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6 AMAZING BENEFITS OF COFFEE

When it comes to the ultimate sensory pleasures, nothing beats the combined effects of the mesmerising taste, the mind-numbing aroma of the freshly roasted and grinded coffee beans, and the hard-hitting caffeine jolt, which makes coffee the perfect expression of seduction. Many millions of coffee lovers, start their day with a sip of their favourite beverage. No wonder, over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day. Coffee seduces like no other beverage, a reason the history’s greatest womaniser, [...]

TO CRUNCH OR NOT TO CRUNCH

One of the most discussed topics in the world of fitness today is whether crunches or sit ups are to be done or not. Being a favorite exercise of a number of beginners and pro athletes alike, this age old movement is under attack from various sources. On one hand we have ardent supporters of these movements who no matter what, will protect it from the anti-crunch bandwagon. On the other hand, various sports scientists and strength and conditioning [...]

THE CROCODILE WALK

If I could rank the animal movements in terms of their overall effect on the body musculature and their level of hardness in performance, then Crocodile Walk may be on the toughest and highly effective movement you could perform. The crocodile walk involves very high skilled movements which involves coordination, flexibility and strength. This movement is not an easy one, and may be a challenge for an absolute beginner to perform initially. To perform the movement: Get into a push-up position with [...]

CHICKEN BREAST VS CHICKEN LEG – ULTIMATE STUPIDITY

I distinctly remember relishing chicken legs more than any other part of the chicken. And, that’s what most Indians have grown up eating. Chicken breast? Where the hell did this come into the picture? I could decipher the puzzle about the chicken breast issue, when I started doing my research in the field of historical development of bodybuilding and strength training. Never it had happened anywhere in the world, in its entire history, that people threw away certain parts of [...]

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 [...]