Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 220

Crow's #Gym Vol. 220
Fruit and vegetables are without a doubt your best friends when you are trying to lose weight or even maintain a healthy weight. The rule of thumb is that at least half your plate needs to be fruits and vegetables, then your meats and carbs can share the other half. If you need a little more help then get some more vegetables than half on the plate. The greener the better!

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Pectineus Muscle
Pectineus is positioned between the Iliopsoas and Adductor Longus muscles and is part of the short adductor group with adductors brevis and longus.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Chest Exercises ...
Pushup (Swiss Ball)
Target Muscles: Pectoralis major (mid chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps
Starting Position:
1. Place your feet on an exercise ball and face the floor with your upper body.
2. Place your hands directly out to your sides, fingers facing forward.
The Movement:
1. Slowly push your body upwards until you are parallel with the floor.
2. Slowly bring your body back to the starting position with your nose inches from the floor.
Tips:
• Keep your hips perfectly straight. If you lift your hips to generate leverage, you will risk lower-back strain.
• Do not arch your back as you push yourself upwards or you will reduce the amount of work done by the chest.
• Do not bounce yourself off the floor. Again, this reduces the amount of chest work and risks injury to the chest muscles.
• Keep your palms facing forwards and your wrists straight.
Variations:
Wide grip: Using an arm spacing one and a half times shoulder width apart places more emphasis on the pectorals (especially the outer part) and less on the triceps.
Narrow grip: Using a shoulder-width arm spacing places more em­phasis on the triceps and the inner pectorals.