Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 132

Crow's #Gym Vol. 132
Ask around and you will find many different opinions on the advantages of getting older. Yes you heard me, getting older. Most people will tell you that your wealth of knowledge and the increase there is the main advantage, but physically there are advantages too if you look at it the right way. The youthful body is so quick to regenerate that often the muscular gains that you make are negated by youthful regeneration, while an older bodybuilder can get better gains working out less often. This doesn't mean that you work out less often it just means that you can separate body parts and have longer split cycles. What used to take 3 days to do the entire body becomes 4, later on in life 5 etc. How will you know when it is time to increase the split? You'll know when it becomes harder and harder to NOT feel pain in the muscle you are going to work, when you are on your way to work it.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Biological Value (BV)
Scale of measurement used to determine what percentage of a give nutrient source is utilized by the body. The scale is most frequently applied to protein sources, particularly whey protein.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Shoulder Exercises ..
Shoulder Press (Cable Standing)
Target MusclesAnterior and medial deltoids, Upper Pectoralis major, Triceps, Shoulder girdle muscles (Trapezius, Supraspinatus)
Starting Position:
1. Stand between two evenly placed cable towers,.
2. Place your feet and knees together, grab the opposite cables in each hand holding the snap back balls or handles.
The Movement:
1. Press the Cables upwards and inwards until they almost touch over your head. Straighten your arms but do not lock out your elbows. Hold momentarily.
2. Lower the Cables slowly back to the starting position.
• Keep your torso upright - don't lean backwards or arch your spine as you press the cables upwards as this will strain your lower back.
• Hold your abdominal muscles taut to help stabilize your spine or, if you are using a very heavy weight, wear a weightlifting belt.
• Lower the cables until they touch your shoulders. Don't shorten the movement.