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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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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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 …

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Knee Instability

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. When the knee extended, external and internal lateral ligaments stretched and prevent rotation of the joint. Standing on one foot, knee wedged in extension, which means that there is no need for muscle action to stabilize the joint. When the knee …

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Low Back Pain

  I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Audio file : The most common painful affection of lumbar region is low back pain. Usually it’s not serious because it’s often due to the cramps to the small paraspinal deep muscles of the back that connect mainly the bony …

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Dumbbell Bench Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on a horizontal bench with your feet on the ground to stabilize you. Hold the dumbbells with arms outstretched and your hands are face to face. Inhale and lower the dumbbells to your chest’s level. Bend your elbows and rotate …

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One Arm Rear Deltoid Fly With Cable

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff. Place the pulley at your waist and place your body in profil in relation to the machine. Take the handle and stick your arm along your body with your elbow flexed and your forearm against your stomach : Do an external rotation …

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