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, rectus femoris, tensor fasciae latae…

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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. On your elbows with your back on the backrest : Inhale and back up your knees to your torso by rounding your back to feel your abs contraction. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise works the hips…

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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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Seated Barbell Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on a bench with a step under your forefeet. The barbell placed on the bottom of your thighs. Do an extension of your feet This exercise works mainly soleus. This muscle is part of the triceps surae and inserted above the knee's joint, on tibia…

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Seated Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with the bottom of your thighs under the pads. Your forefoot on the step with your ankles in passive flexion : Do an extension of your feet This exercise mainly works soleus (this muscle named like that because it looks like flat fish,…

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Donkey Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your feet on the step in passive flexion with yor legs stretched. Your torso inclined and your forearms are on the support. Your pelvis placed under the top pads : Do an extension of your feet or a flexion. This exercise works triceps surae (composed of 2…

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One Leg Toe Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on one leg with your forefeet on a step. One hand holds a dumbbell and the other is placed on a support to have a better balance : Do an extension of the foot keeping your knee joint in extension of slightly bent. This exercise works…

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Barbell Front Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Standing with legs slightly apart. Your back straight with your abs contracted. Place a barball on your thinghs with a pronated grip and you have arms outstrechted : Inhale and raises the barbell until the level of your eyes Back to the start position slowly by avoiding…

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One Dumbbell Front Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Standing with legs slightly apart. Your back straight with your abs contracted. Place a dumbbell on your thinghs with your hand crossed on the handle. The palms of your hands are face to face and you have arms outstrechted : Inhale and raises the dumbbell until the…

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Machine Lateral Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Sit on the machine and take the handles : Inhale and raises your elbows to the horizontal Exhale at the end of the movement This exercice mainly works the lateral deltoide and also the supra-spinous muscles. If you raise your elbows beyond the horizontal, you’ll work the…

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Low Pulley Bent Over Lateral Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing, your feet apart with your legs slightly bent. Bent your bust forward with your back straight. Lets hang your arms and take a handle in each hand for cables to cross : Inhale and raises your arms to the horizontal Exhale at the end of the…

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Importance Of Shoulder Straightening

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. We spend several hours sitting in a day. It’s relaxing but it can create a problem. This problem is the Kyphosis which is the rounding of the upper back with shoulder enrolement forwards. We can have this bad position because of the hypotonicity (decreased muscle tone)…

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