Spinal Disc Herniation

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. First we can say : « disc herniation » or « herniated disc » but I prefer use « disc herniation » in my article. Disc herniation is a common pathology in bodybuilding. This often occurs because of poor back placement during exercises such as squat, deadlift and rows (barbell bent row, seated…

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 2)

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. If you didn't read Part 1, click here. Legs Improve your squat position To reduce the lower back's effort and limit the hamstrings tension, it's possible to do like powerlifters by putting the barbell on posterior deltoids. This technique decreases the cantilever and increases the power…

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 1)

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. In bodybuilding, it's really important to take into account individual morphological differences. Especially for squat and deadlift. Squat and deadlift have a different muscular work for a brevilineal person and a rangy person A brevilineal person has a proportionally long torso and short limbs. An rangy…

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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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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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