Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 110

Crow's #Gym Vol. 110
There really is no secret to being healthy, losing weight, bodybuilding or any of the things that a healthy lifestyle brings you. This is a problem for most people, and it doesn't mean that it has to be yours. Those that can do, and those that can't hold on to the hope that by some sort of miracle they can accomplish what you have through hard work and determination without all that boring hard work and determination. Many years of spending an hour or two a day at the gym is what it took to look like I do. You can start that process today or not but there is no secret that will get around it.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Adenosine Triphosphatase (ATPase)
An enzyme in skeletal muscle that catalyzes the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate to adenosine diphosphate and inorganic phosphate. Among various enzymes in this group associated with cell membranes and intracellular structures, mitochondrial ATPase is involved in obtaining energy for cellular metabolism, and myosin ATPase is involved in muscle contraction.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ..
Deadlift (Smith-Machine Barbell)
Target MusclesGluteus, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Hip flexors, Lower back, Adductors, Latissimus dorsi, Trapezius, Abdominals
Starting Position:
1. Stand in front of the barbell with your feet parallel and shoulder-width apart.
2. Bend your legs until your hips and knees are at the same level, keeping your rib cage up and your head level. Your back should be straight, at a 45° angle to the floor.
3. Grasp the bar, with your hands just over shoulder-width apart, one overhand, the other under. This will facilitate better balance and keep the barbell in the same plane.
The Movement:
1. Using the power of your legs and hips, and keeping your arms straight, lift the bar from the floor until your legs are straight. The bar should be against the upper part of your thighs. Hold for a count of one.
2. Slowly return the bar to the floor, keeping your torso erect, arms straight and head up, eyes looking forwards. Your chest should be slightly forwards and over the bar.
Tips:
• Keep your back straight - i.e. in its normal position - throughout the movement. Do not lean forwards.
• Keep the bar as close as possible to your legs throughout the movement.
• Make sure your knees travel in line with your toes - do not allow them to travel inwards.
Variations:
On a Block: Stand on a low, sturdy block or platform so that the bar is at the same level as your feet. This increases the range of motion and therefore it benefits your body more.