Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 225

Crow's #Gym Vol. 225
The art of consistency will determine how well your health goals get accomplished. Workout hard most days for decent amount of time and you will have great results, fudge your workouts and you will end up being fudge. The first step of course is just working out everyday, but that is just the first step. Maintain a good workout ethic based on consistency and the sky is the limit.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Piriformis Muscle
The Piriformis muscle is an important muscle. The sciatic nerve passes underneath this muscle on its route down to the posterior thigh.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ..
Biceps Curl (BowFlex Overhead Seated)
Elbow Flexion (in supination)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes and develops the biceps muscles, which are located on the front of your upper arms and are primarily responsible for bending your elbows, as well as the brachialis and brachioradialis.
Pulley position: Lat tower
Starting position:
• Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods®.
• Reach up and grasp the handles with your palms facing forward.
• Sit upright or lean forward slightly with your elbows beside your ears (although not "smashed" against them). Lift your chest, tighten your abdominals and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.
Motion:
• Curl handles downward, and then in toward the back of your neck while keeping your elbows beside your ears and your upper arms completely still.
• Slowly raise to the starting position by performing the same arcing motion.
Key points:
• Keep elbows beside your ears.
• Keep wrists straight.
• Keep your trunk muscles tight and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back.