Bodybuilding Biomechanics with Doug Brignole

biomechanics
About Doug Brignole

The 5 Basic Rules of Bodybuilding Biomechanics

Rule 1
Rule 2
Rule 3
Rule 4
Rule 5

Abs

Joshua Self

Joshua Self, Abdominals

“The Cormier Crunch”

Matthew Cardwell, Chris Cormier, Max Vastesson

Josh Bowmar

Josh Bowmar, Pelvis to Sternum Ab Training

Arms

Bradly Castleberry

Barbell Curls

Josh Bergeron

Lying Biceps Curls
Supinated Dumbbell Curls

Jake Radtke

1-alternating db curls
2-machine curl
3-concentration curl
4-21s
5-reverse pulldowns
6-triceps extension
7-machine press

Keith Williams and Mike Gritti

Machine preacher curls, seated alternate incline dumbbell curl

Back

Stan McQuay and Brandon Gerdes

Introduction to “Push-Pull” Training
Deadlifts
Lat Pulldown
Rows

Chest

Stan McQuay and Brandon Gerdes

Incline Dumbbell Press
Cybex Fly Press
Cable Flies

Legs

Eli Blahut and Jeremy Patterson

Eli Blahut and Jeremy Patterson: Leg Press

Josh Wade and Jeremy Patterson

Josh Wade and Jeremy Patterson: Squats

Brad Rowe

Brad Rowe: Squats

Monty Rogers

1-Squats
2-Leg Press
3-Lunges
Deadlifts
5-Leg Curls

Shoulders

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. In regards to the squat assessment of Brad

    I agree with Doug’s general assessment of this and recommendations in regards to only going so deep as you can maintain a neutral lumbar spine. The main reason for this though is not so much to do with activation and has more to do with risk of injury to the lumbar spine.

    Anyhow all that aside Doug just needs to be careful when giving explanations such as these in general terms. He is being specific to this example but at the same time sending a confusing message by saying he doesn’t advocate that people use a full squat range of motion. He then clarifies by saying to go down as far as you can whilst maintaining a neutral spine. It’s more a language issue than anything. I understood what he meant but some people might watch this and think “Doug said I shouldn’t go all the way down, so I’ll just do 3/4 squats from now on”.

    Also Brad is wearing sneakers which are pretty much the worst thing you could do squats in. I would suggest that it is entirely possible that his squat would improve greatly (and he would be able to safely use a full range of motion) if he were to:

    – do some stretching and mobility work for his calves/ankles
    – raise his heels up with plates, a plank of wood or in the best case scenario a pair of weight lifting shoes
    – try turning his feet and knees out a little more so that he could potentially open up a bit more at the hips, leaving room for his torso to descend with less forward lean

  2. I absolutely love Doug’s in-depth commentary of these oft seen exercise styles and interpretations of well known movements. What I would love to see is Doug himself taking us through the correct movements for each bodypart using the actual weights that he uses in his workout and having a running commentary (dubbed in, post video, by Doug)….now THAT would be something to watch and learn from.

  3. Hello there. Now, when are you going to post some shoulder videos down here? It would be really great to see some videos on the biomechanics of shoulders. I bet it might be quite hard to ask someones permission to get mr. Brignole to criticize on it and post it here , but whatever the case is at least post videos a little bit more frequently. Thank you for the great previous videos.

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