Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 74

Crow's #Gym Vol. 74
If you can't help, don't hurt. It's an old expression, that basically means not to do the things that harm others. This includes compassion, sadly enough. We all have loved ones or friends that desperately need to get healthier, but are constitutionally incapable of it. The best thing you can do as a loved one or friend is to stop lying along with them. The truth hurts, but you will need to allow yourself to "help" people by accepting the reality of their situation sometimes. For example; you are massaging someone's back because they are in agony after common household chores. Massage their back, but remind them that it is because they are horribly out of shape and you would like to help them. It's the right thing to do.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Roid Rage
Popular name given to the uncontrolled outburst of anger and violence exhibited by anabolic steroid users. Despite never being proven by the medical community, the term is continuously exaggerated by the mainstream media.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ..
Pull-Over (Straight Arm Dumbbell)
Target MusclesPectoralis major (lower chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps, Pectoralis major
Starting Position:
1. Place a dumbbell standing up on a flat bench.
Ensuring that the dumbbell stays securely placed at the top of the bench, lie perpendicular to the bench (torso across it as in forming a cross) with only your shoulders lying on the surface. Hips should be below the bench and legs bent with feet firmly on the floor. The head will be off the bench as well.
2. Grasp the dumbbell with both hands and hold it straight over your chest at arms length. Both palms should be pressing against the underside one of the sides of the dumbbell. This will be your starting position.
The Movement:
1. While keeping your arms straight, lower the weight slowly in an arc behind your head while breathing in until you feel a stretch on the chest.
2. At that point, bring the dumbbell back to the starting position using the arc through which the weight was lowered and exhale as you perform this movement.
3. Hold the weight on the initial position for a second and repeat the motion for the prescribed number of repetitions.
Tips:
• Always ensure that the dumbbell used for this exercise is secure. Using a dumbbell with loose plates can result in the dumbbell falling apart and falling on your face..
• If you are new to this movement, have a spotter hand you the weight instead. If not, please ensure that the dumbbell does not fall on you as you arrange your torso to perform the exercise on the bench.