Machine Trunk Rotation

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Attention Torso's rotation in the machine are proscribed for people suffering from lower back or having already had a herniated disc, as they might aggravate or reappear this lumbar pathology. Standing on the turntable with your hands on the…

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Roman Chair Side Bends

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. This exercise is working on the bench originally planned for lumbar extension. Put yourself on the side with your hip on the bench and your torso in the void. Your hands are behind your head or on your torso…

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Exercise To Avoid Overhead Shoulder Press Pain

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. I watched an Athlean-X's video  and I learned some good stuff. I have a little pain when I do dumbbell press  or overhead shoulder press, maybe you have that pain too ? As I want to avoid having surgery like the majority of professional athletes, I tried to find out if I could find…

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Dumbbell Side Bends

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing wit your legs slightly apart with one hand behind your head and a dumbbell in the other hand : Do a lateral flexion of your torso on the opposite side of the dumbbell Return to the start position or…

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Broomstick Twists

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs apart and the stick placed on your trapezius above your posterior deltoids. Your hands are on the stick but don't press on it : Make a torso rotation on one side then the other, keeping your…

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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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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. On your elbows with your back on the backrest : Inhale and back up your knees to your torso by rounding your back to feel your abs contraction. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise works the hips…

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General Stretching Of The Upper Body

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your feet a little wider than your pelvis width and you back is straight : Hold your ams vertically with your hands clasped and your fingers crossed. Your palms directed upwards : Inhale to inflate your lungs to the…

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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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Specific Bench Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Your feet wedged under the pads with your torso in the void and your hands next to each ear : Inhale and raise your torso to try to touch your knees with your head rounding your spine. Exhale at the end of the movement. This exercise is…

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Incline Bench Sit-Ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Sitting on the bench with your feet under the pads and your hands behind your neck. Inhale and tilt your torso without ever exceeding 20° : Move your torso back up by slightly rounding your back to better target the effort on recuts abdominis   Exhale at…

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