Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 41

Crow's #Gym Vol. 41
Envy is a trend that never seems to go away. With that said it is hard to not allow others to make you discouraged by their off-handed remarks that really just mean they are jealous. You can't win either if you want to argue out what their issue is, so it is better to just do as Mark Twain would say, "Better to be silent and thought a fool then to open your mouth and remove all doubt," and of course leave the situation knowing that the person with an issue is NOT YOU!

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Gynecomastia
Condition in males caused by an excess of testosterone or an excess of a testosterone-derived agent. When it becomes converted (aromatized) to estrogen the excess estrogen stimulates receptors in the nipple area leading to a swelling which resembles female breasts. The condition is commonly called "bitch tits". The condition is often severe enough to require surgery.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Back Exercises ..
Row (Single Arm Standing Dumbbell)
Target MusclesLatissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboids, Infraspinatus, Teres major and minor, Biceps, Posterior deltoids
Starting Position:
1. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand, palm facing your body.
2. Bend forwards from the hips, placing your left hand and forehead on a bench to stabilize yourself. Your back should be flat and almost horizontal and your right arm fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Pull the dumbbell up towards your waist, drawing your elbow back as far as it can go. Keep the dumbbell close to your body.
2. Allow the dumbbell to touch your rib cage lightly. Pause for a count of one; then slowly lower the dumbbell until your arm is fully extended.
3. After completing the required number of repetitions, perform the exercise with your left arm.
Tips:
• Keep your lower back flat and still- do not twist your trunk.
• Make sure you row the dumbbell to the side of your rib cage - do not pull the dumbbell up to your shoulder.