Friday, July 3, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 73

Crow's #Gym Vol. 73
Murphy's Law dictates that if there are only two people in the gym it will be you and the most annoying, inconsiderate person on earth. This of course is no different than Murphy's Law as it pertains to work, the line at the grocery store, any elevator on the planet, the DMV or just about any other place that you go. Just remember the real difference is that you probably look for excuses to not be at the gym more than those other places, and deflecting this onto another person is how most human beings excuse their own issues in their mind. In other words; shut the Hell up and go work out!

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Repetition
This term, which takes on the short form, rep, refers to a single rendition of an exercise. For example, if your curl a barbell through the entire range of motion once, you have completed one repetition (rep) of the movement.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ..
Push-Up (Incline)
Target MusclesPectoralis major (mid chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps
Starting Position:
1. Place your feet on a bench or chair and face the floor with your upper body.
2. Place your hands directly out to your sides, fingers facing forward.
The Movement:
1. Slowly push your body upwards until you are parallel with the floor.
2. Slowly bring your body back to the starting position with your nose inches from the floor.
Tips:
• Keep your hips perfectly straight. If you lift your hips to generate leverage, you will risk lower-back strain.
• Do not arch your back as you push yourself upwards or you will reduce the amount of work done by the chest.
• Do not bounce yourself off the floor. Again, this reduces the amount of chest work and risks injury to the chest muscles.
• Keep your palms facing forwards and your wrists straight.
Variations:
Wide grip: Using an arm spacing one and a half times shoulder width apart places more emphasis on the pectorals (especially the outer part) and less on the triceps.
Narrow grip: Using a shoulder-width arm spacing places more em­phasis on the triceps and the inner pectorals.