Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 166

Crow's #Gym Vol. 166
Setbacks at the gym are as common as setbacks in life. It's all in the attitude as to whether or not you overcome them. The difference from that point on is what separates the fit from the failures. If you can look at every setback as a learning opportunity, and then carry on, improve then you have what it takes to be one of "those people" and by "those people" I mean the fit who just don't understand. Well now you know that they actually do understand, do you?

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Estrogen
One of the two primary sex hormones of the female body. The other one being progesterone. In males, excess testosterone is converted to estrogen often leading to the condition of gynecomastia.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Biceps Curl (BowFlex Barbell Reverse Grip)
Elbow Flexion (in pronation)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the deep arm muscle (brachialis) while involving the front forearm muscle (brachioradialis) and the biceps as well.
Pulley position: Low pulley.
Starting position:
• Remove the bench and stand on the platform facing away from the Power Rods®.
• Grasp the bar with an overhand grip.
• The bar harness may have to be adjusted to insure that there is enough movement in the cable to complete the range of motion.
• Stand with your arms down by your sides.
• Lift your chest, tighten your abdominals and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
Motion:
• Keeping the palms facing down, slowly curl the bar forward, then upward, then in toward your shoulders while keeping your elbows at your sides and your upper arms completely still.
• Slowly lower to the starting position.
Key points:
• Keep elbows from moving forward and backward.
• Keep knees slightly bent.