Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 229

Crow's #Gym Vol. 229
Is it one of those days? You know the day after a kick ass work out and you know it was all that because the muscles you worked are freaking killing you? It's what the bodybuilder shoots for but in all honesty there are things you have to do, like say, work for a living. Yeah well, when you can't lift your arms, then it does make it a little difficult. Now of course you want to know how to alleviate the pain, and get on with your day? Simply do a lighter version of what caused it. Chest hurts? Grab the exercise bands that you bought from Wal-Mart because I told you that you should have some for times like these. put the band behind your back and do some sissy chest bench presses (or a few push ups) and shockingly enough. The pain goes away when you get the blood back in there. Just figure out what you need to do for the muscle that aches, and have a great day!

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Used to describe the position of a structure when it is behind another comparable structure, as the posterior (or rear) head of the deltoid.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Shoulder Exercises ..
Shoulder Shrug (BowFlex Lying)
Scapular Elevation
Muscles worked: The primary muscles emphasized are the upper trapezius and associated smaller muscles of the region.
Pulley position: Narrow or wide.
Starting position:
• Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods®. Reach down and grasp the handles with the palms facing each other or facing backward, as comfort dictates.
• Let your arms hang extending in the direction of the pulleys.
• Lay back against the bench and place your feet on the pegs for stability.
• Raise your shoulders toward the back of your head, making sure your neck/head position does not move.
• Slowly allow the shoulders to return downward without slouching or rounding the upper spine.
Key points:
• Do not bend the neck backward or forward while raising the shoulders.
• Do not slouch upon lowering the shoulders
• Keep the spine in erect alignment throughout the entire motion.
• Make sure both shoulders raise evenly.