Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 114

Crow's #Gym Vol. 114
Where ya been man? This is one of those things that keeps a lot of people from going back to the gym. That overwhelming fear of having to face the people that know you haven't been there in a while. Myself, I tend to use it as the motivation to make sure that I never be that guy coming back after not being there a while. Actually if I have to miss two days in a row I feel like crap, much less three or four. Think of it as a new form of motivation, being the person that gives people a ribbing for not being at the gym because you on the other hand have been there every day.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Amino Acids
Often called the "building blocks of life," amino acids are subunits that join together in sequences to form protein. Amino acids are named as such because they contain both an acid and an amine chemical side unit.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ..
Deadlift (Dumbbell Stiff Leg)
Target MusclesHamstrings, Gluteus, Lower Back
Starting Position:
1. Grasp a barbell with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, using an overhand grip.
2. Stand up straight, looking directly ahead.
The Movement:
1. Keep your back flat and legs nearly straight.
2. Bend forwards from the hips until your back is parallel to the ground. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings and glutes. As you bend forwards, your hips and glutes should move backwards and your body should be centred through your heels.
3. At the bottom of the movement, do not allow the weight to touch the floor and don't round your back.
4. Hold for a count of one then forcefully contract your gluteus and hamstrings to raise your torso back into the erect starting position.
• Keep your back flat. Rounding your back will increase the risk of injury.
• Do not lower the bar too far. The bar should be hanging at arms' length below you. Going below this point hyper flexes the spine, putting it in a vulnerable position and increasing injury risk to the lower back.