Monthly Archives - January 2019

CAN YOU TAKE CREATINE & CAFFEINE TOGETHER – THE STUPID FACT

A popular sports and strength supplement being extensively used since the early 90s is creatine. There has been a lot of controversy and confusion about whether creatine and caffeine be combined for a better ergogenic effect. Some earlier studies suggested that creatine and caffeine oppose each other, primarily because coffee is a diuretic and creatine has a property of holding water in the muscles. This entire confusion actually stems from a single study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology [...]

WHY STEROIDS LEAD TO ACNE & HAIRFALL

Hair loss is not an uncommon phenomena and the reasons behind it are many. A 2009 study in the International Journal of Trichology, by a team of researchers from Department of Dermatology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India, led by Dr. Krupa Shankar, found that, “Hair loss is a common cosmetically and psychosocially distressing condition. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss among males… Fifty-eight percent of the male population aged 30-50 years had androgenetic Alopecia.” Anabolic steroids, [...]

3 REASONS WHY EVERY DIET WORKS – BUT FOR A SHORT TIME

There are literally hundreds of diets and diet books in the world today. Most of these diet books have their roots in the American or the Industrial way of eating and are heavily influenced by the rising obesity in the west. Every diet promises you something special. Where one diet is low carb, the other is low in fat; a diet book promises you a loss of kilo a day the other promises teaches you how to eat as [...]

SUPER FAT BURNING SPRINT CIRCUIT

Sprint workouts are without exception, one of the most powerful ways to burn fat, shoot up the metabolism and transform your physique. Lot of people have this myth that they need to be an athlete to perform sprints or sprints are not for untrained individuals. Sprint intervals can be performed by people of all ages with absolute safety. People always imagine the extremes when an exercise or workout concept is discussed. For e.g. when they are told to lift weight, the [...]

CREATINE DOESN’T CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE

Creatine is one of the oldest and the most common sports supplements in the market. It is being used since 2012, when it was first discovered and commercially it came in the market in 1993. Creatine is a very safe supplement which is supported by hundreds of long term studies. One of the evergreen myths about creatine, is that creatine supplementation may damage the kidneys. I call this myth evergreen, because despite of the fact that it has been time [...]

GAINING WEIGHT IN WINTERS IS A MYTH

We all remember the hardcore scenes of training from the movie Rocky IV where Stallone trains hard in the bitter cold of Russia to prepare himself for the match against what seemed like an unbeatable opponent, Evan Drago. What was more fascinating being the heart wrenching training shots taken in heavy snow where Rocky was shown pulling sleds, running in knee high snow, climbing mountains and doing some nerve cracking stunts which pushes all the people to the edge [...]

CAFFEINE NAP – HOW COFFEE PREVENTS DEATH WHILE DRIVING

One of the major causes of deaths worldwide is road accidents and sleeping while driving is the most dangerous thing which can happen and I personally have suffered a loss of very close one due to the negligence of the driver who slept on the wheels at a very high speed. Constant yawning, tired and sore eyes, loss of focus in the vision, drooping head, slow reactions etc. are some of the symptoms which indicate a lack of sleep [...]

THE MYTH OF RED WINE & HEALTH

    RED WINE & HEALTH – THE STUPID FACT We often hear people in India forcing their friends, who don’t drink scotch, beer, vodka or any other alcoholic beverage, to have red wine. The reason they give, because it’s good for health. In fact, we all have also heard the same statement quite often. Let’s get the true story behind this fact. Wine is actually an alcoholic drink, made from fermented grapes, and is considered a relatively healthier option as compared to [...]

3-LEGGED DOG – A SUPER EXERCISE

3 legged dog or the Limping Dog, also called as single leg bear crawl is an extremely challenging movement. In fact, most well-conditioned people are panting just after performing this movement for a few seconds. This movement is challenging as we are now using only one leg to propel ourselves forward. This puts an additional weight on the hands and shoulders. Also, this movement will not be a walk as we do on four limbs in Bear Walk but actually [...]