Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 236

Crow's #Gym Vol. 236
Have you started taking that next step to "pre-workout" supplementation yet? Let me help you out a little so that you will at least know what you are "supposed to be" feeling from them. I say this because they all promise the same thing and unless you know your way around these things you probably won't know if you are being ripped off or not, and yes most of them are a rip off.

First: Does it give you a feeling of hyper alertness? This would tell you that the caffeine levels in it are up to snuff. This will also what will give you that temporary boost in strength. YOU WILL FEEL THIS THE VERY FIRST TIME YOU TAKE IT. If you do not then it is crap, don't buy it again.

Second: Don't believe any of the other hype or at the very least expect about 25% of the results they claim. It's the advantage of being a "supplement" vendor. You really don't have to tell the whole truth. At the same time you can't completely lie or you will go out of business, so if you get the first part then you can expect some of the second part ... sooner or later anyway.

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 Chest Exercises ..
Bench Press (PowerBlocks Incline)
Target Muscles: Pectoralis major (upper chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps, Pectoralis major
Starting Position:
1. Sit on an incline bench, angled at 30-60° (the steeper the incline, the greater the stress on the upper pectorals and anterior deltoids).
2. Pick up a PowerBlock (or Dumbbell) in each hand and place them on your thighs.
3. Lie on the bench, at the same time bringing the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) to shoulder level. Your palms should face forwards.
The Movement:
1. Press the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) directly over your upper chest until your arms are fully extended. Hold for a count of two.
2. Lower the weights slowly until they are by your shoulders. You should achieve a! maximal but comfortable stretch.
3. Pause for a second before pressing them up again.
Tips:
• Press the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) in a straight line, not back over your head.
• Do not set the angle of the bench too high otherwise the anterior deltoids will be targeted and take much of the emphasis away from the chest.