRSA Infections

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. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. Aureaus), or MRSA, is a bacterium that creates skin infections and other types of infections. The first time that MRSA was seen in US hospitals during the…

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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 then the other, keeping your…

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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, rectus femoris, tensor fasciae latae…

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Floor Hip Abductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lie on your side with your head and shoulders on line : Raise your leg to an angle of 70 degrees (at the most off the floor, always keeping you knee extended).   Back to the starting position   This exercise works gluteus medius and gluteus maximus,…

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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 minimus placed in more depth.…

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Cable Back Kicks

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in front of the machine with your hands on the handle. Your pelvis tilted forward. You're standing on one leg and the other connected to the low pulley : Tilt your pelvis forward Bring your leg back The extension of the hip is limited by the…

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High Calf And Low Calf

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. I think you noticed that there are big differences in the shape of the calves. These morphological variations are due to the evolutionary adaptations to the climate that occurred during the first human migrations. It's common to see African blacks peoples with proportionally long legs with…

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One Leg Toe Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on one leg with your forefeet on a step. One hand holds a dumbbell and the other is placed on a support to have a better balance : Do an extension of the foot keeping your knee joint in extension of slightly bent. This exercise works…

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Understand How Your Workout Works In Your Body (Part 2)

I watched a Jamcore DZ's video  and I learned good stuff. If you didn't read the Part 1, click here. Knowing your type of morphology (ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph) helps a lot to select a training program. Morphology Ectomorph An ectomorph tends to be thin, and struggles to gain weight as either body fat or muscle. They can eat piles…

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 2)

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. If you didn't read Part 1, click here. Legs Improve your squat position To reduce the lower back's effort and limit the hamstrings tension, it's possible to do like powerlifters by putting the barbell on posterior deltoids. This technique decreases the cantilever and increases the power…

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Squat Correctly (Part 2)

I read a Nerd Fitness article  and I learned good stuff. Click here to read the Part 1  Barbell Squat I know 3 types of squat and this is the best known : the high bar back (also named « Olympic Squat » or « Oly Squat »), the low bar back squat and the front squat. Maybe there are others but I’ll talk about…

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