Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 139

Crow's #Gym Vol. 139
The differences in the type of pain you feel after a workout should be noted and understood. Sharp pains denote an injury and lingering or burning aches denote muscles have been worked and are now rebuilding. More important is to understand that the burning or even aching pain that you feel in specific muscles that you worked the next day is a good thing, while sharp pains in your joints are something that should be avoided, or looked into by a trainer or physician. It's ok to feel pain as long as you know the pain you should be feeling.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Cardiac Muscle
A special type of striated muscle of the heart. Cardiac muscle is an exception among involuntary muscles, which are characteristically smooth. Its contractile fibers resemble those of skeletal muscles but are not as large in diameter. The connective tissue of cardiac muscle is sparser than that of skeletal muscle.

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

The Movement:
1. Pull the dumbbells 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 dumbbells back to the starting position.
Tips:
• Keep the dumbbells 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.