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 […]

The nonsensical approach to training nutrition

Before I begin, let me warn you about a couple of points: I’m not a nutritionist nor am I trying to play one hereThe approach below has worked for me after trying almost every other tactic I can find on pre, peri and post workout nutrition Let’s roll. What you eat before a training session […]

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 […]

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 […]

A better way to lose weight

Get stronger. Period. Countless people step into the gym, hire a personal trainer or worse try to train themselves using one of those crappy training programs floating on the internet. All in the hopes of losing weight and getting that chiseled physique. Here’s the truth — the ones who step into the gym with no […]

Protect your shoulders while training your chest

In my experience, almost all chest training will involve a significant amount of shoulder/rotator cuffs/delts. It’s almost unavoidable to not engage those muscles, despite your best efforts to isolate your pecs. Think of your favorite upper-body exercises — bench press, incline press, overhead press, cable crossovers or the dumbbell variants. They all engage your shoulders […]

Therapy is painful!

The therapist was literally tried to squeeze out those knots off my shoulders. The pain was excruciating and I had no freaking clue how I would survive the day, late alone take the time to publish this post! And I was quite frank admitting that stretching and cooldown were totally missing from my routine. Not […]