Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 200

Crow's #Gym Vol. 200
Exercise is a relative thing. If I have demonstrated anything, I can find exercise in almost anything I do. That includes aerobic and anaerobic. I was screwing around with an old pair of my wife's "PowerBands" while I was watching television one day, and I got quite a burn off of them. I even had muscle pain the next day. It was the attitude, and the ability to make my muscles work strictly and against each other that did it. This is a question of attitude and proper mental training, and NOT the equipment being used. Of course it is nice to have better equipment, but it isn't the only answer.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Mass
The relative size of each muscle group, or of the entire physique. As long as you also have a high degree of muscularity and good balance of physical proportions, muscle mass is a highly prized quality among competitive bodybuilders.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ...
Leg Extension (BowFlex Lying)
Knee Flexion with Hip Flexion
Muscles worked: This exercise allows you to strengthen and develop the front part of your upper thighs (quadriceps muscle groups), helping to increase your muscular stability at the knee joints.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods® and place one cuff over the respective foot with the handle under the foot.
• Lie back on the bench so that your head is supported by the bench.
• Bend your working leg at the knee and bend your hip until your knee is pointing up.
• You may grasp your working thigh with both hands around the back of the knee or increase the difficulty by attempting to hold the thigh stable without your hands.
• Place the uninvolved foot on the floor or bench, relax your neck, straighten your spine, lift your chest, and tighten your abs.
Motion:
• Slowly straighten your leg, moving only your knee/lower leg.
• Slowly return to the starting position without relaxing the quad.
Key points:
• Keep your upper thigh motionless throughout the exercise.
• Keep your spine in good posture with your chest lifted, abs tight and a very slight arch in your lower back.