Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 205

Crow's #Gym Vol. 205
Want an easy way to get your eating under control? Buy smaller dishes! Studies for decades have shown that people eat to the size of their plates. It may be the silliest thing you have heard, but most people can drop their eating by about 20% by simply shrinking the size of the dishes in their cabinet by 20%. I have bad news for everyone shaking their head as they read this, but I have seen it work almost every time it has been tried.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
The sum total of all biochemical reactions that take place in the human body. Metabolism can be divided into anabolism and catabolism, the sum total which determines whether an individual gains or loses weight.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ...
Hip Abduction (BowFlex Standing)
Muscles worked: This exercise will not burn off fat from your hips or outer thigh! There is no exercise that will burn fat from a specific area. This exercise will, however, strengthen the muscles on the sides of your hips (gluteus medius), especially on the standing/support side. Use light resistance and controlled range of motion on this exercise. You may also think of this exercise as a tool for challenging your ability to stabilize your hip on the supportive leg.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Remove the bench, stand with one side near the Power Rods®, and attach a handle /strap to the ankle farthest from the machine (outside leg).
• Stand up straight, lift your chest, tighten your abs and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
• Adjust your position so that there is some resistance in the cables.
• In the beginning, you may hold on to the Power Rods® for added stability.
• Slowly move the attached leg outward to the side away from the pulley (30-45 degrees), keeping your hips and spine perfectly still.
• Slowly return to the starting position without relaxing.
Key points:
• Do not use this exercise for losing fat from your hips. It will not make your hips smaller. Use it to develop hip strength and stability.
• Use a very small range of motion. More is not better.
• Keep your spine straight and your hips level. Try not to raise your hips when raising your leg to the side.

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