Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 08

Crow's #Gym Vol. 08
Make every workout the best workout ever. The best workout I ever had was the last workout. The next workout will probably be better but I have always been able to leave the gym saying "that was the best workout ever," and the best part is, I'm right.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Anorexia Nervosa
A disorder characterized by a prolonged refusal to eat, resulting in emaciation, amenorrhea, emotional disturbance concerning body image, and an abnormal fear of becoming obese. The condition is seen primarily in adolescents, predominantly in girls, and is usually associated with emotional stress or conflict, such as anxiety, irritation, anger and fear, which may accompany a major change in the person's life. Treatment consists of measures to improve nourishment, followed by therapy to overcome the underlying emotional conflicts.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ..
Biceps Curl (Indy Arm Cable)
Target MusclesBiceps brachii, Brachialis, Brachioradialis
Starting Position:
1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
2. Hold two cables in the same fashion that you would dumbbells.
3. The cables should start behind your thighs and your arms should be fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Bend your elbows as you curl the cables up in a smooth arc towards your shoulders. Keep your upper arms fixed slightly behind your body.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly lower the cables back to the starting position.
Tips:
• Do not move your upper arms or elbows at any point of the movement.
• Keep your body absolutely still- make sure you do not lean back or stand on your tip toes as this will strain the back and reduce the work on the biceps.
• Keep your wrists locked.
• Lower the cables under control until your' arms are fully extended  shortening or' rushing the downwards phase will reduce the  effectiveness of the exercise.
Variations:
Single Arm: In this variation you are doing a cross between a cable curl and a concentration curl. Bring the cable up to your chest from the side.