Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 54

Crow's #Gym Vol. 54
Pins and needles are never a good thing. If you think waking up in the morning and your arm is all pins and needles is a normal part of life it isn't. You somehow managed to pinch a nerve and the pins and needles are the mechanism to tell you this. If you have this problem when you are working out, then it is even worse. Chances are pretty good that you have a pinched nerve in your neck or your spine and the sooner you see a doctor about it, the easier it will be to take care of it. It almost never goes away and gets worse over time. Take it from me, I've been there.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Nitrogen
A gaseous, nonmetallic element. Nitrogen is a component of all proteins. Nitrogen is essential to the synthesis of proteins the body must have, particularly nitrogen - containing compounds or amino acids derived directly or indirectly from plant food. The process of protein metabolism accounts for nitrogen balance. When protein catabolism exceeds protein anabolism, a negative nitrogen balance exists in the body. When protein anabolism exceeds protein catabolism, a positive nitrogen balance exists in the body.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ..
Bench Press (Incline Dumbbell)
Target MusclesPectoralis major (upper chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps, Pectoralis major
Starting Position:
1. Sit on an incline bench, angled at 30-60° (the steeper the incline, the greater the stress on the upper pectorals and anterior deltoids).
2. Pick up a dumbbell in each hand and place them on your thighs.
3. Lie on the bench, at the same time bringing the dumbbells to shoulder level. Your palms should face forwards.
The Movement:
1. Press the dumbbells directly over your upper chest until your arms are fully extended. Hold for a count of two.
2. Lower the weights slowly until they are by your shoulders. You should achieve a! maximal but comfortable stretch.
3. Pause for a second before pressing them Upi agaIn.
Tips:
• Press the dumbbells in a straight line, not back over your head.
• Do not set the angle of the bench too high otherwise the anterior deltoids will bel targeted and take much of the emphasis away from the chest.