Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 204

Crow's #Gym Vol. 204
The greatest argument I get into with most people trying to lose weight is that they often eat too little. They also don't eat often enough. Eat two or three times a day, and your body's metabolism never actually gets going. Eat too few calories and the chances are pretty good that the cells in your body will store fat because they are constantly in dormant stress. Men should never eat less than 1500 calories a day, and women should never eat less than 1200. For the love of God, don't eat any less than five meals a day or every three hours. You don't have to believe me, but I suggest you trust me.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Metabolic Optimizer
General term used to describe any supplement that boosts an athlete's recovery system. Most metabolic optimizers contain a substance that is reputed to offer some degree of performance enhancement.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ...
Leg Kickback (BowFlex Kneeling)
Hip extension and knee extension
Muscles worked: This exercise strengthens and develops the muscles of your buttocks area (gluteus maximus). Remember, there is no such thing as “spot reduction.” Do not do this exercise because you believe it will remove fat from this area — do it to strengthen and build these muscles.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Face the Power Rods®, standing along side the bench.
• Secure the cuff around the foot farthest from the bench.
• Kneel with closest leg on the bench, bend forward at the hips (not the waist) and place the hands on the bench.
• Bend the hip and knee while maintaining tension from the cable.
Motion:
• Extend your entire leg backward, straightening the knee.
• Slowly move your leg backward as far as you can, without allowing ANY movement to occur at your waist.
• Then slowly return to the starting position.
Key points:
• Do not allow your waist, lower back or supportive hip to move.
• Keep your abs tight throughout the entire exercise.
NOTE: The Kneeling Leg Kickback utilizes a unique cuff placement. Simply separate the cuff from the handle, sliding the handle half way between the cable D-ring and the cuff. Place the toes/ball of your foot between the handle and cable D-ring, positioning the handle under the arch of the foot. Then slip the cuff over the heel of the shoe.