Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Crow's Gym Thoughts: Vol. 239

Crow's #Gym Vol. 239
I'm sure if you have been reading all of these posts you have now become obsessed with the gym and workout every day and twice on Sundays right? Well ok perhaps not, but I have great news for you. Working out hard every single solitary day is BAD for you. WAIT STOP! Just getting your attention before you run off saying "That Jeremy Crow said I don't have to workout anymore," because that is not what I said. You need at the very least 1 day off a week where you do no hard exercise, and even 2 depending how hard you actually work out. Remember that you go to the gym to workout, and you rest to build muscle. Recovery time folks.

Gym Term of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Term Dictionary ..
In bodybuilding and power lifting, this is strength, of the ability to use very heavy poundages on all basic movements. In a sports context, power is the ability to move heavy weights explosively.

Exercise of the Day from The Health Whacko Gym Encyclopedia of Arm Exercises ..
Biceps Curl (PowerBlocks Incline)
Target Muscles: Biceps brachii, Brachialis, Brachioradialis
Starting Position:
1. Sit on an incline bench with your back and shoulders pressed firmly  against the bench.
2. Hold a pair of PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) by your sides, palms facing inwards.
3. Your arms should be fully extended and hang downwards.
The Movement:
1. Slowly curl one PowerBlock (or Dumbbell) towards your shoulder, rotating your forearm  so that your palm faces your shoulder at the top of the movement.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly lower the PowerBlock (or Dumbbell) back to the  starting position.
3. Repeat with the other arm and continue alternating arms.
• Do not allow your body to move forwards to generate momentum -  keep your torso still.
• Make sure you fully straighten your arms at the bottom of the  movement.