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 with your hands on the…

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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 then the other, keeping your…

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General Stretching Of The Upper Body

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your feet a little wider than your pelvis width and you back is straight : Hold your ams vertically with your hands clasped and your fingers crossed. Your palms directed upwards : Inhale to inflate your lungs to the…

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Incline Leg Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on the incline bench with your hands gripping the handles : Raise your legs up to the horizontal Raise your pelvis by rounding your spine to try to touch your head with your knees This exercise works your muscles in 2 phases : When you raise your…

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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 stretching of your abs. Variant…

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Specific Bench Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your feet wedged under the pads with your torso in the void and your hands next to each ear : Inhale and raise your torso to try to touch your knees with your head rounding your spine. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise is…

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Incline Bench Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the bench with your feet under the pads and your hands behind your neck. Inhale and tilt your torso without ever exceeding 20° : Move your torso back up by slightly rounding your back to better target the effort on recuts abdominis   Exhale at…

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Calves Over Bench Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your legs are on a bench with your back to the floor and your hands behind your head : Inhale and raise your torso as high as possible to touch your knees with your head by rounding your spine. Exhale at the end of the movement. This…

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Gym Ladder Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Hook you feet in the gym ladder with your thighs vertically. Your back to the floor and your hands behind your head : Inhale and raise your torso as high as possible by rounding your spine. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise mainly works…

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Bridge

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lie on your back with your hands flat on the floor. Your arms along your body with your knees bent : Inhale and lift your buttocks from the floor by pushing hard on your feet Maintain the position 2 seconds and go down your pelvis without touching…

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Cable Back Kicks

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in front of the machine with your hands on the handle. Your pelvis tilted forward. You're standing on one leg and the other connected to the low pulley : Tilt your pelvis forward Bring your leg back The extension of the hip is limited by the…

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Calf Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your hands on your hips. One leg forward with your knees stretched and your feet in the knee axis : Flex the knee of the front leg while advancing your pelvis. Be careful to keep your back leg straight and keep your heels on the…

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