LOOP BANDS FOR RESISTANCE

Anyone who works out regularly must have observed that sometimes monotony sets in and it becomes necessary to incorporate some variety in the regular workout routine.

One such way of getting an effective workout is by using loop bands.

In the video, I have tried to give viewers a sample of just some of the exercises that can be done using loop bands.

Loop bands are inexpensive and can be purchased online as well. They come in a variety of resistances like light, medium and heavy. They are compact and light and can be carried anywhere, including when one is travelling.

Loop bands can be used by beginners or people who are advanced in their workouts. They can be used for glut activation as well as for adding resistance in a bodyweight workout.

For those who did not comprehend the exercises shown in the video, I have photos of some of the exercises shown in it.

I certainly enjoy using loop bands in my workout routines as I find them highly effective as well as fun to use.

I will endeavour to keep providing everyone with fitness tools and tips that do not involve complex gadgets and can be used on a regular basis.

So that everyone can avail of my trainer’s expertise, I am providing everyone with his contact information as under:

Mr. Praful Raval: 9998999577

He can be contacted via e-mail on meet.praful@gmail.com and followed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@PrafulRaval38)

PRODUCT REVIEW: PARRY’S ORGANIC SPIRULINA

Product: Organic Spirulina    tempImageForSave

Manufacturer: E.I.D. Parry

Quantity: Available in 200 grams

Price: Rs. 675 for 200 grams

My Rating: 4/5

I have been using Organic Spirulina Powder manufactured by Parry for a while now. My post today is to highlight the benefits of it.

This product contains spirulina and is a completely natural source of easily digestible proteins, micronutrients and omega fatty acids. The product is completely vegetarian as well as vegan.

In order to obtain the maximum benefits of this product, I mix about 2 teaspoons every day in milk and blend it to make a smoothie. Any fruits, nuts or honey may be added to make it tastier.

I have observed that taking this powder on a regular basis keeps me energetic and helps me to cope with my hectic routine. The product is available on Amazon and is certainly good value for money.

I certainly recommend this product to one and all as a healthy, organic, natural and safe supplement!

 

WHY CIRCUIT TRAINING IS A MUST!

I am sure that anyone who works out regularly has done a circuit training in their workout routines. Still for the uninitiated, I will explain that circuit training is when you go through a variety of exercises that target different muscle groups without resting in between. The resulting workout is part strength training and part cardio which makes the workout extremely effective.

In the video, I have tried to give viewers a sample of just some of the exercises that can be done during a circuit training.

The next question that will be raised is why is a circuit training necessary? One of the many benefits of circuit training is that an effective full body workout can be done, even if you have only 15 minutes of time.

Circuit training challenges your whole body and sends your metabolism soaring. For those who did not comprehend the exercises shown in the video, I have photos of some of the exercises shown in it.

For an ideal circuit training, it is necessary to do 10-20 repetitions of each exercise ranging between 30 seconds to 2 minutes before moving on to the next exercise. However, circuit training can be done as per the time available and convenience.

I personally love to do circuit training and I recommend it wholeheartedly as a wonderful full-body workout.

I will endeavour to keep providing everyone with fitness tools and tips that do not involve complex gadgets and can be used on a regular basis.

So that everyone can avail of my trainer’s expertise, I am providing everyone with his contact information as under:

Mr. Praful Raval: 9998999577

He can be contacted via e-mail on meet.praful@gmail.com and followed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@PrafulRaval38)

WHY WE NEED TO PLANK

Planking is a fitness exercise that can feel like torture! I have always disliked planking and usually try to avoid it. But it was my trainer Mr. Praful Raval who incorporated planks as part of my workout regime and who ensured that I plank on a regular basis.

Plank exercises are deceptive as in they appear to be very simple but are actually not. The maximum benefit of a plank is when it is performed correctly. The numerous variations in the plank are the reverse and the side planks.

My trainer has explained to me that planking is essential for the core and the back muscles. As we all know, it is a strong core that contributes to our overall fitness.

But that led me to ask about why I had to do the side plank as well? I found it as strenuous as the regular plank, if not more!

I came to know that the side plank tones the sides of the abdominal muscles giving a good shape to the belly. Moreover, when we raise our body in the side plank position, our arms and shoulders take a lot of our body weight, which helps in strengthening our arms and shoulders.

Performing plank exercises help in improving our concentration as we need to maintain a perfect balance between our arms, legs and the rest of our body. Our technique of performing the plank is as important as the plank itself.

Plank exercises of any variation are the most effective when done after any exercise that help in reducing body fat.

The health benefits of the plank and side plank are many. I would urge everyone to incorporate plank exercises as part of their workout regimes. Go ahead and plank, you will surely appreciate the benefits of planking in a few months once you start seeing the results in your arms and your core!

I will endeavour to keep providing everyone with fitness tools and tips that are not complex gadgets and can be used on a regular basis.

So that everyone can avail of my trainer’s expertise, I am providing everyone with his contact information as under:

Mr. Praful Raval: 9998999577

He can be contacted via e-mail on meet.praful@gmail.com and followed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@PrafulRaval38)

FITNESS IS PYSCHOLOGICAL!

On occasion of this Women’s Day, I thought that we should celebrate strong and fit women everywhere. Accordingly I decided to meet up with an old friend of mine, one of the most vibrant and energetic women that I know, who happens to be one of the top fitness trainers of Ahmedabad, Ruju Desai.

Since we hadn’t met in a long time, we caught up over coffee. One of the first things that strike you about Ruju is how vivacious and dynamic she is. As a person who has attended her workout sessions for a number of years, I can personally attest to the fact that there is never a dull moment in her class. Her workout sessions are always happening and lively due to the sheer force of her personality!

Ruju shared her personal fitness mantra with me: namely that fitness is psychological, i.e. fitness is a state of mind. According to Ruju, physical fitness is of no use if you are unfit mentally! It is equally important to be in a positive state of mind at all times.

She also shared her views on obesity and the incidence of conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol prevailing today: that fitness should start from the home kitchen. Ruju endorses eating at home and that too, simple home-cooked food. Following a clean eating routine goes a long way towards maintaining one’s fitness.

Ruju is currently running 3 classes a day at Sports Club and 2 classes a day at Rajpath Club, where she focuses on cardio, strength training and bodyweight exercises. She uses equipment like dumbbells, balls and bands in her fitness routines. Her cardio routines are extremely rocking as she incorporates a lot of dance steps in them, being a trained dancer herself. She also uses steps for her cardio workouts.  Ruju also tries to take a lot of yoga movements for her fitness sessions. Really, I would say that attending her workout session is getting a complete workout!

Ruju is also doing personal training but on a limited basis because of time constraints. She has been a judge for several competitions taking place all over Ahmedabad and regularly performs a warm up fitness routine with her team, on stage at the venue of various marathons taking place all over Ahmedabad.

Attending Ruju’s workouts is definitely value for money, not to mention a lot of fun! For any queries, contact Ruju Desai on 9824548060. She can also be followed on Facebook as Ruju’s Fitness and on Instagram as Ruju_Fitness.

A very happy and fit Women’s Day to all the lovely women out there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very happy and fit Women’s Day to all the lovely women out there!