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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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 …

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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, …

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Abs Stretching

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on your stomach on your hands with your arms extended : Straighten up your chest slowly by tilting your head back slightly Maintain this position for few seconds while breathing slowly to feel the …

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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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Stretching Of Glutes

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the floor with one leg stretched out and the other leg bent with your foot on the floor and moving from the outer side of your leg stretched. Press on the outer side of your knee bent with your …

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Good Morning

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your feet slightly apart. The barbell put on your trapezius or lower on your posterior deltoids : Inhale and bend you torso forward to the horizontal with your back straight, the axis of flexion passing through coxofemoral joint. Back to …

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Tear Of Hamstring Muscle

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. In bodybuilding, tears of hamstring muscles are common. This often happens during squat when the torso is too much inclined. All hamstrings muscles (except biceps femoris short head) are extremely stretched and squeeze strongly to straighten the pelvis. Precisely at this …

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