Should women weight train?

 

            Today I want to reach out to possibly millions of those women through this article who have been misinformed or rather, have misinterpreted the role of weight training in their lives. Weight training conventionally is believed by some women to be something exclusively meant for men. I wish to keep this short and precise for you to understand so I am not emphasising much on how we evolved and what early men did centuries back. But we do know that they were super efficient in terms of their strength based performances, endurance and functionality. I must add to this that they had amazing tactical skills and coming precisely to the point- they had a very good body composition! Women were physically as good as men!

Dumbbell vs Barbell. Who wins?

So a lot of us have had this question as to which is better when it comes to training- dumbbell or barbell. Some say barbell feels good while some others are dumbbell feel gooders.

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Well there's no feel-good thing when it comes to stating scientific facts. So breaking the ice- it's the dumbbell who wins!

Reasons:

Ramadan Kareem - Manage your fitness goals while fasting

A good number of people perform some form of Intermittent Fasting (IF) due to a variety of reasons. Many people across the globe practice it due to religious reasons. IF is nothing but fasting done intermittently, where you consume no food/water during the fasting period.

Fitness goals during ramdan, tips to stick to diet during ramdan

The question that I often get while helping such clients is, “How do I manage my nutrition/training while following the fast?”

Minced chicken stuffed mushrooms

Marinate Minced Chicken with 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 lemon, salt as per taste. Add butter to pan and cook chicken with 2 tbsp cream till completely done.

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Scoop mushroom and stuff chicken minced and topped with mozzarella cheese, sprinkle oregano and bake at 150 for 10 minutes.

Recipe By - Mamta Junnarkar‎ 

Hung Curd Dessert

Ingredients for Hung Curd Dessert :

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Normal curd ( half liter milk)

Fresh Strawberries few 

Dry Fruits - Almonds, berries and you can add few others of your choice. 

Remove water from curd, using muslin cloth. (Just like how we strain it from paneer).  Once its left with hung curd, add fresh strawberries which are crushed and add stevia (sweetner as per taste), then add dry fruits layer on it. You can also use dark chocolate or chocolate sauce to top on it. Tastes good when served chilled.

Recipe contributed by - Kavita Tapdiya Chakraborty

 

Deadlift Tutorial

Deadlift tutorial:

Before you watch the video, please see the picture.

 

Deadlift

 

Picture 1: The stance.

Since this is a conventional deadlift, the stance is a hip width stance. The center of the foot is exactly under the bar. Shin to bar is not the right concept. You'll know why as you read further.

Picture 2: Grip.

The grip that you see here is called a dead grip. One arm is supinated (under the bar) and the other is pronated (over the bar). This gives a very strong hold. People who are comfortable with a normal grip are good to go as long as they feel strong.

TAWA PULAO

Have rice and vegetables in your diet chart and craving for some pao bhaji ?

Here is the way out , pesh karate hain TAWA PULAO !

 

Rice cooked with vegetables in ghee / butter with the flavours of pao bhaji masala . Taste wahi par pao nahi !

Chicken Porcupines

Category : Non -vegetarain

Nalasopara dekho sayonara

Chicken /soy porcupines

Here I am giving the chicken method , you can make the same with soy chunks too .

This is chef Vikas Khanna's recipe which fits the low carb diet perfectly .

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