Muscle Recovery: Essential to your next workout (guest post)

[This is the second guest post in my editorial collaboration with HVMN (a company building "human enhancement" technologies out of San Francisco) lays out all you need to know about muscle recovery. Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. Editor] A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. … Continue reading Muscle Recovery: Essential to your next workout (guest post)

CrossFit athlete Colleen Fotsch shares top fitness tips

It is 8 months since I enrolled for my first CrossFit batch. What a ride it's been. The sport has enough intensity to make me sore every time and is versatile enough to keep me coming back to the gym. Anyone who has practised this sport for a certain length of time will understand the … Continue reading CrossFit athlete Colleen Fotsch shares top fitness tips

How to shop for gym wear

Want to work out and look good at the same time? While activities like swimming and biking require specific clothing, a general workout at the gym requires clothes that fit well and keep you cool without feeling awkward. Here are some steps you need to consider while choosing the right gym wear. Choose the right … Continue reading How to shop for gym wear

POUND your way to fitness

Pound is the new group fitness craze. Some sports like yoga, Crossfit and marathon running have ancient beginnings and some are born accidentally in the modern age. Pound falls in the second category. Former athletes and drummers Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom devised this hot new class at a practice drum session where they didn’t … Continue reading POUND your way to fitness

Flex Friday: Hire a woman to whip you into shape

This post isn't meant only for the ladies. In fact, scroll below and you will notice I have written this from the perspective  of a guy and a girl. Women are often intimidated by the prospect of exercising in a gym. Personally, I love the free weights area, but for most, it's a confusing space. … Continue reading Flex Friday: Hire a woman to whip you into shape

Flex Friday: Crossfit is the badass of fitness sports

Noticed the satisfaction on the faces of all those beefy tyre-flipping, battle rope-whipping, kipping and deadlifting Crossfit athletes on Instagram? They aren't killing themselves with burpees-till-failure. They are lovin' it. And you might too, if: The gym routine is getting monotonous Your workouts aren't challenging enough Running alone isn't giving you the body you want … Continue reading Flex Friday: Crossfit is the badass of fitness sports

Do you yoga? Go deeper with Progressive Yoga

Progressive yoga is a relatively new yet comparatively tried-and-tested enough form for a fitter body and relaxed mind. Based on the principles of ashtanga yoga, it improves the body's composition and increases focus and concentration. Hollywood celebrities Drew Barrymore, Mario Lopez and Andy Garcia are known to be followers. While there are progressive yoga classes running all … Continue reading Do you yoga? Go deeper with Progressive Yoga

Transformation Tuesday: Vinayak Sinha, television star

The biggest misconception guys who want to get buff have is that it’s all about working out hard enough, and you can eat whatever you want. “The fact is, six packs are made in the kitchen, not the gym,” says actor Vinayak Sinha. He should know. This buff anchor on the Naaptol Shopping channel has … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Vinayak Sinha, television star

Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Love yourself unconditionally in the present. Good health isn't about fitting into a physical stereotype. Pop singer Kesha's shocking confession about her battle with eating disorders in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine got me thinking: Why are women doing this to themselves? As if it's not enough that there is a war on … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Calisthenics: The no-gym workout you can do anywhere

Want to avoid the gym but look and feel like Tarzan? Hang upside down poles (instead of trees) in the park and breathe fresh air into your lungs with Calisthenics. Calisthenics is an exercise form that is being practised the world over, and has found its way into India in the recent past thanks to … Continue reading Calisthenics: The no-gym workout you can do anywhere