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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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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Individual Variations In Hip Mobility

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Without taking into account the individual differences in muscle elasticity and ligament laxity, it's bone shape of the hip joint that determines the main variation in hip mobility. It's mainly in the amplitude of hip abduction that bone configuration plays an important role. Examples An almost…

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Deadlift Correctly (Part 3)

If you didn’t read the first parts, click Part 1 and Part 2  I read a Nerd Fitness article and I learned good stuff. Grip the barbell The strength of the grip is an important part of the deadlift. There are 2 types of grip: Overhand grip => The palms of your hands are towards your body (pronated grip). Over-under…

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How To Do Front Squat

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your feet apart at about the shoulder’s width. You take the barbell with a pronated grip and you put the barbell on your upper chest and your anterior deltoid : Inhale deeply to maintain intrathoracic pressure that prevents your torso from sagging forward. Arch slightly…

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Machine Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in front of the machine with a pronated grip. You hands are a little larger than your shoulder’s width. Some machine allow you to have a semi pronated grip with you palms face to face : Your head and your back are straight. You shrug your…

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The Reasons For An Asymmetric Body (Part 1)

I watched a Jamcore DZ’s video  and I learned good stuff. When I look in the mirror, I see that my right biceps is bigger than my left biceps. And I also see that my left calf is bigger than my right calf. I think you too, you have weak points and an asymmetrical body like me. I tried several…

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Stretching Of Trapezius And Neck

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. A hand on your head, you pull slowly to tilt your head to the side. This exercise stretches the sternocleidomastoid, all (anterior, middle and posterior) scalenes muscles, the upper part of the trapezius, splenius capitis , splenius cervicis , semispinalis and small spine muscles like longus…

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How To Do Dumbbell Shrugs

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Stand with your legs slightly apart. Your head is straight or a little bent forward. Your arms relaxed along your body with a dumbbell in each hand : Shrugs your shoulders as high and as far back as possible Lower the dumbbells to the starting point This…

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Squat Correctly (Part 2)

I read a Nerd Fitness article  and I learned good stuff. Click here to read the Part 1  Barbell Squat I know 3 types of squat and this is the best known : the high bar back (also named « Olympic Squat » or « Oly Squat »), the low bar back squat and the front squat. Maybe there are others but I’ll talk about…

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How To Do Upright Rows

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing with your legs slightly apart and your back is straight. You hold the barbell with a pronated grip and the spacing of your hands is a palm’s width or a little more. Inhale and you pull the barbell along your body to your chin by…

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How To Do Trap Bar Deadlift

  I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Audio file : Standing in the center of the trap bar (be careful, if you’re badly centered in the trap bar, there will be a lateral instability). Your legs are slightly spread with your back rigid and a little bit arched : Bend your legs to…

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