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 Trapezius And Neck

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. A hand on your head, you pull slowly to tilt your head to the side. This exercise stretches the sternocleidomastoid, all (anterior, middle and posterior) scalenes muscles, the upper part of the trapezius, splenius capitis , splenius cervicis , semispinalis and …

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How To Do Trap Bar Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs slightly apart. You’re in front of the trap bar on the floor or on a support : Take the trap bar, paying attention to centering your grip (attention : with heavy weight, a poorly adjusted grip will rock the …

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Stretching At The Bar

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Suspended at the fixed bar with the hands apart and with a pronated grip (thumb inwards) : Inhale and exhale slowly focusing on the relaxation of your body. This allows you to relax your back and rebalance the pressure inside the intervertebral …

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Biceps Tendon Rupture

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Rupture or tear of the biceps long head is the serious injury the most frequent in sport This injury usually appears on a muscle weakened by tendinitis caused by a sudden movement of the arm. Sudden arm movements are usually thrown …

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How To Do T-Bar Rows

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Podcast: Lying on the belly on the inclined bench and take the handles with a pronated grip : Inhale and brings the bar to your chest Exhale at the end of movement This exercise is similar to the barbell bent rows but …

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