Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 214

Crow's #Gym Vol. 214
I'm sure you have heard the old saying "Get fit in the gym, lose weight in the kitchen" and if you haven't before now, you're welcome to it. Mondays and Fridays I work my core and my legs. I work both pretty hard since I do them twice a week and no more. The core is what most dieters are focussing on. I do about 80 weighted full on crunches, about 100 weighted oblique crunches, about 100 weighted trunk rotations, a few dozen ab rolls and around 50 or so reverse crunches, weighted of course. If I don't eat right then all I will do is make a washboard and bury it under fat. Proper diet makes all those core exercises worth it, and not the other way around.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Olympian
A term reserved for use when referring only to a bodybuilder who has competed in the Mr. Olympia or Ms. Olympia competitions. Not to be confused with the more common meaning of the term, which refers to those athletes who have competed in the Olympic games.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ...
Biceps Curl (Barbell Reverse Grip)
Elbow Flexion (in pronation)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the deep arm muscle (brachialis) while involving the front forearm muscle (brachioradialis) and the biceps as well.
Starting position:
• Stand on a flat surface free of obstructions with a barbell on the floor or on a rack.
• Bend down and grasp the barbell with your palms facing down/backward.
• Stand with your arms by your sides.
• Lift your chest, tighten your abdominals and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
Motion:
• Keeping the palms facing down, slowly curl the barbell forward, then upward, then in toward your shoulders while keeping your elbows at your sides and your upper arms completely still.
• Slowly lower to the starting position.
Key points:
• Keep elbows from moving forward and backward.
• Keep wrists straight.

• Keep your trunk muscles tight and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.