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[3 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Workouts, workload, number of reps and sets may change, but certain principles of exercise training reside at the heart of all exercise sessions.
These principles of exercise training determine what kind of results you can expect from your fitness routine. Ignore them, and youll hit frustrating plateaus that just wont budge; stick to them and youll see your body and fitness change at a pace that will thrill you. Intrigued? Lets begin.
Step out of your body’s comfort zone
For an activity to count as exercise, it needs to be something that works …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

If you often wonder about why you suffer frequent injuries at the gym, it’s time to take a long, hard look at your workout form.
While exercising, method and posture play an important role. We give you an insight on why poor form is to blame for your aches and pains.
Stop jerking: Stop jerking your weights and your body, it will only cause injury and it will have no effect on the muscles. Take a cue from James Bond; being smooth gets the best outcome. Smooth weight training will surely …

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

How many of us naturally wake up early in the morning and jump out of bed raring to go to the gym? Let’s be honest. Most of us have a battle with the alarm clock every morning wishing to stay in bed just a little bit longer.
And then it happens all the time – bunking workout class now and then. But think about this. If you have someone meeting you at the gym every morning, won’t you think twice before slapping the snooze button and sleeping in? One of the …

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[12 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Inactive and overweight children are most likely to be in poor physical shape because of a high-calorie diet and lack of exercise.
To help kids lose weight, you’ll need to make exercise activities compete with their computer or TV time. Making exercise complement other leisure activities can be key in getting children to burn those excess calories. You may need to emphasize fun if you want a child to stick to an exercise program. Understanding which familiar sports and activities burn calories will help you create enjoyable workouts for your kids.
Choose …

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[29 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

“I’m stuck in the holiday mood rut and want to get back to the gym, but I have no idea where to start.”- If this sounds familiar, then we have the right fitness fix for you.
Yes, the Diwali week is nearly over and it’s time to bounce back to life with a brand new fitness routine. The theme behind this read is picking something you truly enjoy, which will eventually help in evolving your workout routine and activity plan into something you stick to without compromise. Here’s how…
So, what’s your …

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[18 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Gym-goers and athletes tend to push themselves on empty stomachs in the belief they’ll burn up more fat.
Most believe in the theory that exercising on an empty stomach will make the body use up fat reserves and covert it into energy instead of the glucose or carbohydrates that may be readily available from a meal or a drink before the workout. But while it seems to make sense, research now shows that exercising on an empty stomach doesn’t offer any benefit and may actually work against you.
According to a recent …

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[17 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The secret of Mary’s success, is in maintaining her body weight at 47 kgs. This petite puligist, who is also a mother of two, is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. In a heart-to-heart conversation with us, Mary Kom revealed some of her fitness secrets and what keeps this mother of two going.
Here are the excerpts from the interview.
On health:
I would define health as soundness, well being and good condition of the physique. Health is very important for me because it holds my strength, fitness and my …

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[31 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Two studies have indicated that engaging in regular physical activity is associated with a lesser decline in cognitive function in older adults.
In one article, Marie-Noel Vercambre, from the Foundation of Public Health, Mutuelle Generale de l’Education Nationale, Paris, and colleagues examined data from the Women’s Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study, which included women who had either prevalent vascular disease or three or more coronary risk factors.
The researchers analyzed data to correlate cognitive score changes with total physical activity and energy expenditure from walking. As the participants’ energy expenditure increased, the rate of …

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[13 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

No need to spend tons of money on fancy gym memberships or fitness equipment only to realize you don’t have enough space at home.
Use simple, at-home equipment such as the humble chair in order to intensify your workout. The underlying basis of any strength training exercise is to create muscle tension and well, to be honest, your body doesn’t know the difference if you are lifting one pound of wood or a dumbbell. Here are 5 simple at-home intense chair exercises to add variety to your home workouts.
Seated dumbbell curls: …

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[19 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Running incorrectly can injure you. Fitness expert Leena Mogre tells you how to step right
If you are planning to participate in the marathon, or want to just include running in your daily fitness routine, congratulations on your decision. Good on you for picking a easy, low investment, high returns and most of all, highly effective form of exercise.
Running is great cardio and it improves the body’s immunity while reducing the risk of stroke and cancer. It’s a complete exercise that tones calves, thighs, abdominal, back and shoulder muscles. It strengthens …