Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 161

Crow's #Gym Vol. 161
As we enter "resolution season" I just want to take a minute to remind people of the resolutions they should take before "going to the gym" and "losing weight" which will make those goals easier. The first should be "don't be an asshole" because this is usually the first thing that interferes with "going to the gym" and "losing weight." Failure to get along with people, or manage yourself in a social environment are the two most common reasons that people don't get healthy. People who can't get along with other people stop going to the gym, stop learning from others and quit. Don't blame me for this fact, do something about it.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Muscle - stimulation technique involving the use of low voltage electric current. Although of limited use in physiotherapy, the technique's merits as an ergogenic aid are questionable.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Wrist Curl (BowFlex Seated)
Muscles worked: This exercise develops the front part of your forearms as well as increasing the grip strength.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Sit facing the Power Rods® with your knees bent and feet flat on the bench.
• Grasp the handles with your palms facing up and rest your entire forearms on your thighs, allowing the wrists to bend above the knees .
• Raise your chest, tighten your trunk muscles and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
• Slowly curl your fists toward the front of your forearms.
• Slowly return to the starting position without relaxing the wrists.
Key points:
• Move slowly and keep tension in the front 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 front of your forearms, or you can perform it with both arms simultaneously to save time.