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 …

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Tear Of Hamstring Muscle

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. In bodybuilding, tears of hamstring muscles are common. This often happens during squat when the torso is too much inclined. All hamstrings muscles (except biceps femoris short head) are extremely stretched and squeeze strongly to straighten the pelvis. Precisely at this …

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Angled Leg Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Warning : Using leg press with heavy weight may cause a displacement in the sacroiliac joint, which can lead to contracture. Installed in the machine with your back on the back pad and your feet a little apart : Inhale and unlock security. …

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How To Do Box Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Box squat is often used by powerlifters to gain strength to do squat. This exercise involves doing a squat sitting on a bench for 1-2 seconds and returning to the standing position . In classic squat the tension accumulated in the …

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How To Do Hack Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your legs are strained with your back against the backrest. Your shoulders are wedged under the pads with your feet averagely apart : Inhale, unblock security and bend legs. Back to the start position and exhale at the end of the movement. …

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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 …

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Adapt Your Training To Your Morphology (Part 2)

This is The Stephane Andre and today I’m talking about adapt your training to your morphology. I read Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This is the part two. If you didn’t read Part 1, click here. Legs Improve your squat position There is a tip to reduce …

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