Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 126

Crow's #Gym Vol. 126
Any day that you leave the gym and you know that you totally killed it is a great day, but if you ask most bodybuilders they will tell you that if you totally killed leg day then it is worth two of any other day. If I can barely walk on my way out of the gym on leg day, and I know that I left absolutely nothing on the table, I just want to walk around and brag to everyone about it. Oh yeah that's basically what I am doing now. Go kill it!

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Your body mass ratio, or the speed at which your resting body burns calories to provide for its basic survival needs. You can elevate your BMR and more easily achieve lean body mass through consistent exercise, and particularly through aerobic workouts.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ..
Calf Press (Machine Lying)
Target MusclesGastrocnemius, Soleus
Starting Position:
1. Position yourself in a leg press machine.
2. Place the balls of your feet on the bottom of the platform with your heels hanging off the edge. Your legs should be fully extended and feet hip-width apart. Release the safety catch.
The Movements:
1. Press the platform away from you as far as possible.
2. Hold the fully contracted position for a count of two; then slowly lower your heels down as far as they will go.
Tips:
• Do not hurry the reps or bounce up from the bottom.
• Stretch your calves fully at the bottom of the movement - your heels should be lower than your toes.
• Keep your legs straight (not locked) throughout the movement.
Variations:
Toes pointing out: Angling your feet outwards at 45° places more emphasis on the inner part of the calves.
Toes pointing in: Angling your feet inwards at 45° places more emphasis on the outer part of the calves.