Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 160

Crow's #Gym Vol. 160
Do you spend any time the day after you work a muscle aggravating it? I don't mean posing in front of a mirror (although that is one way) but just flexing and stretching the muscles that you worked to get a little more pain out of them. It does give you a little added stress to inspire muscle growth, and if you think about it this way, it is a good way for you to remember how good your last workout was as you are getting the most out of your next workout.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Electrolytes
Charged atoms called ions which help regulate the body's various metabolic systems. Athletes regularly consume drinks enriched with electrolytes such as potassium, calcium, and sodium to replace those lost in sweat.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Wrist Extension (BowFlex Standard)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the back and top parts of your forearms. It also isometrically challenges your elbow flexors, located on the front part of your upper arms.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Remove the bench and stand on the platform facing the Power Rods®.
• Bend down and grasp the handles with your palms facing down.
• Stand with your upper arms by your sides.
• Lift your chest, tighten your trunk muscles and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
• Bend your elbows 90 degrees hold that elbow position throughout the entire exercise.
Motion:
• Slowly curl your knuckles upward.
• Keeping your forearms still, slowly return to the starting position.
Key points:
• Move slowly and never relax the wrist.
• Do not move your forearm or alter the bend in your elbow. Perform the entire motion at your wrist.
• Do not rock your body. Keep your chest lifted, abs tight and maintain a slight arch in your lower back.