Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 228

Crow's #Gym Vol. 228
Have you put much thought into symmetry? Symmetry is very important to bodybuilders but should be taken seriously by amateur weight lifters as well. You actually know what I am talking about even if you don't think you do. Seen someone with huge arms and no chest? Someone with a huge upper body and no lower? Even worse, have you seen someone with one arm bigger than the other? You don't want to be the person that others are noticing for these things do you? Keep it real, and keep working ALL your muscles, to feel whole.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Positive Nitrogen Balance
Biochemical state where nitrogen levels are sufficiently high enough to allow protein synthesis to occur. Positive nitrogen balance is one of the conditions accelerated by the use of anabolic steroids.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Shoulder Exercises ..
Lateral Raise (BowFlex Lying)
Shoulder Abduction (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the side shoulder muscles (middle deltoids), the top muscle of the rotator cuff (supraspinatus) and the trapezius muscles.
Pulley position: Wide.
Starting position:
• Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods®, knees bent and your feet on the platform.
• Grab each handle with the corresponding arms.
• Lay back onto the bench with your feet remaining on the platform.
Motion:
• Raise your arms directly out to the sides to almost shoulder level.
• At the top of the movement you may need to rotate your hands slightly above the level of your elbows to prevent your hands from getting caught in the handle straps..
• Slowly bring your arms into the starting position near your sides without relaxing.
Key points:
• DO NOT swing the arms upward or move the trunk during the motion.
• Brace your knees against the pulley arms should you find that you slide back too much.