Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 111

Crow's #Gym Vol. 111
Be careful of the "healthy" foods that you eat. Many of the things that are packaged and sold as healthy could be the worst thing for you at the time. I see it often when some hopeless do-gooder decides that the vending machine at work is full of too much junk food, and they get so mouthy with the vending company or management that they fill it up with "healthy" items. The problem with most ignorant people is that they don't know that most pre-packaged "healthy" foods are full of Milk and Soy products. High in protein, low in fat, completely toxic to most people's intestines. You shouldn't be doing something good for yourself and have it torture you the entire day.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
A compound consisting of the nucleotide adenosine attached through its ribose group to three phosphoric acid molecules. It serves to store energy in muscles, which is released when it is hydrolyzed to adenosine diphosphate.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ..
Deadlift (Dumbbell Standard)
Target MusclesGluteus, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Hip flexors, Lower back, Adductors, Latissimus dorsi, Trapezius, Abdominals
Starting Position:
1. Stand between two dumbbells 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 dumbbells, with your hands at your sides, palms facing inward. This will facilitate better balance and keep the dumbbells in the same plane.
The Movement:
1. Using the power of your legs and hips, and keeping your arms straight, lift the dumbbells from the floor until your legs are straight. The dumbbells should be parallel to your thighs. Hold for a count of one.
2. Slowly return the dumbbells to the floor, keeping your torso erect, arms straight and head up, eyes looking forwards. Your chest should be slightly forward.
Tips:
• Keep your back straight - i.e. in its normal position - throughout the movement. Do not lean forwards.
• Keep the dumbbells 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 dumbbells are at the same level as your feet. This increases the range of motion and therefore it benefits your body more.