Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 167

Crow's #Gym Vol. 167
Bodybuilding is a lot like programming a computer. No seriously, there are some amazing similarities. In a computer program you need good code or else the programs will fail, and in bodybuilding you need good form or the exercises will fail. Well using this logic, what do you do when the programming is starting to fail and cascade out of control? You go back to where the code was stable and start over from there. This is the same theory that will get you past workouts that are beginning to crash and burn too.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Turning the bottom of the foot toward the outside. For calf raises this hits the outer head of the gastrocnemius.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Bicep Curls (BowFlex Barbell)
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. The brachialis and brachioradialis are also involved.
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 underhand grip. Place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width. This creates a natural angle in the arm (carrying angle) created by the palm forward (supinated) position.
• 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.
• Keeping the palms facing up, slowly curl the handles 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.