Monday, June 1, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 57

Crow's #Gym Vol. 57
Some people are never going to get it, and they are going to take you with them. This is a really hard one for a lot more people than you think. Most people think a healthy person is narcissistic and doesn't pay much attention to anyone other than themselves. Sadly most of the bodybuilders I know, myself included, really want everyone else to feel as good as they do, and try to be helpful. Unfortunately there are those that are never going to get healthy, and worse yet they get bitter when you constantly try to help them. Then there are those that constantly want help but are never going to take any of your advice. Cut bait before they drag you down with them. A constant burden of need will make you want to avoid your own workouts sooner or later, and what good is that?

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Olympic Barbell
A special type of barbell used in weight - lifting and power - lifting competitions, but also used by bodybuilders in heavy basic exercises such as bench press, squat and deadlifting (the three basic powerlifting movements, which can also be incorporated into bodybuilding). Each bar weighs 45 lbs (20 kg). The collars used in powerlifting and weightlifting weigh 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg). Collars at your gym may vary in weight, however.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ..
Bench Press (Standard Machine)
Target MusclesPectoralis major (mid chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps
Starting Position:
1. Sit down at a standard bench press machine and adjust the seat so that the handles are around your pectoral area.
2. Hold the handles, with your palms facing forwards and your arms fully extended, positioned over your shoulders.
The Movement:
1. Slowly press out the handles so that your arms are almost fully extended..
2. Hold the position for a count of two; then allow the handles to come back slowly to the starting position.
Tips:
• Keep your hips firmly on the back pad throughout the movement.
• Lower the handles as far as you can, aiming for a maximum but comfortable stretch.
• Keep the handles about your chest area, starting too low or too high can cause injury and work the muscles far less than optimally.