Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 159

Crow's #Gym Vol. 159
With Christmas coming up I can imagine that the ability to control ones eating becomes a form of torture that the Egyptian army wouldn't even think to employ. I know, and I understand. Between all the family members who don't understand that you keep a moderately healthy diet, and gift you nothing but fat, grease, sugar and perhaps more synthetic food substitutes than you can name, to the endless Christmas dinners that have never been a part of a healthy diet, it can be torture. Of course if you have maintained a moderately healthy diet for a prolonged period of time I have good news! Eating like crap for a day won't kill you, and for all you know between the upset stomach and the nutrients your body doesn't usually get, it might even help you in one way or another. Enjoy your holiday, don't use it as a way to punish yourself.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Ectomorph
The ectomorph is the extreme somatotype. An ectomorph is characterized smalls bones and very little muscle mass. An ectomorph will have a very steep angle in his or her thorax, and the ribs are closer together. Ectomorphs are generally better endurance athletes than bodybuilders by nature, and may excel in cross country running. That is not to say an ectomorph cannot bodybuild. It is very possible to achieve great gains in mass and strength regardless of being an ectomorph.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Wrist Extension (BowFlex Seated)
Muscles worked: This exercise develops the back and top parts of your forearms and is critical in helping to prevent injuries like tennis elbow.
Pulley position: Narrow only.
Starting position:
• Sit facing the Power Rods® with your knees bent and feet flat on the bench.
• Grasp the handles with your palms facing down and rest your mid-forearms on your upper legs with the elbows flared out to the sides wider than the shoulders.
• Be sure to sit far enough back on the bench to maintain tension throughout the exercise.
• Raise your chest, tighten your trunk muscles and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
Motion:
• Slowly curl the back of your fists toward the forearms.
• Slowly return to the starting position.
Key points:
• Move slowly and keep tension in the back of the forearms at all times.
• You can perform this exercise one arm at a time to make it easier to focus and isolate the back of your forearms, or you can perform it with both arms simultaneously to save time.