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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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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Standing Calf Raise Machine

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your back straight and your shoulders under the pads. The front of your feet on the step with your ankles in passive flexion : Do an extension of your feet with of your knees joints in extension. This exercise works the triceps surae composed of…

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Standing Calf Raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with the front of your feet on a step. Put your hand on a wall or a support to have more stability : Slowly flex your feet to stretch your calves. Extend your feet with your knees extended or slightly bent. It's a movement to be…

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Hamstring Stretching

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in support on one leg with your knee slightly bend. Your other leg stretched with your forefoot in flexion : Your hands on your thighs with your back slightly arched. Slowly tilt your torso forward and focus on the feeling of stretching to the back of…

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Dumbbells Seated Calves Raise

Today was shoulders - Trapeze – calves session. I feel that I work better my shoulders now, it's cool, they will make good progress. Sometimes I'd like to have faster results but I realize that if I hadn't made those mistakes, I never found how to effectively work my shoulders. I'm happy with my shoulders. There is an exercise I…

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