Which One Builds Muscle Faster Free Weights Or Machines?

The machines versus free weights debate has been the hottest yet unresolved discourses in the fitness industry. This debate has lingered for so long dividing the industry into purest who believe in free weight training and those who have embraced mechanical advancements in weight training tools. Let’s be honest. We too as amateurs have been […]

Getting back to exercise after a long-ish break?

Breaks from training are inevitable for most of us. A few hard days in life or a work trip or vacation will also keep us away from training for a week or two. What one needs following such breaks is simply a gradual ramp up back to previous levels of intensity and volume. But what about longer breaks? What about after a hiatus that lasted a few months as a result of injury or sickness or plain laziness? Here is how you get back to training…

Old, Wise and Stiff? – Why Mobility is Important for Senior Citizens

As we grow older, our quality of lives are directly affected by how fit we are. It dictates everything from what activities we can do to how quickly we can go from point A to B to how easily we can change the shape of our bodies to do various tasks. That last point is what mobility […]

4 Must-Do Nutrition Tips for Women Who Workout

A lot of research has been done in order to understand the effect of physical activity on micronutrient requirement. It sounds intuitive that when a woman does more physical activity her nutritional requirements increase. That is, she will need more protein, more starch, more fat and just more food in order to stay healthy. That’s […]

How Many Hours a Week Should I Exercise?

Written by Kanchana Paromita Venkatesh It depends on things like, Your training goals – are you looking to lose some fat, build strength and just get healthier overall? Or are you looking to become the next Serena Williams? The number of hours you should exercise for will change according to which one you picked. Your […]

Training for your Maiden 5k Run – Start Here!

Of the many things that gets one hooked on running, the first 5k is something special. For most people a 5k is the first ever organised running event they are a part of. The early hours, the crowd, the inspiration, the excitement, the energy are all very different from the usual training run and this […]

The Basics of Stretching: What? Why? For Who? When?

What does stretching do Stretching increases the length of a muscle when you hold a stretched pose. Stretching regularly over the long term increases the length of a muscle even when it’s not stretched (resting length). Greater the resting length of a muscle, the more it can move across its intended range of motion. The […]

8 Myths About Running That Need To Be Busted Today

Myth 1: Running causes knee pain. Running doesn’t cause knee pain. Running excessively without sufficient recovery or running with improper technique can cause knee pain. Running, as a movement, is very basic and a big part of the human movement toolkit. So running, as it is, will not cause any negative impact on the human […]

Women Need Muscles. Why?

Women are constantly told that lifting weights might Make them look like a man Hurt their back Make their uterus drop Reduce their chances of pregnancy Increase global warming If you scoffed at the last point, you do realise that the other suggestions are as improbable as the last one. Women need muscles. And so does […]

Are You Running Too Much? Find out!

In other words, we are only concerned with how far and how fast we are running. We are not concerning ourselves with how well we are running. Firstly, running as an exercise or an activity is meant to improve health and fitness. That being the case, it is very important to ensure that any progression […]