Forever Young

Forever Young

FOREVER YOUNG A vivacious, enchanting individual who believes in holistic living speaks her heart to inspire and infect us with fitness. She is a multitasker projecting herself in different roles as a manager, mom, mentor, friend and her versatility adds to our amazement. Despite her packed schedules she never misses a day of her fitness […]

Too much of a good thing is bad

Too much of a good thing is bad

            Has anyone won the 100 metres and the marathon title at the Olympics? Why can’t someone be the fastest at the shortest and the longest event?” asked my father’s friend. My dad replied, “The muscle fibre typing is totally different and the hypertrophy of muscle is detrimental to a […]

Potential vs Actual efficiency

Potential vs Actual efficiency

Training for a movement pattern is one and achieving complete range of movement with optimal control is another. It is essential and vital to achieve the range and control of a movement primarily to establish the neuro-muscular coordination and movement pattern for training,” dad said. “Can you give me an example?” the friend asked. “Squat […]

Train with a plan

Train with a plan

              What is this periodisation? How can this help any form of training?” asked dad’s friend. “Have you not been to a school? The classes conducted are called as periods. This is the same thing,” the friend’s wife answered. “This is not about academic work but it is to […]

Stretches for shin splints

Stretches for shin splints

My friend has severe pain on the right leg, below the knee and above the ankle, whenever she runs. She is not able to complete her run and is forced to walk to complete her warm-up,” sister complained to dad. “This is something people used to call shin splints,” dad replied. “What do you mean […]

Feel like a fish out of water? You are evolving

            The primitive man was a long-distance runner and hence could easily migrate to different continents. “I really feel like a fish out of the water,” proclaimed the friend. “Then that is the best thing to happen. You would now evolve faster,” dad said. “The fish that came out of […]

‘Sip, don’t gulp water’

            Can athletes take water during a competition?” asked the friend. “Water is the still the best fluid replacement before, during and after the exercise or game,” dad answered. “Then why do we have sports drinks?” asked the friend. “That is a different question. The idea of a sport drink […]

Stop giving excuses and start exercising

          This is the first time I’m hearing the words, exercise evasion. I have heard of tax evasion but not exercise evasion, and you mean the consequences can more be dire and calamitous? What are the common excuses for exercise evasion?” asked the friend. “Let us take it one at a […]

Cure for insomnia

“Exercise is capable of giving sleep as well as depriving sleep,” dad answered. “How can exercise give or take sleep?” the friend asked. “There is enough research that gave contradictory results though all the studies were not well designed. It is not only quantity but also the quality of sleep,” mom remarked. “To understand the […]

Train like Bruce Lee for maximum benefits

  My daughter was keen about going for swimming. What is the need for the athlete to be at the swimming pool except for relaxation? She calls it cross training. What is this cross training?” asked my mom’s friend. “The best example, which is definitely a successful one, would be Bruce Lee and his form […]

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