SLAP Tears

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. SLAP is an acronym for superior labrum anterior to posterior. The labrum is a rim of tissue that adds depth to the bony socket of the shoulder. The superior or « top »…

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Ankle Sprain

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. A sprain is a stretch injury of the ligament that supports the ankle. This sprain often happens to the ligament outside the ankle when the foot is twisted inward (inverted). It's…

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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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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 processes of the vertebrae between…

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Pec Deck Flys

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your arms spread horizontally. Your elbows are bent on the pads with your forearms and wrist released : Inhale and tighten your arms to the maximum Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise works the pectoralis major by stretching it…

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Incline Dumbbell Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on an inclined bench (no more than 60° because you don’t want to work only your deltoids) with your elbows bent. You have a dumbbell in each hand with a pronated grip. Inhale and extend your arms vertically by bringing the dumbbells closer together Exhale…

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Dumbbell Flys

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on a bench with dumbbell in pronated grip and your arms slightly flexed : Inhale and spread your arms to the horizonzal Lift your arms to the vertical while exhale Squeeze your chest at the end fo the movement to work the sternal part of the…

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Decline Bench Press

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. By lying on a bench with you head down and fix your feet so as not to slip. The bench is declined between 20° and 40° Take the barbell with a pronated grip and a hand gap equal to or wider than your shoulders. Inhale and…

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Bench Press And Morphology

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. I think you’ve noticed that the bench press is the most practiced exercise in a gym. And as this is the most practiced exercise, it’s also the exercise that create the most injury per year. This is why, it’s important to have basic morphology’s notions to…

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