Friday, May 29, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 55

Crow's #Gym Vol. 55
Ah shit here comes THAT GUY. Yes everyone has that guy, and I am no different. That guy is the one that I see walking down the walk in the gym, and he is going to do the same thing every time. Walk over to whatever I am using, take it over, refuse to share, and take his time doing it. Usually playing on a cell phone half the time. I have tried all the different ways to deal with that guy, from politely asking if we can share (makes him a bigger dick) rushing through my workout so that I don't leave the side of the cable he's going to take over if I do (makes me a bigger dick) and what I have started doing instead these days, moving on to something else and coming back. Yeah it doesn't seem all that fair but who wants to occupy the same space as a dick, especially when it makes ME a dick? (Oh and he stopped needing to use whatever I was on when he didn't get a reaction anymore. What a dick!)

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
NPC
The National Physique Committee, Inc., which administers men's and women's amateur bodybuilding competitions in the United States. THe NPC National Champions in each weight class are annually sent abroad to compete in the IFBB World Championships.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ..
Bench Press (Smith-Machine Decline)
Target MusclesPectoralis major (lower chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps, Pectoralis major
Starting Position:
1. Lay on an decline bench angled from 30-60° (the steeper the decline, the greater the stress on the lower pectorals and outer pectorals). Ideally the bench should have an attached barbell rack.
2. Hold the bar with your hands shoulder width apart, palms facing forwards. Remove the bar from the barbell rack so it is positioned directly over your collarbone with your arms fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Bend your arms, allowing your elbows to travel out to the sides, and slowly lower the bar down to your chest.
2. The bar should just touch the upper part of your chest beneath your collarbone. Hold for a count of two.
3. Push the bar back to the starting position.
Tips:
• Do not arch your back as you push the bar upwards. This risks lower-back strain.
• Do not bounce the bar off your chest or use the momentum of the weight to complete the repetition.
• The higher you place the bar on your chest, the greater the work placed on the anterior deltoids rather than the upper chest.