Machine Trunk Rotation

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Attention Torso’s rotation in the machine are proscribed for people suffering from lower back or having already had a herniated disc, as they might aggravate or reappear this lumbar pathology. Standing on the turntable …

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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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Machine Crunch

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your hands holding the handles. Your feet wedged under the pads : Inhale and round your back to bring your torso to your thighs. Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise is excellent because it …

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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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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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Machine Hip Extensions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. The torso tilted forwards with your hands on the handles. You’re standing on one leg and the other is slightly forward with the pad placed under the knee joint at mid-distance from the ankle : Inhale and move your thigh to the …

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