Monthly Archives - February 2019

DIET:EXERCISE – THE STUPID RATIO

This is one myth which just refuses to die. A layman knows a simple fact that, he/she needs to exercise hard and eat good to lose weight. Though this line itself has quite a loose end, but we will not get technical about it. The focus is only on a single aspect, that this simple understanding has got quite a lot complicated now, for most people. One stupid complication which has come out is the DIET:EXERCISE ratio. There are clearly [...]

DOES CREATINE CAUSE HAIR LOSS

In the video “Why Steroids Lead to Acne and Hair Fall?” I explained about DHT. DHT, is a metabolite of testosterone and a sex steroid found in the body. When testosterone gets converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) it becomes 3-4 times stronger than testosterone. DHT is the most potent steroid found in the human body. DHT is formed when testosterone interacts with enzyme called 5-Alpha Reductase. The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase is found in abundance in tissues like prostate, skin, scalp, liver and [...]

COFFEE IS ACIDIC – BUT DON’T WORRY

One of the major complains I get from people, though not very often, is that having coffee or tea causes them a lot of acidity. Now, just by listening to this, the anti-coffee brigade will be ready to fire. No it’s not that simple people. Let’s see what the research says. Coffee is more acidic in nature but so are many fruits and berries like tomato, orange, lemon, garlic, onions, etc. So, the problem is not with everyone but only with [...]

COFFEE DOESN’T DEHYDRATE

One of the major myths floating around in regards to coffee is that it dehydrates the body. Often I hear a common advice: to reduce your coffee intake during summers, as it dehydrates the body. But the studies do not support this myth. Yes, caffeine is a diuretic but a very weak one. let’s see what the studies say. Study in 1990 – Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology – found no difference in water loss or sweat rate following the [...]

IS CAFFEINE REALLY ADDICTIVE?

There is a lot of hue and cry over the fact that caffeine is an addictive substance and it is highly damaging for the body. Yes, it is addictive and there no denial about the fact, but the problem is that there are lot of things which are much more addictive than caffeine, but on the other hand, the benefits of moderate everyday consumption of caffeine clearly outweighs the addiction part of it. Dr. Rolland R. Griffiths, Professor of Psychiatry [...]

BRIEFCASE SQUAT – A SUPER CORE EXERCISE YOU AREN’T DOING

‘Core’ is the new style word people often use everywhere. When they talk about core, they often point a finger at their abdominal area, thinking that this is the area called core. Of course, when you ask someone why are you doing sit-ups and crunches, they answer that this is to strengthen the core. I haven’t come across one person who could explain the word ‘core’ correctly. Core in simple terms is the entire torso minus the arms. The term [...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT BICEP PEAK

Who doesn’t love big guns? A lot of newbies to the gym, are seduced by the amazing pics of yesteryear bodybuilders and physique athletes, and big arms is one of their main attraction. The part of the arm which probably they crave the most, is the bicep, specially the peak. In fact, for the newbies, the hiring process of the trainer starts first from the way he looks, how big and muscular are his arms, chest, shoulder, back and [...]

DEEP SUMO WALK – A SUPER LOWER BODY EXERCISE

Bodyweight training is undoubtedly one of the best forms of training a person can do. The best part about Bodyweight training is that it is an amazing way to maximize physical strength, prevent injuries, helps in recovery from injuries, improve sports performance, and torches fat. One of the most powerful movements you can incorporate in your workout regime is the Deep Sumo Walk movement. It is one of the best glute building exercises you would ever do. When combined with your [...]

BEHIND THE NECK PRESS – IT’S NOT A BANNED EXERCISE

What’s surprising in the Strength and fitness world today is that, the exercises which formed the base of training for the old school strongmen and athletes, are now being termed as dangerous and injury prone. One exercise, which tops this list, is the good old, Behind the Neck Press. Behind the neck press was one of the most powerful shoulder exercises and a staple movement in the routine of yesteryear bodybuilders and strength athletes. Lately, this movement had been termed [...]

WHY ARGININE IS USELESS FOR SPORTS

L–ARGININE is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that it may be needed in special conditions such as malnutrition, excessive ammonia production, burns, infections, peritoneal dialysis, rapid growth, urea synthesis disorders. It is being used as a sports supplement, as it is said to increase nitric oxide (NO) activity in the body. NO helps dilate the blood vessels, and thus help improve the blood flow. Just like many other supplements in the market, L-Arginine supplementation claims to enhance recovery [...]