Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 143

Crow's #Gym Vol. 143
Do you make friends at the gym? I know some people who like to just charge into the gym, get their thing done, and get out. I also know those that like to go in socialize and hardly get anything done. I on the other hand like to know everyone's name, give everyone a smile and say "Good Morning" for a very selfish reason actually. I remember the days when I was not so loyal to getting my workout on every day. Hardly anyone knew me and it made it a lot easier to just skip days. Now that everyone knows me, it really does make me not want to have people looking at me thinking "Where has he been?" It works on that very rare occasion that I am feeling lazy. Give it a try!

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Circuit Training
A special form of bodybuilding through which you can simultaneously increase aerobic conditioning, muscle mass, and strength. In circuit training you will plan a series of 10 to 20 exercises in a circuit around the gym. The exercises chosen should stress all parts of the body. These movements are performed with an absolute minimum of rest between exercises. At the end of a circuit a rest interval of two to five minutes is taken before going through the circuit again. Three to give circuits would constitute a circuit - training program.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Shoulder Exercises ..
Facepull (Cable Indy Arm)
Target MusclesAnterior and Medial deltoids, Trapezius, Biceps, Brachioradialis
Starting Position:
1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2. Grab a pair of handles attached to a single cable around chest to face level.
The Movement:
1. Pull the handles directly toward your face and out until the back of your wrists are beside your face.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly bring the cables back to the starting position.
Tips:
• Make sure you do not sway backwards as you pull the cable.
• At the top of the movement your elbows should be level with, or slightly higher than, your hands.
Variations:
Wide grip: Using a shoulder width grip, places more emphasis on the deltoids and less on the trapezius.