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Furry-Muscle Cast


Jun 21, 2013

Furry-Muscle Cast – 23 – Hot Summer Time!

Guess Host – Nexus

Interview Time – Juano


1.      Introductions:

a.      Nexus – The amazing artist from South America!

b.      Maximus Ursus – Working Burr!

c.       Tiptoe – Racing to the light at full speed!

d.      Beastly Bahamut – Keeps moving on the path of life!

e.      Schreeded Wolf – What can I say he keep getting bigger!

f.        Jazz Wolf – Out to get his BF to Florida!

g.      Snow – Getting sick and recovering from it!

h.      Zak – Moving and living, summer is here!


2.      Topics –

a.      Muscle Cramps While Working Out

                                                              i.      A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.

                                                            ii.      A dehydrated muscle is very prone to muscle cramps.

                                                          iii.      Taking a multivitamin helps to keep key nutritional elements in the body.

                                                           iv.      These are the key elements that help offset cramping. Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin D and a few others.


b.      Stretching Post-Workout Helps

                                                              i.      Resource helps to increase IGF-1 levels.

                                                            ii.      IGF-1 is a hormone that promotes growth and prevents cell death.

                                                          iii.      On the workout front it helps to slow the progress of protein breakdown.

                                                           iv.      During the study people whom didn’t stretch had higher levels of IGF-1 versus people whom did stretch had lower levels.

                                                             v.      The group of subjects that stretch during and before exercising had increases in strength for only certain exercises


c.       7 Risky Exercises

                                                              i.      Lat Pull-down Behind the Head

1.      Only people with very mobile shoulder joints can keep their spines straight enough to do this exercise properly

                                                            ii.      Military Press Behind the Head

1.      This shoulder move, in which you lift weights or a barbell up and down behind the head, can cause the same problems as the lat pull–down behind the head.

                                                          iii.      Upright Row

1.      Pulling weights, a barbell, or a weighted cabled bar up under your chin is a big no-no because it can compress the nerves in the shoulder area, impinging the shoulder.

                                                           iv.      Leg Press with Cramped Knees

1.      From a reclining position, you push the plate up and bring it down in this common exercise to work the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. The problem comes when you bend your legs too far -- past a 90-degree angle -- which can hurt your back and knees.

                                                             v.      Bad Form on Cardio Machines

1.      Hunching over or using a death-grip on the handrail cheats your body and can throw off your alignment, jarring your spine, shoulders, and elbows.

                                                           vi.      Exercises for Spot Reduction

1.      People who do strengthening and toning exercises in an effort to trim fat from a certain area -- thighs, hips, stomach, or arms -- have the wrong idea. Although these exercises can help firm muscles, if the targeted area still carries an extra layer of fat, it won't look much different. You can't isolate fat loss to one part of the body.

                                                         vii.      Bad Shoes

1.      Even if you're doing everything else right, your efforts can be undermined by improper footwear. Working out with the wrong shoes increases pounding on the joints, and can lead to injuries like plantar fasciitis or tendonitis.


3.      Emails & Voicemails

a.      From Devin Newf – New England –

                                                              i.      Question about performance-enhancing drugs.

                                                            ii.      Is it morally right or wrong for an individual to utilize PEDs/steroids in their everyday life solely for the advancement of their own physical fitness and personal health?

                                                          iii.      I certainly use other health-related items that are artificially produced and sold legally for the purpose of enhancing muscle development, substitution of normal protein sources, and the general improvement of my personal health. Are these not, in a way, also PEDs?


4.      Closing Remarks:

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g)      Next Furry-Muscle Cast: July – 12th