Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 227

Crow's #Gym Vol. 227
Opinions don't really matter. No seriously they don't, and it's been something that people have been trying to tell you, your whole life. Someone told you to ignore someone because they picked on your weight, your hair, your clothes. Now it's time for you to get that back when it comes to working out, getting fit and eating healthy. Seriously, there's no reason you should subject yourself to people who give you grief for doing the right thing, even if we do live in a day and age where doing the right thing is unacceptable, and judging those who don't makes you a hater. Sometimes the very thing you need to judge is whether your friends are proud of what you have accomplished or passive-aggressively jealous.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Posing Routine
The well - choreographed series of individual poses a bodybuilder presents to his or her choice of music in the public presentation (Round Three) of the NPC / IFBB judging system. In this posing routine the competitor can choose individual poses, as opposed to the required poses done in the manadatory round at the prejudging, and thereby camouflaging weak points and emphasizing particularly well - developed areas.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Core Exercises ..
Leg Lift (BowFlex Standard)
Spinal Flexion
Muscles worked: This exercise works your entire abdominal area including your upper and lower front abs (rectus abdominus) and your side abs (obliques).
Pulley position: None.
Starting position:
• With the bench in the flat position, lie on your back with your head toward the Power Rods®.
• Straighten out your body so that your heels are an inch or two off the floor.
• The amount of bend at the hips based on desired difficulty. Beginners should be fully bent, bringing the legs near the abs. As strength improves the legs can be positioned farther away. DETERMINE THESE POSITIONS AND MAINTAIN THROUGHOUT THE EXERCISE.
• Reach overhead grasp either the bench, or the metal frame, with each hand, or place your hands under your lower back.
• Relax your neck.
Motion:
• Tighten your abs and slowly curl your hips toward your rib cage. Move as far as you can without using your legs to get momentum and do not curl up onto your shoulder blades.
• Slowly reverse the motion returning to the starting position without relaxing.
Key points:
• Tighten your abs before you move.
• Keep knees and hips stationary.
• Allow exhalation up and inhalation down without exaggerating breathing.
• Contract as far into the movement as possible. Lower under control. Keep abs tight during the entire motion.
• This exercise will NOT spot-reduce fat!