DOMS is the primary reason why most people give up soon after starting or restarting an exercise routine, especially lifting. The soreness gradually fades when one keeps at the routine striking the same muscles with the same or more intensity till they get accustomed to the routine. However, it is easier said than done.
Come January and the gyms and health clubs will be flooded with seasoned gym-goers who may have been on a break and many new enthusiasts who wait for the arrival of a new year to begin their fitness journeys. This article cannot be more aptly timed. Here are a few etiquettes to be followed at the gym. Though unwritten or unspoken, these etiquettes are no less than RULES that if broken earn you a bad reputation among your gym folks.
Body-shaming – an issue I hold close to my heart and am vocal about. Apologetically vocal. We all encounter body-shamers in our day-to-day lives – the nosy aunt feeling you must lose some weight to become a good marriage material, or the husband passing a nasty jibe, the over friendly colleague teasing you about your…
Have you ever noticed toddlers play? They instantly drop into perfect squats every now and then to pick up toys and can sit in a squat position for what seems like ages. Despite raising twins, this simple physical behavior made an immense impact on me only when I started doing squats.
We are all born with the flexibility and agility to our muscles optimally, but as we grow up we use this skill less and less and eventually find the once easy and normal activity, to be difficult and draining.
In the fat loss and health arena, one of the oldest and most wrongly understood paradigms remains, Cardio or Weight Training, which is better? Both the schools have ardent followers with sufficient evidence backed arguments to support their beliefs. However, most of these arguments are not backed by science. At most they are hearsay. The…
My transformation, that’s what many people refer to is as, is not only external, it’s more of an internal shift. I have changed into a whole new person, inside out. I have become more confident, outgoing, fearless, assertive, empathetic and empowered.