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 like baseball, tennis, throwing sports…

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Lat Pulldowns

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting in front of the machine with your legs rigged. Take the bar with a pronated grip and your hands very apart: Inhale and pull the bar down to your upper chest by pulling out your chest and bringing your elbows back. Exhale at the end…

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How To Do Reverse Chin-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Hanging at the fixed bar with your hands apart with a supinated grip : Inhale and pulls by pulling out your chest to bring your chin almost to the level of the bar Exhale at the end of the movement Return to the starting position by controlling…

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How To Do Chin-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. In suspension at the fixed bar with your hands apart with a pronated grip: Inhale and pulls to bring your chest almost to the level of the bar Exhale at the end of the movement Return to the starting position by controlling the movement This exercise…

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Barbell Pullovers

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Arms stretched with the barbell with a pronated grip. Your arms spread to your shoulders width: Inhale as much as possible and lower the barbell behind your head by slightly bend your elbows. Exhale returning to the starting position This exercise work pectoralis major, triceps long…

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Dumbbell Pullovers

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on a bench with your feet on the ground. You take a dumbbell with both hands and your arms outstretched. The dumbbell is on your palms and your thumbs and forefingers encircling the handle: Inhale and lower the dumbbell behind your head by slightly bending…

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Cable Crossover Flys

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your legs slightly apart and your torso in little inclined. Your arms spread with your elbows slightly bent on the pads and a handle in each hand : Inhale and tightens your arms to bring the handles in contact Exhale at the end of the…

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Pec Deck Flys

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your arms spread horizontally. Your elbows are bent on the pads with your forearms and wrist released : Inhale and tighten your arms to the maximum Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise works the pectoralis major by stretching it…

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Incline Dumbbell Flys

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on a incline bench between 45° and 60° with dumbbells in your hands and your arms slightly stretched vertically : Inhale and spread your arms to horizontal Lift your arms to the vertical while exhaling This exercise works the upper part of the pectoralis major (upper…

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Incline Dumbbell Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on an inclined bench (no more than 60° because you don’t want to work only your deltoids) with your elbows bent. You have a dumbbell in each hand with a pronated grip. Inhale and extend your arms vertically by bringing the dumbbells closer together Exhale…

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Dumbbell Flys

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on a bench with dumbbell in pronated grip and your arms slightly flexed : Inhale and spread your arms to the horizonzal Lift your arms to the vertical while exhale Squeeze your chest at the end fo the movement to work the sternal part of the…

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Push-ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Face to the ground with your arms stretched and spread to your shoulder’s width (or little more). Your feet tight or slightly apart : Inhale and bend your arms to lower your torso to the ground without arching your back. Push up to the extension of your…

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