Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 223

Crow's #Gym Vol. 223
I happen to be one of the people who doesn't drink alcohol at all, but for those of you that do, remember that alcohol and dieting are complete enemies. I'm not just talking about the alcohol itself. No it isn't all those carbs in the beer, or the sugar in the wine. No what really hits you after a couple is the fact that all food starts looking harmless. After three, you may start hitting the real enemies of the diet. You know the fat soaked carb covered fats with bacon and cheese? Otherwise known as appetizers. After four drinks I'm pretty sure you have set yourself back a week or two, although I have no real proof, I don't drink and those that do always lie about what they ate while they drank. Just think about it next time.

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Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Peroneus Longus Muscle
Peroneus Longus is one of the peroneals muscle group which pass down the outside of the lower leg and evert (turn out) the foot.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Back Exercises ...
Row (Inverted)
Target Muscles: Latissimus dorsi, Rhomboids, Teres major and minor, Erector spinae, Biceps, Fore-arms, Pectoralis major
Starting Position:
1. Position a bar in a rack to about waist height. You can also use a smith machine.
2. Take a wider than shoulder width grip on the bar and position yourself hanging underneath the bar.
3. Your body should be straight with your heels on the ground with your arms fully extended.
The Movement:
1. Begin by flexing the elbow, pulling your chest towards the bar.
2. Retract your shoulder blades as you perform the movement.
3. Pause at the top of the motion, and return yourself to the start position.
4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Tips:
• To achieve maximum back development, keep your torso nearly straight during the entire movement.
• Maintain a normal curve in your back. Do not arch your back excessively or reach your chest up to meet the bar.
Variations:
• Placing your feet on an exercise ball during the motion will give you a little extra kick.
• If a bar or Smith-Machine aren't available, try the edge of a table with your body under it.