Are you happy with your physique?

One question that drives droves of people to the gym each and every morning. It’s also something a trainer asked me this morning. At first, it kind of stunned me because nobody has ever asked me this question (not that I look like a Greek god or something). I instinctively responded, “I honestly don’t give […]

Yet another minimalistic training routine for the lazy professional

I’ve been doing some thinking. My evening training (with kettlebells) are mostly suck due to lack of energy. After much research and discussion with some of my peers (who’re experts in strength & conditioning) I’ve come to a conclusion — sleep more and definitely don’t skimp on eating well. The latter is much easier than […]

Focusing on agility

I don’t think I’ve ever been an agile/mobile/flexible athlete. My body’s been always so rigid and inflexible even when I was playing sports (soccer, football, and cricket) back in high school. And I guess, this runs in the family — my son’s just like me and I need to work with him to improve his […]

If it kills you… change your plans

I don’t know where I’d heard this, but it’s so darn true! And most of all it applies to people like who’re obsessive about achieving multiple things all at once. 2019 so far hasn’t been any different from the previous years. We’re at the tail end of April and I’ve already committed to 4 major […]

Please do everyone a favor

One of my biggest peeves is watching idiots train at the gym. I’m not talking about the ones who’re struggling with weights or are weak or are just learning (under supervision). I’m specifically impressed at these overconfident and flashy folks who would hoist a kettlebell all the way to their necks or squat with a […]

That plan about getting started or losing weight

Most of my friends hit the gym or run or do CrossFit to stay healthy and in shape. And then there are a few who’ve been thinking about getting started but haven’t been able to. Guess what’s their favorite question each time they see me? (Not that I’m a physical specimen or something, alright?) “Can […]

Learning how to move well

A bunch of friends and I struck up a conversation about movement patterns (because one of them had a query about an instructor’s certification program by an organization that we haven’t heard of) and how effective they for the layperson who would like to be more mobile and agile. Not to mention the benefits of […]

If you’re a fitness coach or a trainer — teach, don’t judge

One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing a bunch of personal trainers or coaches in a commercial gym checking out the members who’re trying to work out. Some comment on the form, tactics, reps or sets, gripping the barbell/dumbbell/machines or worse — the way they breathe. What I fail to understand is how valuable […]