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  1. Let's face it, no one looks as charming as Jim Sarbh or Milind Soman with grey hair. Everyone freaks out when they see a few strands of grey hair for the first time on their head, no matter what the age. People often associate greying hair with age. So, naturally, for most men and women in their twenties, spotting a bit of grey hair on their heads makes their world come crashing down on them. Now, it is absolutely normal for anybody to have one or two strands of grey hair. However, if you spot a bunch of them, chances are that there's something wrong. If you are one of the many people who have fallen victim to this modern-day vice, read on to find out how do you stop premature ageing: 1. Eat Right © Getty Images You've got to have a balanced diet, preferably one that has some key nutrients in abundance. Vitamins B12 and C are key for great scalp health and really goes a long way to stop premature greying. 2. Sleep Well © Getty Images No matter what you do, you simply cannot avoid living a stressful lifestyle. The only alternative that remains is to get proper rest. We suggest following a set sleeping pattern, one that has at least 6-7 hours of sleep. 3. Workout © Getty Images If you get the time to hit the gym regularly, kudos to your dedication and time management skills. However, since it is nearly impossible for the rest of us to do so, it is ideal if you workout anywhere and anytime you get a chance. Try taking the stairs instead of the escalator. Or walk instead of taking a rickshaw for a short distance to the nearby market. 4. Quit Smoking © Getty Images Nearly all your health problems can be linked to this one. We know how hard can it be to really kick the butt, but trust us when we say this, that it is completely worth it. Smoking causes some really drastic hormonal changes that are really detrimental for your hair. Apart from greying hair, it can also cause dry and itchy scalp, or worse, premature hair fall. 5. Oil Your Hair © Getty Images We all love a good oil massage, especially when our mom used to do it for us with all that zeal and passion. Unfortunately, most of us don't have that luxury anymore, thanks to our hectic schedules and super busy lifestyles. So, it helps if you think of massaging your hair more as a necessity than an option. And let's not forget, how relaxing and rejuvenating a good hair massage feels like. 6. Avoid Harsh Hair Products © Getty Images You really need to be cautious when you are choosing a shampoo. Not only there are chances that your current shampoo, as well as conditioner, does not actually suit you, they may be really harsh for your scalp and hair. Try sampling a few options before finally settling for one. Or, consult a dermatologist to find out what works for you.
  2. It's that day of the week again when you have to take a razor and shave your facial hair, but it frightens you because your skin is prone to redness and rashes. Sensitive skin needs extra attention and to tell you the truth, there's no hard and fast rule for sensitive skin but our tips can significantly nix the odds of irritation. Begin here and now: 1. Pre-Shave Techniques © Getty Images Before you even touch your blade, there are some pre-shaving techniques that you need to consider. Use a mild face wash that can clear the dirt and debris off your face. It reduces the chances of skin irritation post-shaving. Make sure it's not a drying face wash. 2. Exfoliation © Getty Images Scrubbing doesn't mean you go harsh on your face. Using an exfoliator works wonders and eliminates dead skin cells. Prep your skin for the best possible shave. 3. Shaving Cream © Getty Images The type of shaving cream would differ than the usual choice for your skin. Avoid creams that lather as they can dry out your skin, leading to itchy skin. Instead, use a lotion-based cream and save yourself from razor burns later! 4. Quality Razor © Getty Images Since your skin is sensitive, it's a given that you need to use a quality razor. In case you are a frequent user of a disposable razor, make sure you replace it often as the cartridges tend to grow bacteria. If it's overused, it can lead to skin irritation and razor burn. 5. Using An Aftershave © Getty Images An aftershave has always been an essential of the grooming arsenal, but for sensitive skin, the type needs to be smoother. A lotion-based aftershave or an aftershave balm is a must-have for you. Avoid using menthol or alcohol-based aftershave, as it can deplete the skin's defensive barrier. Make moisturising a priority to keep your skin hydrated. A little goes a long way!
  3. There's always an urge to follow a grooming routine when you have a day off or while relaxing. We get it! But when it comes to giving your skin a chance to glow post workout, you generally tend to skip it, assuming the routine will take longer. Our guide will help you elevate your post workout regimen so you don't perspire during your boardroom meetings. Get ready to be the savvy gym-goer, right away! 1. Wash Your Face With A Mild Cleanser © Getty Images A meticulous workout session may make you proud, but for your skin, that's not the case. Sweating is a way to detox but when it mixes with the dead cells, your pores could get clogged. Don't be the guy who doesn't care and use a gentle face wash to steer clear of the oily skin and blackheads. 2. A Quick Body Cleanse © Getty Images That worked up sweat now needs a heavy duty shower gel. Use a vitamin packed body wash to hydrate and refresh your body. Invest in a good foaming option that helps you get rid of the stink and lets you stride with a good whiff. 3. Wash Your Hair © Getty Images Using a shampoo post workout sesh is vital, but in case it means you have to lather your hair again within 24 hours, we suggest you go for a dry shampoo. Shampooing often can take away the natural oils. A dry shampoo is a quick fix to steer clear of the odour and grime. 4. Don't Overdo Your Hair © Getty Images As tempting as a hair gel can look, applying too much can mess up your hairstyle. Take a pea sized amount and work it on your hair for a natural look. 5. Do Not Shave © Getty Images It is advised to not let the blades come in contact with your skin post workout sesh as it's quite sensitive at this time. If you have a date night or a meeting, remember to shave a day before. Lack of time means cuts and bruises and we don't want that. 6. Moisturise Your Skin © Getty Images We all need a skin nourishing cream to tackle dryness. And not just your face, but all the drying regions like elbows, knees, heels - need hydration. A quick massage with a lotion will leave you with a lasting fragrance, plus relaxation. 7. Slather Some Sunscreen © Getty Images Basking in the sun has become a part of your life, but not shielding your skin will damage it. Head out applying an SPF 30 sunscreen and use it as a part of your daily routine. 8. Look Good, Smell Fresh © Getty Images Finally, the last step to not reek of disgusting odour is by using a fresh cologne, sprayed on the pulse points. Remember, less is more!
  4. There's something very appealing about having a signature scent. A scent that would help people instantly recognise that it's yours and you're somewhere nearby. This can be really attractive too. However, you don't want a perfume that isn't very likeable and you also don't want a mainstream perfume akin to most people in the room. You need a perfume that defines you as a person. So here are tips to get a scent like that: 1. Notes Are Key © Getty Images Notes are packed in three layers: top, heart, and base. The top notes are the strongest and wear off easily. It's the heart notes that thrive for a longer duration. Focus on notes that you like and notes that last longer to choose your perfect scent. 2. Understand The Nuances © Getty Images You either get a signature perfume or seasonal perfume for Winters and Summers. For example, heavier scents work well for fall, and herbal, floral and citrus scents work well in the summer. Here are some key notes and what they refer to: Citrus: Neroli, bitter orange, and grapefruit. Bergamot, a type of orange, is a popular base note thanks to its peel's sweet, fresh, and ripe qualities Herbal: Or “aromatic”. Lavender, rosemary, mint, thyme, etc. Green: 'Green' is like the freshness of a jungle or sprawling field of fresh-cut grass. Woody: Not just woods, but anything that evokes the foresty scent and its damp earthiness: Patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood, moss, vetiver, and more. 3. Notice Other People © Getty Images Every time you come across a pleasant smelling person, just ask them what they're wearing and why they chose that particular perfume. This gives you perspective in terms of what lasts and what's noticeable but also you'll slowly start to understand the scents that you like from the ones that you don't. 4. The Classics Always Work © Getty Images If you're a fan of the classic perfumes and vintage delights, then probably choosing from the classics isn't a bad option at all. 5. Test Before Buying A Fume © Getty Images It's always best to go to the store, wear the perfume once and get the feel of it so that you know how it would smell on you before investing in it. This way you'll have a fair idea of what you're buying and will be more confident when you wear it.
  5. While PUBG Mobile has been on the center of all the spotlight, there's new battle royale title in town. That's right. Activision's 'Call of Duty: Mobile' title is now going live for some Android users in beta before the final release. We already spent some time with the game and we think it's better than 'PUBG Mobile'. You can read all about it here. That said, it's worth pointing out that the Call of Duty: Mobile's battle royale mode is a little different. It's more of a tactical shootout, which might take some time getting used to. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you get started and win your first game: 1) Choose The Right Class If you know anything about Call of Duty Mobile, then you're probably already aware of the fact that the game different classes to choose from. Depending on the one you choose, you'll get different abilities and Class skill during the game. It's a crucial part of the game and it's important that you pick the right one that suits your play style. Here's a quick look at each class and the perks that they offer - © Call Of Duty Mobile • Scout As a Scout player, you'll get to utilize 'Sensor Darts' that can view hostile positions in the immediate area of the radar map. Additionally, you also get tracker ability that allows you to see fresh footprints of hostiles. • Clown Clown players can distract with a toy bomb that detonates and summons zombies that only attack hostiles near you. You also get the anti-zombie ability, which reduces the aggression distance of opponents' zombies. • Mechanic You can call an EMP Drone to create electromagnetic interference on hostile forces. You also get the Engineer ability that grants augmented sight to vehicles, hostile traps, and other equipment. • Medic Just like the Apex Legends' 'Llifeline' Legend, you'll be able to setup medic stations to continuously heal your allies in the immediate vicinity. You also get the Master Medic ability that'll help you heal more quickly and reduce the time it usually takes to revive teammates. • Ninja Lastly, there are the Ninja class players who will get a Grapple Gun that fires a hook, allowing them to propel up and onto buildings across the landscape. You also get the Dead Silence ability, that'll allow you to move quietly. 2) Use Vehicles To Get Around © Call of Duty Mobile As is the case with any other battle royale game, Call of Duty also puts you in a huge map. So, obviously, traversing through the map on foot will take a lot of times and there are a ton of vehicles that are worth checking out. Our recommendation would be to man a helicopter with your squad and just rain down fire from above. It's one of the best ways to spot enemies and kill them from above without getting into close combat. You can also rafts to get through the water bodies, but just stay clear of the snipers. They can take you off with just one shot! 3) Keep An Eye On The Supply Drops & Beacons © Call of Duty Mobile If you've played PUBG, then you already know how important Supply Drops are. They can valuable upgrade items that'll help you get an advantage in the game. Call of Duty Mobile also has beacons that mark the location of Class Upgrade items. These items will augment your particular set of skills that exclusive to each class. You might want to be a little cautious while approaching the supply drops because your enemies will also be swarming in to grab the goods. 4) Best Loot Location In The Map © Call Of Duty Mobile You know what's better than waiting for a supply drop for better gears? Drop in an area of the map which has the best loot in the game to get an edge over your enemies. Not all the areas in the map are good looting spots. Some places have enough to get you through the game, whereas some will leave empty-handed. Here are some of the best locations in Call of Duty Mobile where you can get some really good loot - • Sakura • Killhouse • Launch • Nuclear Plant • Shipment • Nuketown
  6. The month of Ramzan is when a lot of delicious food and delicacies are in an endless supply around you. There are no holds barred when it comes to different food choices that are available to you during this month, and it can get a little hard to stick to your diet. © Getty Images People who regularly go to the gym are caught in a dilemma. They keep asking themselves, 'Should I be sticking to my diet or should I go all out and get back on track after Eid?' How about finding a middle ground? You can almost always find a middle ground. Here are a few practical ways you can eat during Ramzan and not gain fat: 1. Set Your Goal As Maintenance And Not Fat Loss Or Muscle Gain Usually, one of the following two things happen during Ramzan: a. You gain weight hogging all the festive delicacies. b. You lose weight as the long fasting hours and the heat kill the hunger. Your goal should be trying to maintain your weight, and you can go a step ahead and track your calorie intake with the help of an app. You roughly maintain your body weight consuming 14 to 16 calories per lb. of your body weight. Multiply your weight (in lbs.) by 15 and that's your maintenance calories. For example, a 150 lb. man would maintain weight at roughly 2250 kcals. 2. Pick Foods On How Your Appetite Acts If you get hungry easily, pick low-calorie foods like egg whites, lean cuts of meat, whey protein, fibrous veggies, fruits, potatoes, etc. If you struggle to consume the calories, pick calorie-dense foods like whole eggs, fatty cuts of chicken, whey protein, biryani, kheer, desserts, etc. 3. Eat Adequate Protein To maintain your weight and muscle, it is a good idea to consume 0.7 to 0.8g protein per lb. of body weight. For example, the 150 lb. dude would need to consume 105 to 120 grams of protein per day. © Getty Images These foods can help with your daily protein intake - eggs, chicken, mutton, yoghurt, whey protein shakes, etc. 4. Try Not To Drop Your Calories Yeah, I know if you eat less and lose some weight, what would be the harm in that right? But the following things could happen if you eat fewer calories: a. You may be hungry through the day b. You may feel lethargic c. Your recovery may be compromised 5. Hydrate Yourself Even though the feeding window is extremely small, aim to get in at least 2.5 to 3 litres of water in your system, as it is essential for your system's functioning and you may be risking dehydration, as there is a good chance you may be dehydrated during the day. So. do this and ensure that you are in a good position to start putting in the work in the gym once the fasting days are over. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  7. The summer sun is beating down relentlessly, and the rising temperatures make looking sharp seem like a challenging task. You want to dress well and look your best, but comfort is just as important. And unlike winter, wearing more than one layer of clothing in this heat will only have you sweating uncontrollably. So, what can you do to make sure that looking good this summer doesn't come at the cost of staying cool, both figuratively and literally? As luck would have it, you don't need to do much. Just follow these five simple tips, and make sure your summer style game is head and shoulders above the rest! Tip 1: Add A Bit Of Colour To Your Life (And Your Wardrobe!) © Unsplash Just like muted, darker shades better reflect the winter months, wearing bright colours is the more appropriate fashion choice during summer. The black clothes that served you well throughout the winter will cause you to overheat in the summer, because science teaches us that black absorbs more heat. Therefore, with a wardrobe stocked with shirts, t shirts, and shorts in a range of colours, you can put together several eye-catching outfits that will help you really embrace the spirit of summer. You even have the option of exploring the world of trendy patterned shorts, or sporting some of the best printed t shirts for men , if you want to experiment with more than just colours. Tip 2: Don't Be Afraid To Experiment With Your Look © Unsplash A change of weather can go hand in hand with a change in appearance, and summer is the ideal time to try out something simple and stylish. This could involve switching your business suits with a light and trendy linen variant, or topping off your stylish ensemble with a hat. Also, if you've secretly been harbouring a desire to cut short your mane or shave off your beard, now is the time to take that plunge! Not only will this decision freshen up your look, but it makes for an extremely practical fashion choice as well, given how oppressive Indian summers can be. Before you do that, however, it's important to note that the key to making this change (and looking your best throughout) is finding the best razor for the job, one that works well not only on your skin, but also matches your preferences and budget. Tip 3: There's A Fine Line Between Rugged And Unkempt © Wikimedia Commons Whether you choose to maintain a bushy beard or a classic clean shaven look, you need to build up a collection of quality shaving supplies that will help you look well-groomed throughout the summer. If you don't devote enough time and attention to your facial hair, you risk completely messing up the rugged look you were going for, and ending up looking untidy and unkempt. Save yourself the embarrassment by investing in items like the best safety razor for your skin type, as well as a beard balm and shampoo that suits your facial hair the most. Tip 4: Good Grooming Habits Don't Take A Vacation © Unsplash Summer is a time for lengthy vacations, usually spent enjoying the cooler climes of a hill station, or lounging around at the beach. With no daily chores or office work to worry about, it's quite natural for you to relax and let your grooming routine slip a bit too. However, staying out in the sun too long or exposing yourself to the cool, dry air can take its toll on your skin and hair. That's why it's important for you to check out the best travel kits for men that can store all your grooming essentials, so that your personal regime never takes a day off, even if you do! Tip 5: To Beat The Heat, You Might Need To Splash The Cash! © Unsplash When it comes to style or skincare, most Indian men have the unfortunate habit of shying away from buying premium products after taking one look at the price tag. Well, we're here to tell you that investing in quality pieces will not only set you apart from the rest, but actually makes for a smart financial decision as well! The longevity of quality products ensures that they last longer than their cheaper counterparts, which means that you'll be spending less in the long run. So, the next time you're out shopping, go for the finest summer fragrance, the smartest sunglasses, the best razor blade , and the most stylish linen shirts you could get your hands on.
  8. Hunger is one of the main reasons people overeat and gain fat. While this is in the context of general eating, hunger pangs are all the more a problem when you are dieting for fat loss. Why is that? When you go on a diet, two of the main hormones related to hunger and satiety go for a toss. The hormone, being leptin, which plays a role in signalling satiety and ghrelin which signals hunger to your brain. © Getty Images When you diet, leptin goes down and ghrelin shoots up. Results? HANGER (hunger+anger)! So, here are five useful tricks that will help you manage hunger while dieting: 1. Drink More Water Studies have shown that drinking water 15 to 30 minutes before a meal reduces your food consumption considerably, especially for sweet or savoury food items which are usually high in calories. At times, we even confuse thirst with hunger. This makes us eat more when we are just thirsty and we increase our calorie intake by doing this. So, drink a glass of water 30 minutes before your meal. 2. Do Not Drink Your Calories Drinking your calories is the easiest way to finish off your daily calorie limit while not feeling full. Liquid calories, as we call them, are your worst enemies on a diet. Why? a. It is easier to drink a lot of them. b. It does not make you full, even one bit. So, if you are drinking normal sodas, juices, sugary teas or energy drinks, cut them out when dieting. 3. Eat More Protein Protein is considered the most satiating macronutrient. In studies comparing diets with different protein intakes, higher protein diets have shown higher dietary compliance and satisfaction compared to the lower protein counterparts. How much protein should you consume during a fat-loss phase? 1.8 to 2.3 grams per kilogram of body weight. 4. Increase Your Fibre Intake Fibre is another thing to consider if you are struggling with hunger pangs during a diet. Fibre is usually a high-volume, low-calorie food. Meaning, fibre-rich foods are low in calories for a relatively huge quantity. And it slows down digestion and delays gastric emptying. So, if you have the feeling of emptiness even after eating food, including some more fibrous carbohydrates by eliminating starchy carbohydrates might just do the trick. 5. Moderate Your Junk Food Consumption © Getty Images Though I am a thorough proponent of flexible dieting, I am also a huge proponent of moderation. Just because your calories play a major role in determining your weight loss or weight gain, does not mean you eat a majority of junk food while losing weight. Yes, it is possible to even eat exclusively junk and lose weight if you keep your calories under check but is it a wise thing to do? Absolutely not! The reason being that these junk food options are high-calorie low-volume food options making you eat very less food and finish off your calorie targets for the day. This hunger will ultimately make you eat more calories defeating the entire process. Majority of the times, keep your foods coming from unprocessed, nutrient-dense, whole foods and occasionally indulge in the foods you love for better adherence and ultimately results. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  9. Summer months can be terribly agonising especially when the humidity hits. From destroying hair that you freshly set in the morning as soon as you step out to sweaty patches in your pits, things can be a little hard to manage. One such problem that no one talks about is greasy skin and especially in pictures. Think going to parties after dressing up except all your pictures turn out greasy. So here's how you deal with greasy skin: Here's the thing, your forehead and T-zone could use a little less of oil production and to minimise that, you should do the following: 1. Commit To Matte Products © Getty Images Sometimes, the necessary process of moisturising can cause you to sweat profusely. If the product is too dense, heavy, and oily, it's going to aggravate your already greasy situation. Thus, a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer will allow your pores to breathe more easily. 2. Switching To A Face Oil Also Helps © Getty Images The trick to nixing oily skin is applying more oil. The oil that you apply absorbs quickly and leaves your skin oil-free because it registers the oily levels of the skin as sufficient so it is in fact counterproductive. 3. Add A Toner To Your Routine © Getty Images Ingredients like witch hazel reduce oil production in the skin without drying it out. However, stay away from alcohol-based astringents, they are counter reactive. 5. Keep Face Wipes Handy Oil builds throughout the day but you obviously can't wash your face all the time. That's why it's helpful to stock up on refreshing, skin-toning face wipes that absorb excess oil while rejuvenating the face at the same time. 6. Remember To Buy Yourself An Oil-Controlling Cleanser © Getty Images Control the everpresent oil production with an oil controlling cleanser. Other cleansers won't do you justice. Heavy-hitting ingredients like salicylic acid remove excess face oil, clean and shrink pores, and minimize shine for the rest of the day. 7. A Weekly Mud Mask Is A Move That Everyone Forgets © Getty Images It only takes10 minutes, but these ten minutes of hassle can possibly be the fastest way to remove oil production. The clay in the mask will soak all impurities from the pores, preventing breakouts. Don't do it more than once a week or your skin might turn dry.
  10. If this is your first time growing a beard and you don't know how to proceed from here, or you've had a couple of failed attempts in terms of growing a beard, you need to read below. Growing a beard is not tough if you do it the right way, and if you do it right, you can get a healthier, wholesome, softer and fuller beard. 1. Here's The Plan Do your research and figure out which beard styles flatter your face shape. If you have a long rectangular face structure, a narrow beard is not going to do you any good. While growing, make sure that extreme sides are soft so that you can mould it any which way that you want. You should always keep the crop flexible so that you can shape it whenever you want. 2. But You've Got To Be Patient © Getty Images Time is key. You can't be impatient if you're growing a beard, okay? The beard that you can possibly grow could be mighter than the one you can fathom. So, it's important to be patient and grow through the process. So the patches that you're worried about after a stubble will take a while to grow. So, you stay at it, you'll reap the benefits. We promise. 3. Shave The Sides Well You could either let the scruff grow or if you want to actually grow it out the way you want to you should take charge of the neck and cheek lines. Maintain them well by shaving them in a shape that you like. Rely on your intuition or take help of a professional in shaping them. 4 Take Supplements For The Beard © Getty Images Supplements can help grow your beard faster. Take hair supplements and dietary supplements that help in hair growth for a new crop that's softer and fuller. 5 Keep Trimming It's less about layering and more about shaping the beard. An awkward growth doesn't look good on the face. Think of it this way: you can't grow everything to equal length at the same time which where trimming comes into the picture. 6. Use A Conditioning Product © Getty Images A product like a beard conditioner and a hair oil help create growth that is soft and itch-free( for you and your partner). Massage any of them into your whiskers daily for maximum effect.
  11. We've mostly seen those movies or read those novels where the guy loses the girl (or vice versa) because he's so focused on his career that he can't give his relationship the attention it requires. That always generates a bizarre moral dilemma. You feel happy that the character is succeeding in his professional life, but it's sad that he doesn't have time for stuff outside of his career. If you're an ambitious career oriented man, you can probably relate to these romantic fables. You don't want to give up your career, but you also don't prefer to be lonely. So, how do you find an effective life balance between the two? © MensXP 1. Get Your Bae On The Same Page Simple communication between two people is a crucial step in a happy, healthy, growing relationship. When you're super absorbed in your career, your interaction often jumps out the window. But if you want your relationship to progress and outlast, you ought to talk to each other. Share your concerns about balancing your time with your partner. Figure out ideas that can help in making things work as a couple, and be attentive towards your end goal. If your relationship is going nowhere, maybe it's not worthy to stress so much over the balance. © MensXP 2. Classify Your Priorities A 21st-century romance often means no one is at home to make dinner, and quality time can be difficult to find. Hence, prioritizing or recognising where you require focusing most of your attention on and where you can let go of things, can be a bit of a task. For instance, if things are stable with your job or business, it might be worthwhile to spend some time with your significant other. If you're worried about upholding a good reputation at work or of your business, and your love life is in a good zone, pour a little extra into your profession. Make it crystal clear to your partner that they're a very important part of your life. The base is effective communication. © MensXP 3. Balance And Appreciate Sacrifices Always remember that balance is created over long periods of time. Acknowledge and accept the relevance of your partner's sacrifice to your career and be willing to do the same for them and their dreams in future. No relationship works without going through sacrifices. Also, this is not something that can happen immediately. It will take ample time to recognise your wants and needs. Have patience! © MensXP 4. Practice Two Step Decisions No matter how headstrong your personality is; your decisions now affect each other. You have to recognise your partner has equal say in that issue. Be ready to handle the consequences of the other person's actions and respect their viewpoints. Don't forget that while you're focused on balancing your career and personal life, your partner may also face the same. If you will show unconditional support and respect, you're more likely to get it in return. The decisions taken mutually work more effectively than those taken on an individual basis. © MensXP 5. Apologize And Forgive A successful relationship requires patience and forgiveness. With this as the foundation, finding balance alongside your career is satisfying. Every couple will experience challenges and make mistakes during their relationship. But this is what makes us human. Hence, learn to apologize and forgive your partner. This will help you to build more trust and faith in each other while staying angry and holding grudges will worsen the situation making it more stressful for you. © MensXP Every relationship is a bit of struggle or rather a power struggle, but if two people are committed to each other, nothing can stop them. Just remember to always communicate and whenever any mishap arises, keep that in mind that you two are against the problem; not against each other.
  12. Myth: few colours suit men with dark skin. Fact: If you wear the right colours, they could really enhance your complexion and make you look spiffy in no time. Having said that, you don't really need to shell out money to understand which clothes will work best for you. Celebrity stylists are here for this simple reason, as they've already done their research to make celebrities look on point. You just need to copy that and see what'll work best for you. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) on Mar 6, 2019 at 7:56pm PST 1. With Summer on its way in, crisp white cotton white shirts should be worn more often. The white will complement your complexion. Take a cue from Farhan Akhtar and pair with bright coloured solids like blues and pinks and see your outfit light up a day-party. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Jan 3, 2019 at 2:33am PST 2. Monochrome outfits should be a part of your wardrobe's arsenal. These instantly complement your skin tone and give the illusion of a great body posture if you don't have one. Besides, these are super easy to style and basic pieces of black and white are found in most people's wardrobes. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Jan 30, 2019 at 11:16pm PST 3. Warm, earthy tones like browns and mustards will be great for your skin tone. If you're not in the mood for experimenting and doing something loud, these warm tones assure a great look. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:16am PDT 4. Experiment with pastel colours. These colours, while may seem counter-intuitive however, colours like lemon yellow, powder blue, peach are not only impressive on a first date but also suit you because they are super experimental. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Feb 21, 2019 at 3:02am PST 5. Move aside from the traditional tones for formal wear. Experiment with offbeat colours. Look at how Vicky Kaushal pulls off this powerful blue suit. Just pair the suit with sharp shoes and a plain shirt that matches the tone of the suit to complete the look.
  13. Finding the right sized pants is like finding a unicorn. The prospect looks so damn appealing except the chances of spotting one in a lifetime are next to none. But if you are blessed with the knowledge of what works and what to stay away from, you can cut it pretty damn close. Here's a definitive guide that can help you figure out if you're wearing the wrong sized pants. In order to hunt for the right sized pants from the market, here's what you need to keep in mind. So, while you're in the trial room, be on the lookout for pants with: 1. A proper inseam length, A pair of trousers that are neither too short nor too long. A slight break is great, however, a big break definitely means that the pants are too long. © Getty Images 2. Obviously, if they are too loose and baggy, or alternatively skin tight, look for another more appropriate size that fits you well. © Getty Images 3. While wearing the pants, try walking around and jumping to see if the fitting remains snug, also to see if the pants are allowing you to be mobile. A pair of comfortable pants go a long way. 4. Here's a fact: lightweight fabric trousers wrinkle more quickly and look like they do not fit well as opposed to a pair of pants cut from a heavier fabric like wool or tweed fabric that drapes and hangs well and is long lasting. © Getty Images 5. Besides the fit, over the course of the day, the pants will move around. A belt and side-adjusters will help to keep it in place, but only a pair of suspenders can guarantee a great fit all day long. © Getty Images Here are other things you should look out for in the fitting of your pants: 6. If you see wrinkles like these, your pants are too tight in the crotch area. Have the seat seam opened up in case you have enough fabric reserved. © MensXP 7. When you sit, if you end up with bunching rolls of fabric in the fly area and lap and feel there is too much material in this area, consult with an alterations tailor. © MensXP 8. If you can see these wrinkles in pants, chances are the pants were not adjusted properly for him. You may also see that the trousers may cling to the wearer's legs in the back. This definitely signals that you need to wear the right size. © MensXP 9. The reason for the creases is tightness in the seat seam. It has to be let out and reshaped with a heavy iron. Also, it could be your suspenders/braces pulling too hard. Loosen them a little first to see if that fixes the issue. © MensXP 10. A horseshoe fold takes place if the underside of the trouser is cut too close to the wearer's thigh. Diagonal creases on the inside of your thighs and your pants that stick to the calves are also visible. In such a scenario, you need more length in the front of the trouser, in order for the back to look normal. © MensXP 11. If you see wrinkles when you are seated, chances are your pants have the wearer in the area of the knee when walking. You will definitely have to consult a good alterations tailor. © MensXP 12. If you get creases that start in the crotch area and continue vertically left and right, the trousers are definitely too big for you. Have them adjusted in the seat, crotch and side seams. © MensXP
  14. Are you a vBulletin admin looking to stay on the leading edge of online communities? As an IPS client who frequents the Invision Community support forums on a daily basis, I often run across existing or former vBulletin admins looking to migrate to IPS. In fact, based on my not-so-scientific survey, vBulletin is one of the most popular platforms from where admins migrate. Many of the vBulletin users are professional administrators looking for a stable company, rapid development, and a trusted platform to power their communities into the future. I interviewed 6 former vBulletin admins who are now Invision Community clients. Most of these vBulletin admins have 10+ years of experience running successful forums, so their input was especially insightful. “I love the design of the admin and moderation back-end, a real treat after living with the antiquated and confusing vBulletin back-end.” -- @cfish “I like the well-thought concept, the details, and abundance of features and functions.” --@Ramsesx I’ve compiled the top 10 questions and answers from their interviews and the forums specifically for vBulletin admins for an insider’s perspective on how to convert from vBulletin to Invision Community. You can also read their full interviews in my Community Guide attached at the bottom. 10. What is the typical lifecycle of Invision Community and what new features come out? Invision Community is currently on 4.4. It’s a great time to be migrating as both the software and converter are very mature. You’ll be able to take advantage of all the new features from Invision Community 4.x such as Social Clubs, Subscriptions, SEO updates, and GDPR updates. In general, IPS publishes one major update like 4.4 once a year, with several bug fixes, security updates, and enhancements throughout the year. The best place to read about Product Updates is the official IPS Blog in Product Updates. 9. What are the pricing options and how do they compare to vBulletin? IPS is comparable in pricing when compared to vBulletin depending on your choice of apps. The self-hosted option is cheaper when considering support and upgrades. The pricing for an active license is simple, easy, and comprehensive. A new license includes professional ticket support, forum support, access to new upgrades, and managed spam service for 6 months. Renew again in six months to continue those benefits. If you choose not to renew, your software will continue to work. 8. Is the software mobile ready like vBulletin? Yes, the software is responsive by design. This means the community naturally fits and beautifully displays in any device size, giving you a consistent look-and-feel across all devices. Try it now by resizing your window! It also means you don’t need to pay for any extra “mobile bundles.” This approach to mobile design was one of the reasons why @cfish chose IPS: “I didn’t like vBulletin’s approach to mobile. The IPS approach to responsive web design was inline with my own thinking.” 7. What are the official Invision Community apps and how do they compare to vBulletin? @Steve Bullman converted to IPS because “IPS seemed to offer a better all-round package for what I needed.” One of the biggest reasons for considering IPS is a broader approach to community. Whereas vBulletin focuses only on Forums and Blogs, IPS empowers you to build a suite of applications customized to your needs. Mix and match apps like Gallery, Blogs, Downloads, Pages, and Commerce to build a modern community with resource directories, databases, paid subscriptions, albums and more that go beyond forums. You can read more about the apps in Features. Calendar and Clubs are included for free! 6. What will be migrated from vBulletin? The free converter app will migrate all of your member and content items from vBulletin 3.8.x, 4.x, and 5.x. This includes members, private messages, member groups, ranks, forums, topics, posts, and attachments. You can view the full list on Migrate and choose your vBulletin version from the list of choices. Obviously, you will not be able to migrate any custom themes or custom modifications. @ChristForums adds, “I wish I had known that the converter was so easy to use and migrate from Vbulletin 5.” 5. What are the channels for support? Every active license comes with professional ticket support, which should always be your first source of contact. @Markus Jung highlights “fast support” as the item he appreciates the most about his license. You can also obtain help from the community forums, help guides, release notes, and other public resources. If you’re not an IPS client yet, you can post in Pre-Sales forum or email sales@invisionpower.com. 4. How do I prepare my community? The six admins that I interviewed offered several tips for new Invision Community owners. Prior to the conversion, you should read through the converter package to see what will convert and redirect. You should purchase other Invision Community apps in advance to fully convert vBulletin items as needed; not delete any old content since Invision Community includes an archive function; and not make drastic changes to allow members a chance to become accustomed to the new forum. 3. What will happen to my traffic and URL redirects? The free converter app will redirect your existing URLs. This includes forums, topics, posts, member profiles, print view pages, archived content, attachments, and tags. You need to leave your converter installed after migration to ensure the redirects will work. AlexWebsites wrote, “the converter came with built-in redirects and I was able to redirect most of my traffic. Traffic recovered within a few months.” 2. What are the server configuration and database requirements? If you choose cloud, then Invision Community will manage the hosting. If you choose on-premise, you can use the free ‘Get Ready’ compatibility file to check your server. The latest version of Invision Community 4.4 requires: PHP 7.1.0 or higher (7.3.x is supported) MySQL 5.5.3 or higher (5.6.2 recommended). 1. How stable is the company? Other companies lost their development talent. Other companies were bought and sold by multi-media conglomerates. Other companies have a history of lawsuits. Through it all, Charle, Lindy and Matt have been here since the beginning providing steady leadership to Invision Communities everywhere. If you’re looking for stability, it’s nice to know you can rely on the same people who started the company. For serious and professional vBulletin admins looking to transition, you know you’re not just buying into the software, but investing in the development team, staff, and platform for years to come. Ramsesx shared his personal story: “I always prefer the best for my community from where I earn my income. An important aspect was the longtime outlook. Invision Community gave me the feeling of being trustworthy, they are more than 17 years in the forum software market.” It’s no wonder that so many successful vBulletin admins feel the same after moving to Invision Community. You get stability, years of experience, a deep understanding of online communities, and a dedication to development that continues to innovate. It’s time to bring your vBulletin community over to Invision Community! Bookmark this page for future reference and download the Community Guide for experiences from real clients who converted from vBulletin. Much appreciation to @AlexWebsites @cfish @Christforums @Markus Jung @Ramsesx @Steve Bullman for participating in the interviews. - Joel R Community Guide vBulletin Migration to Invision Community.pdf
  15. PUBG Mobile has collaborated with 'Resident Evil 2' and brought a new mode for players to experience what the game brings to PC and console users. The Zombie: Survive till Dawn mode brings several new improvements including weapons, skins and vehicles. The new weapons include a Minigun, a six-barrel machine gun and the new flame thrower. The gameplay changes from day to dusk and zombies continue getting more aggressive. The new environment also means peer-to-peer communication is minimal because of low-visibility. The update is already available for users on both Android and iOS and if you're looking to ace the new gameplay, here's a list of tips and tricks to help you out. 1. Pick A Proper Landing Spot: © YouTube Just like the usual mode, be careful and choose an appropriate location for landing. You need to analyze your game performance and understand your strong points. If you can swiftly move around and find loot, landing in populated areas shouldn't be an issue. But if you prefer starting the game in solidarity, stay away from crowded areas and learn to be stealthy. A majority of players are eliminated in the first few minutes of the game since they are busy finding preferred weapons and don't actually prioritize survival. 2. Don't Just Go After Weapons: © Unreal Engine Are you a killer or a healer? Don't be stuck to one extreme and start balancing your load. While weapons are obviously the most important aspect of the game, having sufficient meds is also important. The replenishment will help out in the end when you're bogged down due to multiple fights and need a breather. Collect as many med kits, painkillers, and energy drinks you can. Keep an eye on the health level and consume them whenever you find some hiding time. 3. Stay Together: © PUBG Corporation A team wins only when it acts like a team. Stick together, this way you can distribute lookouts in all directions and virtually create a fortress for yourself. Even when looting, be alert and keep at least one player on watch duty. When you play collectively, it not only becomes difficult for the opponents to hit you, but also gain yourself a lifeline of revival. 4. Start Utilizing The Zombie Bombs: © PUBG Corporation Houses with zombie bombs are like treasure mines. They don't affect you but will make the zombies disappear for good. If you are camping in a house with a zombie bomb, use it as your own safe fortress and lure as many zombies as you can. This way, you'll be able to take out multiple targets in just one go. 5. Healing Can Get Faster: © India Today While med kits will help you replenish your health, applying a zombie vaccine will ensure that the healing process is faster. Stock up on the zombie vaccine to heal quicker. This would help you restore health quickly and get back to shooting up some zombies. 6. Go After The Boss: © YouTube Always remember, the king is always more precious than the army he controls. Don't get carried away in constantly killing random zombies, going after the boss will give you more points. In some cases, this can rise up till 8x. You can identify the boss by keeping an eye out for the huge zombies and don't forget to loot them as well. 7. Be Particular: © YouTube Players usually start shooting or killing zombies during the day time, and this will simply exhaust your ammo. Have patience, and engage only when it's absolutely required. This will also help you save ammo, and once night falls, zombies pop-up randomly. In such a situation, would you want to shoot them down or look around for ammo? Aim for headshots to eliminate them as quickly as you can and save the ammo for the onslaught until dawn. 8. Choose Your Style: © YouTube Are you a camper or a mover? First decide, and then stick to the plan. If you're good at hiding near staircases or bushes, follow the same line of action for the complete game. If you're good at moving around, keep moving so that you aren't easily traceable at one location. Going around in a vehicle is always a better mode of locomoting though.
  16. As one of the youngest religions in the world, Sikhism glorifies the practice of growing one's hair out. More so, for spiritual and religious purposes, but it's said, that by avoiding a trim/cut, Sikhs honour their almighty as well. Besides, it's a symbol of freedom and equality. But while their tresses are most often covered with turbans, their beards do see the light of the day. They are subjected to every day climatic changes, the pollution, dust and external elements, that affect their over-all hygiene and health. Since the beard is almost like a uniform for the Sikhs, it's unfair to not pay heed towards maintaining it. Long story short: we're here with a decisive routine for Sikh men, to keep their glory-beards in top form. © Instagram/houseofwaris 1. For basics, invest in the right edibles You are what you eat, so the most fundamental trick to a healthy and lustrous beard is to maintain a diet that's rich in nutrients. Indulge in healthy fats like avocados, omega-3s, nuts, eggs, vegetables (of course) and ample amount of protein (helps in hair growth). In addition, ensure that your intake of biotin is adequate as well. Don't forget to add antioxidants and vitamins as it helps to build up collagen which promotes hair growth. The best way is to have a balance diet to get the micronutrients into your system.. © Getty Images 2. Ever heard of a Beard Wash? As the owner of an unshorn beard, you need to use a beard wash for sure; to help you cleanse and soften it. Beard wash contains organic and skin friendly ingredients. The best beard wash is one that doesn't contain sulphates and parabens. HOW TO APPLY: Wet your beard with lukewarm water and apply beard wash directly at the roots and massage it gently on your beard and the skin underneath so that it exfoliates and cleanses it. Never forget to wash your beard with beard wash everyday if you use hair styling products, otherwise just wash it with lukewarm water and oil it once/twice a week. P.S. Never ever use a head shampoo on your beard, as the skin on your face is different than that of the scalp. Choose a milder shampoo (beard wash) for your beard. © Getty Images 3. Use a beard oil to keep your beard healthy In order to add a feather to a Sikh Man's turban, the primary tip is to always oil your hair for a lustrous and crisp look of the beard. The best oil is one that is composed of essential oils that condition and moisturize your hair follicles and the skin beneath it to give a calming and soothing effect. It helps to keep everything in place. 4. Use a conditioner Hair conditioner is a hair care product used to improve the feel, appearance and manageability of hair. Its main purpose is to reduce friction between strands of hair to allow easier brushing or combing, which might otherwise cause damage. Using a conditioner is totally up to one's preference as it depends on the type of hair one has. If you think your beard's frizzy or rough, we recommend you to use a conditioner. © Getty Images Steps you need to follow to groom your beard post showering, conditioning and moisturizing: 1. Hold your horses and let your beard dry until it's semi-dry. Never use styling products on a wet beard as you will end up using a lot of it. 2. Always tie your beard as it gives a cleaner and presentable look. Since Sikhs can't trim or shape their beard, it's better to set it using a beard wax/taft hair spray. 3. Don't use excessive hair styling products on your beard as it damages the skin underneath and spoils the hair strength and cements your hair to your face which looks extremely ugly. © Getty Images 4. Try to straighten your beard with a comb instead of brush as it gives a cleaner look and also prevents damage to your fragile hair on your face. Always comb in the direction of the grain of your beard. © Getty Images 5. Use a fairly loose rubber band to tie your beard, as a tighter rubber band would cause hair loss and irritation. If you have a fairly long beard, you can use a small bobby pin to keep your beard in place. 6. Finally, blow dry your beard so that it can stay in place throughout the day and makes you look dapper. © Getty Images And voila, you're all set!
  17. There's a hot new Battle Royale game that has been the talk of the town and we've been playing the game ever since its release. It's called 'Apex Legends' and the game is free-to-play across all platforms. Just like the any other Battle Royale game, you need to know a few tips and tricks in order to win a match. 'Apex Legends' has nuances that make it different from any other Battle Royale game out there. You need to know your abilities and different types of guns for different situations. Here are a few tips and tricks you need to know to secure that win in Apex Legends. Loot Is Important © YouTube No matter what you do, loot is the most important thing in any Battle Royale game. Make sure you grab the Armour, Helmet, weapon and ammo. Do not pick unnecessary items that you don't need as inventory space is more important than anything in this game. Have Enough Ammo Ammo is scarce and your guns will burn through ammo faster than you would expect. Make sure you always have enough ammo for your primary weapon. Use Your Ability Whenever You Can © MensXP Abilities in Apex Legends recharge very quickly and you should use it whenever you need it. For example, if you play 'Lifeline', always call in the drop as it has upgraded armour pieces or shield cells. If you play Bloodhound, make sure you use your ability to scan the area whenever you are unsure of your surroundings. Abilities will give you an upper hand in the game and we cannot stress enough how important it is to use abilities at the right time. Replenish Your Shields First © YouTube If you get damaged, always replenish your shield first as it is your primary health. It only takes 3 seconds to fill up each bar whereas a sunrise takes five seconds. Enemy's Armour Are Undamaged After you kill someone, always check for new armour in the box/body. It is best to switch to a new armour as it is faster than restoring it with 'Shield Cells'. After a gunfight, just pick up an enemy's armour instead as it is undamaged in his box. The Ping System Is An Essential Tool © YouTube You can communicate with your teammate without uttering a single word. That's because the ping system in Apex Legends is one of the best we've ever seen. You can ping weapons, armour, enemies and point out loot without saying a word. This removes the language barrier amongst random players and is probably the most essential tool in the game. Don't Waste Ammo On Downed Players © Respawn Entertainment If you've downed an enemy, it's best not to waste your ammo on finishing the job. If the coast is clear, you can use a finisher to kill the enemy which essentially helps you save ammo. You can also use them as bait to help you finish remaining squad members. Slide When Going Downhill © YouTube The game has no fall damage which makes it easier for you to traverse the map. You can even slide down a slope which can be used to dodge enemy fire and to find cover. It's also faster than running down a slope.
  18. Who doesn't love a good looking and well-built chest? It is one of the most important aspects when it comes down to building a jaw-dropping physique. But it is also one of the most difficult muscles to develop, as it needs size and symmetry. Developing size and symmetry really comes down to choosing exercises that allow symmetrical growth in your upper, middle and lower chest, while still providing overall mass to your chest. If your chest workout is unbalanced and supports one portion of your chest over the other, over time this will lead to imbalances and take away from the aesthetics of your chest. When doing a chest workout you need to have a solid mind-muscle connection, so that secondary muscles don't take away the tension while performing chest exercises. Coming down to the anatomy to develop the chest © Pixabay The chest is divided into 3 parts: 1) Upper Chest- involves shoulder flexion. 2) Middle Chest- involves horizontal adducting movements that don't involve shoulder flexion or extension 3) Lower Chest- involves shoulder extension Here are the 3 things you need to apply to your regimen to grow your chest over time. 1) Progressive Overload The magical road to growing your muscle is called progressive overload, which means putting more tension on your muscles over time. In simple terms; to lift more weight or perform more volume than before, this is the key. If you're progressing over time, you'll certainly build muscle. It has a greater impact on muscle growth than any other muscle-building secret. This can be achieved by increasing a rep or a set or load. (Volume= sets x load x reps) 2) Full Range Of Motion Research says doing full reps on a given exercise recruits more muscle fibres when compared to half reps or partial reps. You should perform all your chest exercises with a full range of motion. © Pixabay 3) Mind-Muscle Connection Remember Arnold talking about feeling and squeezing your muscles when working out? Well, there is a science behind it. The mind-muscle connection concept is very simple. You have to connect your mind with the muscle you're targeting during your exercise. The mind-muscle connection can be beneficial when doing single joint movements like cable flys. Here's a sample chest workout plan for you, which covers your entire chest: Barbell or dumbbell bench press: 3sets of 6-8 reps Incline Dumbbell press: 3 sets of 8-10 reps Chest Double Bar Dips: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Cable Flys: 3 sets of 12-15 reps Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  19. Bad haircuts are as mortifying as witnessing a ghost apparition. Not even exaggerating. But once done wrong, there's no going back for a month straight. But here's the thing: your inability to communicate well with your hairstylist is only harming you. No-one else. This hamartia is stopping you from becoming the best version of yourself. But you should know, however, fatal, this is a fixable flaw. Read along to know exactly what to say to your hairstylist for your next rendezvous and see yourself transform into a Greek god that can make Zeus insecure. 1. Take A Tonne Of References © Instagram You need a tonne of references of hairstyles you think you could pull off. For reference, take a look at these. This helps your hairstylist visually picture it, which is any day better than words. This helps rule out any kind of miscommunication that you guys might have. 2. Don't Fall Short On Words While picture references are great, you don't want to be a mute while showing them. After all, every face shape and hair type is different. Talk to your stylist about the length and how the reference that you like will look on your face. Use words. 3. Texture & Hair Type While at it, make sure your stylist is familiar with your hair texture and type. During the conversation, make sure they are feeling up your hair to get a good idea of how the hair is going to look like in that desired style. 4. Be Prepared To Give Up On A Few Ideas While having a perfect style in your head is great, it's important to know that it might not materialize every single time and that's okay. A lot of hairstyles only work on certain face shapes and not others. But hey, your perfect style exists out there. You just need to look for it. 5. Let Your Stylist Know If You're Low Maintenance Or High Maintenance This implies the minutes you're willing to spend in the morning to fix your hair. Can you give it 10 or is it a fuss for you? Let him know. These details matter in saving you from a hot mess.
  20. We all have been in a place where we have struggled with the range of motion, knee pain and lower back pain while doing barbell squats. Then comes the gym Bro who mocks your squat depth or load without understanding the possible restrictions you could be having while performing the squat! Do you relate to above squat issues? Want to squat max weight with impeccable technique possible? If YES, this is a must read for you. 1) Mobility & Flexibility During a squat, we need adequate mobility (range of motion about a joint) especially around the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle joint. Everyone is aware of the previous point but doing it wrong, especially when performing exercises to improve the range of motion of the above joints. Whenever you introduce a drill to improve mobility and flexibility, you should test its translation in the squat. A squat is a dynamic movement and will require dynamic (moving) flexibility and stability. Only introduce the drills which improve your squat, not your static flexibility. 2-4 specific dynamic stretches after your general warm-up, no need of mindless static stretching before or after squats. © YouTube 2) Tempo Beginners do this all the time, diving into the bottom position of squats without control. Not only does this potentially affect one's balance in the squat but also can cause injuries due to load shifting forward or backward. Tempo is an important tool which beginners, intermediates and advanced gym goers have applied successfully to enhance squat technique. Tempo helps to gain control of the movement and makes the person more aware of his or her body position WRT space. 3-4 Seconds on the eccentric portion of the squat is good for most people to achieve the benefits of Tempo. A brief 1-second pause in the bottom position can also be added 3) Progression Without fixing the above two points, beginners jump on to the barbell squat and then perform it poorly. Don't get intimidated by heavy squatters or jump on the heavy squat wagon just yet! You can always utilize squat progressions to improve slowly and be able to perform the barbell squat without any hesitation later on. Feel free to use the below progression depending upon your current stage Wall Holds--->B.W box squat---->B.W squat---->Goblet squat---->Back squat **Utilise tools such as tempo, box & kettlebells for above progressions © Quora 4) Video Analysis Although this point is super important, most seem to neglect it or use it sparingly. Always record a video from a side angle to check your bar path, knee, hips, shoulder, and ankle movement. Compare your video with the optimal position for squat and work on improving the same every set and training session The bar should travel mostly straight, balance should be maintained over mid foot, hips and knees should move in synergy, knees and ankles shouldn't be collapsing inward, and shoulder blades should be retracted and depressed are some of the crucial aspects you should be looking at. 5) 80-20 Heuristic Regardless of the changes you implement to improve your squat, there will be minor issues. On one end of the spectrum, there are people who run behind the perfect technique and on the other end who do not care about technique at all. The one running behind perfect technique misses out on micro load progression and the other risks injury. It's better to find a comfortable ground between those two extremes to keep constant improvement. The technique will be affected and you have to accept it and move forward. 80% lift performed correctly with no pain or discomfort is probably good to go. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  21. If you're trying out new ways to date women this year, you're right on point with your decision! While dating trends are changing, so are people's outlook towards life and that's what incorporates a steady and healthy dating life. Along with some basic dating trends, if you want to up your dating app vibe and make it more relatable with the female audience you're trying to impress, then you can figure out how to do that by hearing it from the horse's mouth. OkCupid, a renowned dating app service has through its research listed some sure-shot ways to up your dating game this year, through your dating app. (c)Pintrest And they mean business when they seriously tell you to up your dating game, since they know how dull app history can be, thanks to their invincible algorithm. So, if you want to lurk ahead and find some interesting matches online, here are 7 simple yet well researched steps you need to follow and see the magic unfold (1) Update Your Profile Frequently An estimated 1 in 3 dating app users don't update their dating app profile once they put it up - but if you add a new photo or a new story, most dating apps treat you like a new person and the algorithm kicks into gear, showing you to MORE people. So, if you want to find newer people, and trick the algorithm into thinking you're brand new yourself, keep updating your profile often. Put new pictures, update or change your bio or any other information you like. (c)Getty Images (2) Upload More Photos & Not Just Selfies Share photos that show what makes you- whether that's volunteering, running marathons or hanging out with friends. Here's the secret - you want to make it easy for that other person out there to reach out to the photo and say “I went to New Zealand last month too and loved it! Did you go to Wellington?” Here's a secret ingredient- photos that include animals are 3x more likely to get attention. Just don't go chasing dogs to click selfies with them. (c)Getty Images (3) Show More Tell Less Instead of describing yourself with a long list of adjectives, talk about the things you love and enjoy doing. If you love dogs, show a picture with you and your dog in the park; if you're an adrenaline junkie, mention the time you went skydiving (or even played Kabaddi for that matter); if you're funny describe an instance when you were heroically funny or maybe list an original joke? Just put pictures which talk at the same time so the person checking your profile looks forward to talking to you, eventually. (c)Getty Images (4) Answer All The Questions The App Asks You Most apps ask you a bunch of questions to gather more information. OkCupid for example, has a bunch of interesting questions for you and according to what you answer, they find the perfect match. So, make sure you answer all of them, in order to find what you're seeking. You'll even figure out what you're actually looking for in the process too. (c)Getty Images (5) Send Meaningful Messages While it is true that women are 2.5x more likely to get a response than men if they initiate the conversation. Men shouldn't lose heart. Look at a prospective match's profile and comment on something specific that you like. Keep it around 140 characters and please don't say “hey.” Try to engage on a specific photo or question. And yes, saying “hey” in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothingâ—âthis greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored. So, maybe comment on a picture if you see something interesting there and strike up a conversation about the same with her? (c)Pintrest (6) Put More Time & Energy Into Your Profile I often hear people complain saying 'there's no one to be found through these apps.' You do know that's absolutely wrong right? The purpose of these apps is to find you someone you can absolutely get along with but that won't happen until and unless you make that extra effort. If you don't log in enough on your app, you can't expect it to work on its own can you? When I asked a bunch of people how much effort and time they actually take out for their apps, most of them said 5 minutes per week! (c)Pintrest Dating is FUN! But don't forget you get out of it what you put into it, so put some love into finding love. Many apps make your profile dormant if you don't go on for more than two weeks, meaning they stop showing you people. Here's another interesting fact you probably didn't know about dating apps and what they do! They increase your likes by up to 3x when you log in everyday! (7) Get Your Timings Right Well, according to well researched activity, dating apps are most crowded around 5 pm daily. That's when the maximum traffic is processed and people are often found swiping then. Apart from that, Sunday turns out to be the best and successful day to plan dates for the week! So, if you find a successful match and if you're confused about a day to meet, keep Sunday in mind for sure. (c)Pintrest While the world making sure dating apps don't go obsolete in the coming future by upping the content on them, they're also making sure everything is well researched so that people actually find what they're looking for. The following data is well researched and inspected before divulged so you may want to take these 7 points more seriously, to up your dating game and successfully finding what you're looking for, this year!
  22. We all deal with unwanted hair. It has been an annoyance for men and women alike since puberty. Although, men face a teeny bit of extra issues when it comes to stubborn facial hair. Your everyday shaving and occasional routine of trimming body hair may be set, but there is hair that sprouts on the most unruly areas too. Yes, we're talking about ear and nose hair. Everyone talks about nose hair but ear hair also needs to be acknowledged and dealt with. The occasional men's grooming routine should include taking care of ear and nose hair as well. Period. Here are some grooming tips and methods that can help you get rid of those nasty little buggers: Tweezing © hairclippers If you spot just a few noticeable hair popping out of your ear or nose, the best way to take care of that business would be to tweeze them. Yes, each pull will hurt but if you have the threshold for it, why not? Tweezing generally gets the hair out from the root itself and the hair won't grow back for a long time. It's a solution you can adapt if you only have a few strays. Trimming © XYroutine Since many trimmers are basically designed for both nose and ear hair, you shouldn't have a problem finding one that can swing both ways. A trimmer makes sure there is no pulling at the skin and reduces the chances of getting cut. Trimmers designed for the very purpose have an angled head, which allows for better reach and control. Waxing © Pinterest As more and more men adopt the metrosexual lifestyle, waxing ear and nose hair are extremely common. What you need to keep in mind during a waxing session is that ears are extremely sensitive and should only be waxed by professionals. Many home-kits for nose hair removal are, however, actively available in the market. Hard wax would be applied to the area, allowed to set, and then quickly pulled off. Use ice water to soothe the skin after a waxing session. Nip those distracting nose and ear hair in the bud by regularly spending a few minutes grooming then time and again. Put your well-groomed self forward, guys!
  23. Thor, the Son of Odin and a Norse God according to mythology, has got to be one of the top three Avengers for me and Chris Hemsworth brilliantly plays his character in all the Marvel movies. Hemsworth is generally a very fit guy but to play Thor, he took his physique to the next level. The thing that stood out the most were his guns. They looked God-like, especially when he held the Mjolnir, his hammer. Do you want to build God-like arms just like Thor? Start doing these things: 1. Do Unconventional Exercises Like The Rows, Pull-Ups & Farmers Carry © Marvel Your biceps are engaged and activated when you do upper body pull movements. Make rows, pull-ups, chin-ups, etc. a staple of your upper body work. Along with that, add some unconventional exercises as farmers carry, medicine ball throws, etc. You can see Chris Hemsworth doing it in this video: 2. Use A Full Range Of Motion If you are struggling to grow your arms despite training them regularly, your gym partner is your ego. There is no other possible conclusion. Countless times I have seen people load plates on the barbell and not even complete one full rep on a set of 21s. Stop doing this bullcrap! Want to grow your arms? Use a full range of motion. You will lift a lighter load but that's okay. It will be effective. 3. Establish A Mind-Muscle Connection © YouTube Arnold talks a lot about the importance of this when discussing training. I do agree, partially. Mind-muscle connection is fundamentally feeling the muscle when lifting weights. You lift the weight in a controlled way. It is beneficial when you do isolation work like bis and tris. 4. Work On Both The Heads Of Your Biceps You have a short head and a long head in your biceps. If your goal is to build roundness and size, it is important to work them both. Exercises for the short head: 1. Spider curls 2. Preacher curls 3. Chin-ups Exercises for the long head: 1. Incline dumbbell curls 2. Cable curls with your shoulders pulled back 3. Drag curls Here is a sample back and biceps workout you can add to your routine: © YouTube Barbell Rows - 3 sets of 6 to 8 Chin-ups - 3 sets of 6 to 8 Seated Rows or Chest supported rows - 3 sets of 8 to 12 Lat pulldowns - 3 sets of 8 to 12 Preacher curls - 3 sets of 12 to 15 Cable curls with shoulders pulled back - 3 sets of 12 to 15 Hammer curls - 3 sets of 12 to 15 Incorporate this in your workout to build godly arms like Thor. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
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    Fitness Tips By Tiger Shroff

    Who better than one of the fittest actors in Bollywood to give us advice on how to stay fit? Here's what Tiger Shroff has to say about keeping fit.
  25. So, 2018 is quickly drawing to a close, which means that it's officially time to start making your New Year resolutions. One such resolution that's usually near the top of such lists has to do with being more healthy, and one of the healthiest changes you can make to your lifestyle, is to take up running. However, while it's much more hassle-free than joining a gym, it still requires more than a pair of running shoes and a willingness to sweat. To really get the most out of running regularly, there are a few things you need to know about before you even take your first stride. So, to help you adopt and stick to this healthy lifestyle change, here are a few basic tips that will help you kick-start your journey the right way, stay on track, and reap the rewards when you do get out there: 1. Visualise A Finish Line © Official Instagram: Milind Soman The first thing to do after you decide to start running is to set yourself a target to work towards. It could be a race you want to participate in, such as a marathon or a sprint. It could even be a specific time you want to beat or a particular distance you want to master. Keeping a goal in mind not only helps keep you motivated, but it also dictates your training pattern, nutrition regime and the kind of running equipment you should purchase to keep track of your progress. However, just because you hit your target doesn't mean you've reached the end of your journey. They say that every finish line is the start of a new race, so once you achieve your initial goal, the next thing to do is to set yourself a new one. 2. 'Gear Up' In The Right Way © Pixabay There's a lot of equipment that will help you along the way, but the most important piece you need to purchase is the right pair of running shoes. And no, just grabbing the most comfortable pair of shoes will not do - you need proper running shoes. Why, do you ask? Well, unlike your other trainers, running shoes are designed to allow your foot to strike the ground in such a way that it reduces the impact that travels up your leg. They're also designed to fit your feet snugly so that they don't slip and slide when you're on the move or cause any painful blisters on your feet. Don't just go into the store and buy the first pair that looks cool or go by brand name alone - take the time to find the pair that's perfect for you. It might require a little more time and effort, and take a chunk out of your wallet, but it'll reduce the risk of suffering common and painful injuries, making it totally worth it in the long run (pun intended!). Pro tip: If you're on an incredibly tight budget, you check out the best running shoes under Rs. 1000 for men. 3. Find The Perfect Track © Official Instagram: Milind Soman Once you're fully equipped to head out on your runs, the next thing to do is to figure out where you can run. A treadmill might be your first thought, but outdoor running is always a better option since treadmills 'pull' the ground under your feet and don't involve any wind resistance. This makes running somewhat easier, meaning you won't be able to enjoy the same results as outdoor running. The ideal running track is soft (think grass-covered), scenic, well-lit and free of traffic. This might be more of a task if you live in the city where space is limited, so mapping out a running track in a nearby park might be your best option. It's a good idea to consult other runners about the routes they prefer because you might find places you had overlooked before or didn't even know existed. 4. Fuel Yourself Correctly © Pixabay You might have heard your favourite athlete talk about how pasta and other carb-rich foods are an important part of their pre-match routine, but this does not give you a free pass to pile pasta on your plate! A clean, healthy diet is enough to fuel you when you're starting off. The time for strict dieting comes only when you're training seriously for a marathon or another competitive race. Hydration is another important factor for a runner, and many runners tend to overdo it. The important thing is to resist the urge to gulp down lots of water before you run because drinking excessive amounts of fluid doesn't serve any purpose. Instead, focus on drinking only when you're feeling thirsty. 5. Persistence Pays Off © Pexels Staying motivated is another aspect most beginners struggle with, which is why so many running regimes seem to get off to a promising beginning only to fizzle out midway. If you're just starting out, you should prepare yourself for sore legs and maybe even a sore back. This doesn't mean running is bad for you - it simply means that your body isn't used to the physical activity. So don't hang up your running shoes at the first signs of soreness, because the aches and pains WILL settle down eventually!
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