FITNESS

DO SHRUGS NOT CIRCUS – STUPID

In the gym, Shrugs is one exercise which the novices love and so do the pros. Big and muscular traps separate a beginner from an experienced lifter and is one muscle which is envy of many. Big trap muscles and a thick neck are surely a sign of strength and power. Professional sportsmen like boxers, wrestlers, MMA players, rugby players, throwers in athletics etc. are the people who deeply understand the value of strong neck and trap muscles. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]