Saturday, October 25, 2008

make those abs SHINE!

South Asians and especially Indians have a recent craze for six pack abs. All the bollywood stars are getting those abs like vegetables. We all want it but we don't exactly know where to start. In this post I would like to outline some basic factors that makes your abs shine. I am telling you this because I have tried and tested this myself. It worked for me and I am sure that it will work for everyone who has the patience..

First and most important factor is must be patience when it comes to abs and getting a leaner, harder & better body. There is no quick fix. The second most important factor is be have to be consistence in your workouts, your diet, your schedule and your sleep.

Below are come of the practical factors that determine if you will get abs or not.

1. your diet should be high protein and low carbs
2. should not eat after 6 pm (4 hrs before you go to bed)
3. say no to those yummy snacks (samosas, chaat, tikki, mithaii)
4. do cardio 3-4 times a week
5. do functional weight training 3 times a week
6. eat more complex carbs
7. drink plenty of water
8. get enough sleep
9. watch your weight

the above mentioned steps will take you on the path of becoming next Salman khan or Shahrukh khan or now I should say Amir Khan. Bollywood actors and actresses are totally into fitness now and why shouldn't they..the feeling of being fit cannot be explained in me I know how it feels to have a six pack ....PRICELESS!

So go out there and work some....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Targetting trouble areas....

When we get sick we go to doctor for that particular problem (soar throat, headache, fever) etc etc. Same way when we need to fix our body we need to pay attention to those areas more than other..although there is a exception to that and that is abs..You cannot target abs cause we all have them but its under our fat (next blog on abs)...but other than that you can focus on legs, triceps, biceps, shoulders, calf's etc

Make sure that you train your trouble areas at least 2-3 times a week with lots of super sets or I call it a total burnout stage. You have to use light weight (girls) for getting the lean look and go crazy with the number of reps....20-30-50 reps and then repeat for 4-5 sets....I know sounds a lot but that's how you will change your body....

Guys do drop sets ..after warm up go heavy and at every set reduce weight while increasing the reps....

Try it out..It really works...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

10 minute sets!

Try This...

Do 4 - 10 minute sets in one workout session and divide the sets in this order...

1st 10 minute set -- Cardio (running on a treadmill or doing any other cardio activity)

2nd 10 minute set -- Free weights training doing all major mucle chest, back & legs

3rd 10 minute set -- Cardio again (this time build up your intensity)

4th 10 minute set -- Free weight (this time do more functional training)

This will burn anywhere from 550 - 650 calories per workout.. and give shock to your body....


Friday, October 10, 2008

I say NEVER to this...

1. Miss breakfast
2. Eat too much at night!
3. Eat late at night
4. Miss a meal
5. Miss a workout
6. Sleep less
7. Drink less water

Are you doing all this ??

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Why some people don't see any result!

This is one of the most asked question!

Q. I have been working out everyday of the week but I am not loosing any weight?

A. The most common mistake you can make in any fitness regimen is to follow a pattern. Always switch things around and you will see your body progressing in the right direction.

For E.x.

1. If you are walking on the treadmill >> start running
2. If you are running on the treadmill >> start doing intervals
3. If you are doing weight training twice a week >> start doing 3 times a week and change the routine
4. If you are using machines >> start using free weights

I can go on and on..but the whole point is to change things around and shock! your body with new and different routines so your body can come out of plateau.

GOOD LUCK and keep sweating!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Do you know?

Hi All,

We all know that working smart is way more important than working hard! right

Indian food, snacks and our habits are pushes for a slow metabolism unless we change that we will not see the results we are looking for. Following 5 points is what I vouch for in desi fitness

1. No Carbs (roti, rice, bread, pasta etc) at night time. (after 6 pm if you sleep at 11)
2. Weight training 3 times a week
3. Cardio on a empty stomach (2-3 times a week)
4. Take 2 days off
5. Eat meaningful breakfast.

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