Friday, March 27, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 18

Crow's #Gym Vol. 18
Nobody can teach you how to eat foods that you won't eat, but you've probably had plenty of examples of why you should. I envy good dietitians and their ability to stick to their job, because I don't have that level of patience. If you are constitutionally incapable of eating healthy, then you will fail at dieting. There is no way around that simple fact.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Bodybuilder's High
Similarly to a runner's high, a pump can, according to some experts, cause a wide variety of hormonal responses, including the release of endorphins and enkephalins, which are natural painkillers produced in the body. Not to get into too much physiology or psychology, the pump can also elicit a pleasurable response in the pleasure center of the brain, which occurs overtime through the association of bodybuilding activity and the satisfying pump felt afterwards. The difference between being pumped up after a workout while in the gym, and waking up the next morning may be so significant that some people are shocked at the way they look when pumped up. Like any other positive outcome of bodybuilding, the pump will only occur if a number of other training factors are in place, such as proper nutrition and rest. One very easy way to determine if you are overtraining is if you notice you are no longer achieving the pump after your workouts. This can easily be noticed if you are familiar with the feeling associate with the pump. See also, Pump.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ..
Triceps Extension (Indy Arm Dumbbell Overhead)
Target MusclesTriceps (Especially the outer and medial heads)
Starting Position:
1. Grasp a dumbbell and raise it straight up over your head.
2. Stand upright and use a bench to steady yourself if necessary.
3. Bend the working arm to 90° at the elbow.
The Movement:
1. Keeping your elbow stationary, extend your arm upward until your hand are out straight up above you you.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly return to the starting position.
Tips:
1. Extend your arms under control - do not swing it back.
2. Keep your upper arm fixed. Only your forearm moves.
3. Keep your lower back straight and still.
4. Start with a relatively light weight as the exercise is harder to perform than  many people imagine.