Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 122

Crow's #Gym Vol. 122
Don't fear the gym. Don't fear anything for that matter. The average hater is a hater regardless of where you are, and for every dickhead at the gym there are 20 people who are cool and worthy of knowing. It is the same scene as work, school, the library or the grocery store. It takes a wide variety of people to make up the world, and that same percentage is going to be at the gym, just like all those other places. Smile, move on, and be happy that you aren't that person like the rest of us, but for the love of GOD don't let that very small minority of douche-bags keep you from getting your build on.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)
Hormone produced by the posterior pituitary responsible for fluid and mineral conservation in the mammalian body. Bodybuilders often take ADH blockers to promote water loss in the days leading up to a bodybuilding competition.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ..
Lunge (Dumbbell In Place)
Target MusclesQuadriceps, Hamstrings, Gluteus
Starting position:
1. Place a bar across the back of your shoulders or hold a pair of dumbbells at the sides of your body with arms fully extended (palms facing your body).
2. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing forwards. Lift your chest up and look straight ahead.
The Movement:
1. Take an exaggerated step forwards with your right leg, bending the knee and lowering your hips.
2. Lower yourself until your right thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee is at an angle of 90°. Your left leg should be about 3 to 6 inches above the floor. Hold for a count of one.
3. Push hard with your right leg to return to the starting position.
4. Complete the desired number of repetitions; then repeat with the left leg leading.
• Keep your front knee positioned directly over your ankle - do not allow it to extend further forwards as this can cause strain to the knee.
• Keep your body erect throughout the movement - do not lean forwards.
Step length: A shorter step forward places more emphasis on the quadriceps and a larger step forward places more emphasis on the gluteal and hamstring muscles.