Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 138

Crow's #Gym Vol. 138
The argument about what you eat and how you eat, has been fought for years. Some people have proven that the amount of calories is what matters and others have argued that it is the types of foods you eat. All I know is that the results are what I am looking for. As a bodybuilder, weight lifter, body sculpter etc, the object is to get the desired results and to do that you need more protein than carbs. If you want a six pack, you need less fat than protein, and if you want to feel good about yourself you should at least keep half assed track of these things.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
The amount of energy necessary to raise one liter or water one degree celsius. A bodybuilder's maintenance level of calories can be calculated relatively easily, then either a caloric deficit (to lose body fat), or caloric surplus (to gain muscle mass) can be initiated. The calorie content of most foods are listed on the back of packaging.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Shoulder Exercises ..
Upright Row (Standing Barbell)
Target MusclesAnterior and Medial deltoids, Trapezius, Biceps, Brachioradialis
Starting Position:
1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2. Hold the barbell with your hands about 15 cm apart, palms facing towards your body. The bar should rest against the front of your thighs.

The Movement:
1. Pull the bar directly upwards towards your chin, bending your elbows out to the sides until the bar is level with your neck.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly lower the bar back to the starting position.
• Keep the bar very close to your body throughout the movement.
• Make sure you do not sway backwards as you lift the bar.
• At the top of the movement your elbows should be level with, or slightly higher than, your hands.
• Lower the bar slowly, resisting the weight.
Wide grip: Using a shoulder width grip, places more emphasis on the deltoids and less on the trapezius.