Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

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. Knee is the largest and most complex joint of the body. There are 4 primary ligaments (with their muscles and tendons) and secondary ligaments for the knee to function properly. Here…

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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, rectus femoris, tensor fasciae latae…

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Machine Crunch

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the machine with your hands holding the handles. Your feet wedged under the pads : Inhale and round your back to bring your torso to your thighs. Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise is excellent because it allows you to adjust the…

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High Pulley Crunch

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Kneeling with the bar behind your neck : Inhale and round your back to bring your torso toward your thighs Exhale at the end of the movement This movement is never done with heavyweights. The goal is to focus on the sensation to better target the work…

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Abs Stretching

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on your stomach on your hands with your arms extended : Straighten up your chest slowly by tilting your head back slightly Maintain this position for few seconds while breathing slowly to feel the stretching of your abs. Variant…

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Gym Ladder Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Hook you feet in the gym ladder with your thighs vertically. Your back to the floor and your hands behind your head : Inhale and raise your torso as high as possible by rounding your spine. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise mainly works…

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Crunch

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lying on your back with your hands behind your head. Your thighs vertical with your knees bent : Inhale and lift your shoulders off the floor by bringing your knees closer to your head by rounding your back. Exhale at the end of the movement This exercise…

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Bridge

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Lie on your back with your hands flat on the floor. Your arms along your body with your knees bent : Inhale and lift your buttocks from the floor by pushing hard on your feet Maintain the position 2 seconds and go down your pelvis without touching…

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Machine Hip Extensions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. The torso tilted forwards with your hands on the handles. You're standing on one leg and the other is slightly forward with the pad placed under the knee joint at mid-distance from the ankle : Inhale and move your thigh to the rear until your hip is…

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Dumbbell Lunges

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs slightly apart and with a dumbbell in each hand : Inhale and take a big step forward by keeping your torso as straight as possible. During exercise, the thigh of the leg that is moving forward must stabilize horizontally or slightly below. Back…

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Lunges

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs slightly apart with the barbell behind your neck on trapezius muscles : Inhale and take a big step forward by keeping your core as straight as possible. During exercise, the thigh of the leg that is moving forward must stabilize horizontally or slightly…

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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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