Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 162

Crow's #Gym Vol. 162
The after holiday gorge. We all have family that doesn't comprehend that we eat healthy and live a fit lifestyle now. I will help your mental stability by telling you they are NOT actually out to get you, they just don't understand you anymore. Again this is not because they hate you it is because they remember the things you used to love (and probably still do) and that is what I am looking at when I have a pile of Snickers Bars, Fiji Gift Food Boxes and all the other things that were at one time a VERY safe bet for me on Christmas. You have two choices, give it all away at work or do what I do, which is the next Sunday camp out in front of Football and eat as much of it as you can, then throw the rest away. You deserve it, you survived Christmas!

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Endocrine System
The network of ductless glands and other structures that elaborate and secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, affecting the function of specific target organs. Glands of the endocrine system include the thyroid and the parathyroid, the anterior pituitary, and the posterior pituitary, the pancreas, the suprarenal glands, and the gonads.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Wrist Curl (BowFlex Standard)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the front part of your forearms as well as increases the strength of your grip. 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 forward.
• Stand with your upper arms and elbows by your sides.
• Lift your chest, tighten your trunk muscles and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
• Bend your arms 90 degrees, palms up, and hold that position throughout the entire exercise.
• Slowly curl your fists upward.
• Keeping your forearms still, slowly let your fists return to the starting position.
Key points:
• Move slowly and keep tension in the front of the forearm at all times.
• 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.