Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 222

Crow's #Gym Vol. 222
Water is what you need. Despite all the ads for the newest and greatest sports drink what you really need is water when you work out. Sports drinks ad calories and unfortunately very useless calories. Now of course if you regularly work out hard for over and hour, then the sports drink, and it's calories probably won't hurt you and yes might even help you. Please know the difference between an hour of hard workout and an hour laden with chatting along the wall with your friends between a sit up or something simple.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Pectoralis Minor Muscle
The Pectoralis Minor muscle is the smallest of the two pectoral (chest) muscles. It works together with Serratus anterior which protracts and rotates the scapula upwards.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Core Exercises ...
Trunk Rotation (Empty)
Target Muscles: Internal and external oblique, rectus abdominis, deltoids
Starting Position:
1. Start out by standing at the end of a flat bench.
2. Your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other.
3. Outstretch your arms with your palms facing forward and make sure your hands are wider than shoulder width apart from each other.
The Movement:
1. While keeping your feet and head stationary, move your waist from side to side so that your oblique muscles feel the contraction.
2. Only move from side to side as far as your waist will allow you to go.
3. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Tips:
• Stretching or moving too far can cause an injury to occur.
• Use a slow and controlled motion.
• Remember to breathe out while twisting your body to the side and in when moving back to the starting position.