Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 233

Crow's #Gym Vol. 233
Summer fun for the lactose intolerant, like myself. Frozen Yogurt can be a good friend to anyone who just doesn't feel too good when they take on the dairy. The great thing about any form of yogurt is that it already has bacteria (good bacteria folks) that helps the dairy through your stomach and intestines, and in most cases it makes a treat less of a trick, not to mention, the calories lean more towards the protein and less towards the fat so that you don't have to worry about that guilt either. Enjoy your summer, don't sweat it out folks.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
Plates
The flat discs placed on the ends of the barbell and dumbbell bars to increase the weight of the apparatus. Although some plates are made from vinyl - covered concrete, the best and most durable plates are manufactured from metal.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ..
Triceps Extension (BowFlex 45 Degree)
Elbow Extension
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the triceps muscles located on the back of the upper arms.
Pulley position: Lat tower.
Starting position:
• Remove the bench, straddle the rail and stand on the platform facing away from the Power Rods®.
• Grasp the grips at shoulder width, with your palms down.
• Adjust your distance from the pulleys (one to two feet in front of you). This may need to be altered after attempting the first rep.
• Keeping your arms bent, bring your upper arms to your side and maintain.
• Lift your chest and tighten your abdominals to stabilize your spine while maintaining a very slight arch in the lower back.
Motion:
• Keeping your upper arms stationary and by your side, straighten your arms in an arcing motion down and then inward toward your legs.
• Fully straighten your arms.
• Controlling the motion, allow your elbows to bend, returning to the starting position without moving your upper arms.
Optional motions:
• Bilateral movement — both arms extending at the same time.
• Unilateral movement – performing all reps with one arm before moving to the next.
• Alternating – performing one rep on one side and then the next rep on the other side.
• Simultaneously alternating – both arms moving, although in opposite directions (one extending while the other is returning).
Key points:
• Keep your upper arms motionless.
• Keep wrists straight.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the exercise and control the motion on the way down.