Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 153

Crow's #Gym Vol. 153
What do you do when your desire to work out wanes? Yes believe it or not everyone wakes up some days and just don't want to invest the time and energy into the gym, the exercise bike, the running trails or whatever it is that we do for health and exercise. That would also include me. I have no real secret to what it takes to just do what I have to do, but I do have a reward at the end of it. The self righteous feeling of overcoming that which most people do not, makes it so worth it afterwards. Trust me and go out there and just get your exercise on. You'll thank me for it.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Density
Muscle hardness, which is also related to muscular definition. A bodybuilder can be well - defined and still have excess fat within each major muscle complex. But when has or she has muscle density, even this intramuscular fat has been eliminated. A combination of muscle mass and muscle density is highly prized among all competitive bodybuilders.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Triceps Kickback (BowFlex Single Arm Kneeling)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the triceps muscles located on the back of the upper arms.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Face the Power Rods®, standing along side the bench. Kneel with one leg on the bench, bend forward at the hips (not the waist) and place the hands on the bench. Bend the other knee slightly and flatten the back by sticking the hips out and lifting the chest.
• Support yourself with one arm on the bench and grasp a handle with your free hand.
• Keeping your elbow bent, bring your upper arm to your side, parallel to the ground, and maintain.
Motion:
• Straighten elbow while keeping your upper arm completely still.
• When arm is completely straight, slowly return to the starting position.
Key points:
• Maintain spinal alignment.
• Keep your arm at your side and your wrist straight throughout entire motion.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the exercise and control the motion.