Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 201

Crow's #Gym Vol. 201
I was listening to the news the other day and they were explaining how it is your job that is the reason you are overweight. Apparently everyone has a job now where they sit around eight hours a day, fry their brain and go home to be equally lethargic. I happen to have one of those eight hours in front of a computer jobs. Of course I take a walk around the building every hour or so, and I spend an hour or two every morning weigh lifting. I'm not very sympathetic to the idea that a person's job makes them fat.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
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.
• 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.