Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 209

Crow's #Gym Vol. 209
How sure are you of yourself when you hit the gym? Studies have shown that the people who head to the gym everyday sure of their ability to get the best workout, usually do. This doesn't mean that you need to be an expert at everything, it just means that you believe that you will succeed at getting a great workout. If you aren't sure whether or not you are sure of yourself, take this simple test the next time you head out to the gym .. Do you head straight to the place you want to start out, and do you instinctively know how you want to feel when you start working out? .. Sounds like you are pretty sure of yourself to me.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
A brand of exercise machine in common use in large gyms. Used when bodybuilders want to add variety to their workouts. For example, doing front squats on a Nautilus squat machine as opposed to free weight squats for a workout.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Leg Exercises ...
Ankle Eversion (BowFlex)
Muscles worked: This exercise strengthens and develops the muscles on the outside of your lower legs (peroneals). These muscles are essential for standing balance and lateral agility of the ankle.
Pulley position: Narrow.
Starting position:
• Sit on the bench with one side of your body facing toward the Power Rods®.
• Attach the handle around the ball of the foot farthest from the pulley.
• Straighten the attached leg and sit up straight.
• Allow the foot to rotate inward toward the Power Rods®.
• Keeping your leg stationary, slowly rotate your foot outward, away from the Power Rods®.
• Slowly return to the starting position without relaxing.
Key points:
• The only movement that occurs is at the ankle, keep the rest of your body/leg motionless.
• You should feel tension in the outside of your calf throughout the entire motion.
NOTE: Both the Ankle Inversion and Ankle Eversion exercises will be easier if you utilize this unique cuff placement. Simply separate the cuff from the handle, sliding the handle half way between the cable D-ring and the cuff. Fold the cuff in half and place the foot through with the cuff and D-ring on the inside of the foot for eversion and outside of the foot for inversion.