How Many Reps To Gain Muscle

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This is a good question when you are starting a new exercise or an exercise that you haven’t done for a long time. First, what are the reps? “Rep” means “repetition”. It is a movement of an exercise from start to finish. A set is different because a set is the total number of repetitions …

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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 …

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Seated Machine Hip Abductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine : Force your legs apart as far as possible When the machine’s seat is inclined, it’s gluteus medius that works. When the machine’s seat is slightly inclined or vertical, it’s the upper part of the gluteus maximus that …

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Cable Hip Abductions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing on one leg. Your other leg attached a low pulley to your ankle and your opposite hand placed on the machine to stabilize your body : Raise your leg as high as possible This exercise works mainly gluteus medius and gluteus …

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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 …

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Become Antifragile

I read a Nerd Fitness article  and there is good stuff. There is a interesting book « Antifragile : Things that Gain From Disorder » of Naseem Taleb. The concept is to rebuilt our body and our environment to become antifragile, getting stronger and more resilient as more chaos is introduced. Do you want be strong like …

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