Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 156

Crow's #Gym Vol. 156
Probably the hardest part of continuing along with a fitness oriented lifestyle is the shaming that you have to put up with. Yes I realize that bullies are people that stand around and prey on the weak, but if you haven't been paying attention it isn't that easy anymore. As a fitness enthusiast, a bodybuilder, or just someone trying to lose weight we are subject to quite a bit of shaming and bullying as well since people simply love to attack those they perceive as doing better than them. No matter what you do, don't change up your path because people use shaming as their envy device. You should see it as an example of someone who really isn't a friend.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Class of drugs used by athletes to decrease water conservation. Bodybuilders use diuretics to increase muscular definition and separation. Unfortunately, besides fluid loss, diuretics also flush life - sustaining electrolytes from the body.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Biceps Curl (PowerBlocks Standard)
Elbow Flexion (in supination)
Target MusclesBiceps brachii, Brachialis, Brachioradialis
Muscle Actions: This exercise emphasizes and develops the biceps muscles, which are located on the front of your upper arms and are primarily responsible for bending your elbows, as well as the brachialis and brachioradialis.
Starting Position:
1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart or sit on the end of a bench.
2. Hold a pair of PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells), palms facing in towards your body.
3. Your arms should be fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Curl one PowerBlock (or Dumbbell) up at a time in a smooth arc towards your shoulders, rotating your forearm so that your palm faces your shoulder at the top of the movement.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly lower the PowerBlock (or Dumbbell) back to the starting position.
3. Repeat with the other arm and continue alternating arms.
• Curl the dumbbells up slowly - do not swing them up.
• Keep your upper arms fixed by the sides of your body.
• Keep your body absolutely still. Make sure you do not sway backwards.
• Make sure you fully straighten your arms when you lower the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells). Do not shorten the downwards phase.