Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 56

Crow's #Gym Vol. 56
Hanging around the gym literally is what you probably need. Need to stretch your upper body the way God intended you to? Try hanging from something. Between all of my chest, back or shoulder sets I go over to the chin up bar and hang while swinging back and forth slightly. It stretches out my upper body real nice, keeps my neck from getting pinched, and lets face it, it's kinda fun too!

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Nutrition
The applied science of eating for greater health, fitness, and muscular gains. Through correct application of nutritional practices you can selectively add muscle mass to your physique, or lose body fat, revealing your full genetic potential, and achieving a very self gratifying goal.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ..
Bench Press (Decline Dumbbell)
Target MusclesPectoralis major (lower chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps, Pectoralis major
Starting Position:
1. Sit on an decline bench, angled at 30-60° (the steeper the incline, the greater the stress on the lower 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 lower 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 Up agaIn.
Tips:
• Press the dumbbells in a straight line, not back over your head.
• Do not set the angle of the bench too low otherwise the anterior deltoids will be targeted and take much of the emphasis away from the chest.