Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 30

Crow's #Gym Vol. 30
Sometimes you have to leave it up to God. Yeah without getting all theological, I leave a lot of my workout to fate, even though I am altering nature every time I go to the gym. During those rare occasions that I can't get to the gym because of horrible weather, or job commitments, I don't freak out about it. I just assume that God or whatever is telling me to take another day off. It ALWAYS works to my advantage. It also works out during those times I have to do three sets instead of four because I am in a hurry, just don't make it a habit, That's not God that's your lazy ass.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Definition
The absence of fat over clearly delineated muscle masses. Definition is often referred to as "muscularity", and a highly defined bodybuilder has so little body fat that very fine grooves of muscularity called "striations" will be clearly visible over each major muscle group.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Back Exercises ..
Row (Barbell Bent Over)
Target Muscles: Latissimus dorsi, Rhomboids, Teres major and minor, Biceps, Fore-arms
Starting Position:
1. Place the bar on the floor in front of you.
2. Stand with your feet parallel and shoulder ­width apart.
3. Bending forwards from the hips, keeping your back flat and slightly bending your knees, grasp the bar with an overhand grip that is slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
4. Lift the bar just a short way off the floor. Position your body so that your torso is near-parallel to the ground, arms fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Slowly pull the bar towards your lower chest until it just touches the lower part of your rib cage.
2. Hold this position for a count of one; then slowly lower the bar to the starting position.
Tips:
• As you pull the bar up, squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your elbows directly above your hands.
• Keep your back flat throughout the movement - do not round your back or you risk injury.
• Keep your torso still - it is tempting to move your torso upwards with the bar to generate momentum. This reduces the work on the back muscles and increases the risk of injury.