Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 165

Crow's #Gym Vol. 165
As we enter "resolution season" it may be difficult to get a good workout in at the gym, with all the extra people there. Don't despair! It doesn't last long and when you realize after all the resolutioners have given up on getting healthy, and you are back to being one of the few people left in the gym, you have come a long way. Just like having to workout and diet everyday to look good, surviving the wave of false inspiration and continuing on the path is a great victory.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Essential Amino Acids
The nine amino acids that cannot be manufactured by the body and must be consumed in the diet.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Biceps Curl (BowFlex Lying)
Elbow Flexion (in supination)
Muscles worked: 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.
Pulley position: Wide or narrow (wide will work ideally for most people due to the angle created in the arm (carrying angle) in the palm forward (supinated position).
Starting Position:
• Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods®, knees bent and feet flat on the platform.
• Grasp the handles, with your arms straight and your palms facing upward. Lie back completely so that your head is supported by the bench.
• Keep your chest up, abdominals tight and maintain a slight arch in your lower back.
• Curl handles forward, then upward and then in toward the shoulders while keeping your elbows at your sides and your upper arms completely still.
• Slowly lower to the starting position by performing the same arcing motion.
Key points:
• Keep elbows from moving forward and
• Keep wrists straight.
• Keep your trunk muscles tight and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.