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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Hamstring Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in support on one leg with your knee slightly bend. Your other leg stretched with your forefoot in flexion : Your hands on your thighs with your back slightly arched. Slowly tilt your torso forward and focus on the feeling of …

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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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Spinal Disc Herniation

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. First we can say : « disc herniation » or « herniated disc » but I prefer use « disc herniation » in my article. Disc herniation is a common pathology in bodybuilding. This often occurs because of poor back placement during exercises such as squat, deadlift and …

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 2)

This is The Stephane Andre and today I’m talking about adapt your training to your morphology. I read Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This is the part two. If you didn’t read Part 1, click here. Legs Improve your squat position There is a tip to reduce …

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Should You Arch Your Back ?

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Audio file: For people who don’t have vertebral pathology, arching their back during an exercise isn’t a problem. Arching a little bit the back for exercises such deadlift or squat is necessary because the spine is rounded so arching a little …

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