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  1. Gone were the days when we couldn't wait to get home to catch our favourite shows on the TV. Things have become so easy, now that literally everything is available online, that we don't even need to worry about 'missing out' on anything Web series have become the latest form of entertainment to millions, not only because of their gripping content, but also for the convenience at which it comes to the viewer. Obviously, India is joining this trend and with gusto too. Moving away from the monotonous daily soaps and sagas with their bland content, here is a list of 5 awesome Indian web series that you must definitely watch: 1. The Good Vibe Bringing a relatable show is Sony LIV's- 'The good Vibe'. Consisting of 6 episodes, this web series is a must-watch for everyone, especially the newly-married couples. Focusing on the complexities of relationships, the involvement of relatives to 'society kya kahegi?' and some heartfelt moments, this young couple's story is basically every couple's story. Witness their encounter with societal expectations as this humorous yet heartfelt web series is a total must-watch. 2. Ready 2 Mingle Zoom Studios' web series 'Ready to Mingle' has got to be on your list. After 'It Happened in Hong Kong' Amol Parashar and Aahana Kumra are back to entertain us once again as Nirav and Myra, who are the perfect love-birds, looking to play cupid to lonely single people. 3. Mirzapur Amazon Prime Originals' 'Mirzapur' is one of the most talked-about shows right now. Starring some exceptional actors like Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Vikrant Massey and Pankaj Tripathi, this gritty gangster saga takes you to the streets of Varanasi. 'Mirzapur' brings together heart-pounding action, gangsters armed with sharp minds, plenty of dry humour, topped with the perfect amount of *** and violence. Executed by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, directed by Gurmeet Singh, this show rolls out at the end of this month. 4. The Trip 2 Who doesn't like a show that involves best friends and travelling? After the successful run of the first season comes the second season of 'The Trip' which is to air in September. Within no time, this show has become an instant hit among the millennials. 'The Trip 2' is a story of four girlfriends who go on an impromptu trip to Pondicherry with limited money and no understanding of the local language. This trip promises to be another memorable journey as it is rife with adventure, drama, twists and turns, self-discovery and a generous dose of romance. 'The Trip 2' features Amyra Dastur, Mallika Dua, Sapna Pabbi and Shweta Tripathi and we hope it's as amazing as the first one. Check out the trailer for the first season here: 5. College Romance Making you all nostalgic is Timeliner's 'College Romance', which will take you back to your college days. It is relatable, fun and an entertaining watch. The show at times reminds you of the 90's shows about high school and college that we used to watch. Meet Karan (Keshav Sadhna), Trippy (Manjot Singh), and Naina (Apoorva Arora) – and be a part of the various romantic encounters in their college life.
  2. Men's grooming is a topic that entails overall care and upkeep of your body--including your groin, ears and even your nose. After all, who doesn't want thrice the amount of oxygen intake? Our humour be damned, all we're saying is: if you want your nostrils to look their best (and want the women to think highly of grooming regime), you've got to trim those strands up your passage. Some increase in length, get unruly and well, look rather dirty. Clean the mess up! Here, we've listed down three easy ways of trimming your nasal passage. Pick one as per convenience, and groom the hell up! © Centre Feel Well 1. Grab A Pair Of Scissors. Easy. The word 'scissors' may sound familiar, but 'nose hair scissors' may not. One, because they're not the same and two, don't use your ordinary scissors to snip your nasal hair (unless, you want to hurt the skin in your passage). Scissors to be used to trim your nose hair are designed with specially-designed safety uppers, that prevent any damage to your skin while you snip. But of course, since you're just snipping the strands, the hair will grow back in no time. However, this is a great way to keep them in check! © Linder 2. Heard Of Nose Hair Trimmers? In all honesty, while nose hair trimmers actually exist, they can cause some irritation to your skin. But again, honestly, this depends on your personal experience; you may not be faced with any annoyance too. That said, choose one with a dry and wet mode, and one that can really glide through your nasal jungle. But while you're using them, don't rub them too hard on the skin. That won't be a pleasant sight for your skin. © Hammacher Schlemmer 3. Yeah, You Can Wax Your Nose Hair Too. Using an applicator, apply a slight amount of melted wax to your nasal passage, wait for about a minute and a half or two, and then — yank it off (downwards). But while this may be a harsh method for you, remember: this will leave your nasal passage hair-free for the longest time out of the three methods here. Rather bear some pain than waste time, no?
  3. When it comes to honing a good sense of fashion, polo t-shirts (especially the right ones) can go a long way in making an outfit stand out from the crowd. Comfortable yet classy, subtle yet powerful, wearing the right polo tee can make any guy leave a lasting impression. So to help our bros out there get a fashion upgrade they'd really be thankful for, here are some of the best polo T-shirts for men out there that happen to be super affordable as well. These Polo T-Shirts For Men Are Trendy, Stylish And Super Affordable US Polo Association Men's Polo T-Shirt © Amazon India I guess it's safe to say that a brand that is literally named after polo t-shirts would make for a good option to buy polo t-shirts from. As such, this black variant from their collection will make for a great addition to your wardrobe. Made of a cotton, bamboo (yes bamboo!) and elastane blend, you can pair this solid polo tee with burgundy or sky blue chinos. MRP: Rs 1,149 Buy it here Pepe Jeans London Men's Polo T-Shirt © Amazon India First of all, the fact that you're getting a premium T-shirt from a reputable brand like Pepe Jeans London for just Rs 599 should probably be enough for you to buy it. But that's not all, you can pair this stylish white solid tee with either a pair of black jeans or grey trousers, making for a stylish and fashion-forward ensemble that is guaranteed to grab everyone's attention. MRP: Rs 559 Buy it here Wrangler Men's Solid Regular Fit Polo © Amazon India There is a reason why nautical stripes are ALWAYS a trend - they look really good! So this navy blue and white striped t-shirt from Wrangler, priced at an affordable Rs 628, will make for a modish addition to any young man's wardrobe. Just team it up with a faded pair of jeans and you'll be good to go. MRP: Rs 628 Buy it here United Colors of Benetton Men's Printed Regular Fit Polo © Amazon India Abstract prints are becoming a rage nowadays and for good reason - you can pair them with pretty much any type of bottom wear AND they make you stand out from the crowd as well. As such, this blue and white abstract print tee from UCB will surely accentuate your attire. MRP: Rs 899 Buy it here Adidas Men's Plain Regular Fit Polo © Amazon India While Adidas is mostly known for dealing in sporting essentials, they are known for coming out with A-grade apparels as well. As such, this grey tee with grindle effect from Adidas will make for a fashionable outfit upgrade that you should opt for. Priced at an affordable Rs 690, it's one of the best polo T-shirts for men out there, one that happens to be cost-effective as well. MRP: Rs 690 Buy it here Allen Solly Men's Polo T-shirt © Amazon India When it comes to colours, you can never go wrong with navy blue. And as it turns out, this cotton and polyester blend is no exception as well. Teaming it up with a pair of skinny grey jeans will turn your outfit into the perfect amalgamation of fashion, style, comfort and individuality. MRP: Rs 629 Buy it here Ed Hardy Men's Polo T-Shirt © Amazon India Want to know another trend in fashion that isn't going away anytime soon? Floral prints! Once considered to be a niche trend (especially for men's fashion), floral prints have now become a rage. As such, this floral print blue polo t-shirt from Ed Hardy will make for a supremely fashionable addition to your wardrobe. MRP: Rs 999 Buy it here
  4. There's been a long standing debate about the consumption of soy protein. Is it good for men? Can men eat copious amounts of it? Can it be a part of your nutrition arsenal? The questions are many and so are the myths. Here's the most logical and scientific take on soy protein. 1) Soy protein is one such source which is neither completely safe (at higher intakes) nor harmful (at moderate intake). 2) It`s fine to add soy protein in your diet unless you become a 'soyboy' and start consuming all of your protein from it. 3) Soy protein is good for vegans but not in any way equal or superior to milk protein when it comes to building muscle. Cheap And Widely Produced © bodybuilding wizard One third of the world's soybean is produced in the US alone. Being an easily available food source with high protein content at a dirt cheap price makes it very popular among health and gym freaks (especially vegans) to meet their protein requirement. Myth 1- Soy protein causes gyno or man-boobs The myth originates from a study where a 60 year old man consumed approx 3L of soya milk everyday continuously for 6 months. Can you see the flaw here? The man was already at an age where estrogen levels are high and on top of that he was consuming excessive amounts of soy milk. A litre of soy milk contains approx 33gm of protein. The old man's intake came to be around 99gm just from soy milk. He was most probably drinking his daily quota of protein from soy. As I said in the start of the article, consume no more than 1/3 of your total protein intake from soy and you will have no issues. Myth 2- Soy can affect fertility or decrease sperm count Three clinical studies conducted show that soy has no effect on sperm concentration or quality. As a matter of fact, in one case, daily iso-flavone (found in soy) supplementation for 6 months resulted in normalization of sperm quality and quantity in the male partner of an infertile couple. © Thinkstock Images Myth 3- Soy protein is better than whey protein This is usually nothing more than a vain attempt by soy manufacturers to sell their range of products. Be it soy milk, tofu or soy protein, they are good in general but when compared to milk proteins like cheese, cow milk and whey, soy simply gets beat down. Biological value (measure of proportion of protein absorbed from a food) of whey is much higher than that of soy. Not only B.V, but the Branched chain amino acid (BCAAs) content of whey protein is higher than that of soy protein. Soy protein is fine no doubt, but calling it better than whey or milk protein is simply stupid. Myth 4- Eating Soy products reduces testosterone Answer to this is not simple, i.e. not black and white. Without causing any confusion among readers citing different studies with different outcomes, I can tell you that if you are a male and want to consume soy long term, as long as you are not exceeding more than 1/3 of your total protein from soy products, you will be fine. So it`s better not to go crazy on soy and add other protein sources in daily diet as well. I will conclude this article by saying while soy can be great for a vegans or vegetarians, meat eaters can also consume it without having to worry about any downsides. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188409/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524224 Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  5. Being a good host is not easy - you have to take care of all the arrangements for the party, all the while ensuring that you yourself have a good time. Whether it's the guest list, the music, the food or the drinks - you're solely responsible for it all. While everything has to go right for the party to be a hit, it only takes one screw-up for things to go wrong. In short, a lot goes into being a good host and ensuring that everyone has a great time. So to help our party freaks out there ensure that they throw a kickass party, here are five party tips you should swear by. 1) Make Sure You Have Quality Wireless Speakers At Home © Unsplash Music is kind of the make-it or break-it element of any party. As such, if you want to throw a successful party that most people will remember (and for all the right reasons), then you need to invest in the best portable Bluetooth speakers out there. When looking for such speakers, keep in mind the brand you are opting for, the wireless range of the speakers (you don't want the dancing to be confined to one particular room) and the battery life you'll be getting out of them. Keeping these factors in mind will surely help you make an informed and smart choice. Pro tip: JBL and Boat come out with premium portable speakers that are budget friendly as well. 2) Make Sure You Have All The Bar Accessories You'll Need © Unsplash While you don't necessarily need alcohol to throw a great party, if you and your friends happen to like your whiskey neat and your beers cold, then you need to ensure that you have all the bar accessories you need with you. So make sure you have bottle openers, shot glasses, peg measurers and chilling rocks (look them up) at your disposal. Pro tip: You can check out these amazing deals on Amazon on bar accessories to help yourself prepare for your next party! 3) Be Presentable From Head To Toe © Instagram/ Kartik Aryan A host needs to look presentable - even if it's for a party that only your closest friends would be attending. So make sure you have the best trimmers to groom your beard, the best hair waxes to fix your hair, and the best perfumes for men to smell your absolute best. Pro tip: There's a reason why smart-casual blazers are trending right now. 4) Stock On Food And Drinks Beforehand © Unsplash Running out of food or drinks is perhaps the biggest cardinal sin a host can make. So always stock on them beforehand by making sure you have enough to cater to more than just the number of people you've invited. Pro tip: Storing on extra food and drinks will also help you be prepared for the unexpected plus ones (sometimes just unavoidable) who might show up. 5) Finally, Be Prepared For Any Potential Screw Up As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Any potential screw up, if not properly planned for, can singularly ruin any party. So plan in advance for unexpected power outages, friends who get too sloshed, broken furniture (in case the party gets too wild), and annoying neighbours.
  6. Playing badminton has become a favourite national past-time. A great way of staying fit, it has become an incredibly popular sport in India. And with players like Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi bringing national and international glory to the sport, this trend will only become better with time. Now most players understand the importance of owning a quality badminton racket and premium badminton shoes, but most of them (even seasoned players) forget the importance of owning the right shuttlecock. We at MensXP don't have any plans of making that mistake and so have listed the best shuttlecocks in India that all players of the game (be it beginners or experts) must possess. The Best Shuttlecocks In India That All Badminton Players Should Own Yonex Mavis 350 Nylon Shuttlecock © Amazon India When it comes to curating badminton accessories, Yonex is one brand that probably needs no introduction. Most badminton players - be it beginners or experts - swear by its products. As such, these Mavis 350 shuttlecocks will make for a great addition to your badminton kit. Designed to have the same flight time as a feather shuttle, they will provide you with stable trajectory mid-air, a recovery time of just a few seconds and incredible durability that makes them perfect for practice. MRP: Rs 699 Buy it here Li-Ning Champ Duck Feather Shuttlecock © Amazon India Just like Yonex, Li-Ning is another brand that most badminton players choose to opt for, and these Champ Duck Feather variants are no exception. Perfect for more advanced players of the game, they are designed using high-quality feathers that gives them durability and fluidity. Additionally, getting this pack of 12 shuttlecocks at just Rs 960 makes for an incredibly cost-effective deal. MRP: Rs 960 Buy it here Silver's Headley Feather Shuttlecock © Amazon India First of all, just the fact that you are getting 10 quality shuttlecocks for just Rs 365 makes this an amazing deal to opt for. Designed using superfine white feathers, these easy-to-use shuttlecocks will help you upgrade your court game without burning a hole in your wallet. MRP: Rs 365 Buy it here Flink F1 Nylon Shuttlecock © Amazon India These nylon shuttlecocks make for a great addition to any badminton player's game. Infused with a 100% natural Portuguese cork that comes with a protective leather lining, aerodynamically customized that enables incredibly fast recovery time, and up to five times more durable than other shuttlecocks, they make for a steal at just Rs 649. MRP: Rs 649 Buy it here NIVIA Shuttlecock Yellow © Amazon India This pack of six shuttlecocks from NIVIA is yet another A-grade option you could add to your badminton kit. Made of nylon and implementing a cork base, it makes for an incredibly easy to use option for both beginners and experts of the game. The icing on the cake? The incredibly affordable price. MRP: Rs 449 Buy it here Yonex Aerosensa 2 Feather Shuttlecock © Amazon India Finally, we have these Aerosensa 2 feather variants from Yonex. Made using high-quality goose feathers, this pack of 12 shuttlecocks is absolutely the best of the best. Though the price may seem a bit on the steeper side, the premium quality of these shuttlecocks, as well as the reputation of a brand like Yonex, make it an incredibly worthy investment for budding and advanced players alike. MRP: Rs 1,249 Buy it here
  7. Last week I laid out the first 5 golden rules to live by if you are trying to bulk. This week, with this piece, I dive further into 5 more things that you must befriend during the process of l bulking. 1. Accept Little Bit Of Fat Gain You will gain a bit of fat, feel soft and maybe even look a little chubby. That comes in with natural bulking. A caloric surplus will do it for you over a long bulking course. Better make peace with it or you will find yourself doing a lot of unnecessary cardio and eventually, ruin your bulk. You 'might just' avoid fat gain only if- a. You are new to training. b. Taking steroids. c. Already have a very skinny frame. The amount of fat you gain on a bulking phase will also depend on your genetics, your way of bulking (Clean/Dirty), choice of food and macro ratio. 2. Don't Completely Cut Fat From Diet © Thinkstock To avoid fat gain during a bulk, another stupid thing people do is cut all the fat sources from diet. Butter, high fat milk and egg yolks are thrown away! Don't forget that fats are needed to maintain optimal hormonal function. Long term low fat diets result in low testosterone which will affect your muscle gaining goals negatively. As a rule of thumb, make sure to eat at least 0.8gm of fat/kg of your bodyweight. For a 60 kg dude, it means at least 48gm of fat per day. 3) Follow The Plan Consistently Thanks to social media, it's really easy nowadays to get side-tracked from a diet. Stick to a plan for at least 4-6 weeks before trying anything new. It`s not a special diet, supplement or technique that gets you closer to your goal. It`s the discipline and consistency which does the job. 4) Add More Meals, If Your Appetite Is Small © Thinkstock It's completely fine if you can't eat big in every sitting. Just distribute your food in more number of meals and eat at convenience. The point is to take in more calories by any means possible. 5) Use Digestive Enzymes When Needed Eating a lot of food doesn't necessarily mean that your digestion will ramp up as well. In fact, in most cases, a lot of food intake over the course of the day slows down digestion. If you face indigestion, bloating, gas or irregular stools, start using good quality digestive enzymes. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  8. BeEducated.pk provides its services for all people connected to Pakistan’s Education Sector. Our website posts latest Educational News, Past Papers, Quality Notes, Informational Articles and Results of 5th class up to 12th. Our website is a trusted platform for all the students and other concerned people because we bring them authenticated information from reliable sources. Results of all different boards and classes are available on our online platform such as 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.This year will will bring you 100% correct and quick 10th class result 2018, with the help of our hard working and dedicated team. Visit BeEducated.PK on your result day to check your result of 10th class or any other information on education in Pakistan. We will upload Matric class results of all Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education: Result of Punjab Board - 10th Class Result - BISE Rawalpindi 10th Class Result - BISE Lahore 10th Class Result - BISE Gujranwala 10th Class Result
  9. When it comes listing all of the essential equipment that one requires when playing any sport, shoes are often underrated in the larger scheme of things. When in reality, the type of shoes you're wearing plays a monumental role in determining how you perform. While this is true for most sports, it becomes especially true for badminton. We at MensXP understand this all too well, and so have compiled a list of the best badminton shoes for beginners and experts alike. Here Are The 6 Best Badminton Shoes In India That Will Help In Upgrading Your Game 1. Li-Ning Play Badminton Shoes © Amazon India Equipped with a non-marking sole and featuring an upper made of microfiber, these badminton shoes from Li-Ning come in a variety of colour combinations including blue and orange, magenta and white, and blue and neon green. Priced at Rs 2,406, they make for an affordable and reliable option. MRP: Rs 2,406 Buy it here 2. Adidas Men's Quick Force Ind Badminton Shoes © Amazon India Adidas is a brand that needs absolutely no introduction whatsoever, and so you can be rest assured, that these Quick Force badminton shoes from their collection will help you take your court game to the next level. Made of synthetic fibre, they come in two different colour variants - navy blue/silver and neon green/white. They also come with 3 months of warranty, giving you absolutely no reasons to miss out on them. MRP: Rs 3,917 Buy it here 3. Vector X Warrior Badminton Shoes © Amazon India Priced at a mere Rs 948, these Warrior badminton shoes from Vector X provide the most value for your money out of any of the shoes mentioned on this list. Made of PU and mesh, they come equipped with a non-marking EVA rubber sole that gives them high shock absorbing capability, non-toxic synthetic leather that is super eco-friendly and a stylish quarter design that will help you stand out from the crowd. MRP: Rs 948 Buy it here 4. Yonex Super Ace 03 Unisex Badminton Shoes © Amazon India Infused with power cushion technology that helps enhance shock absorption and fastens compression recovery, these Super Ace 03 badminton shoes from Yonex are worth every single penny. They also come equipped with Tru Shape technology that provides incredible stability and comfort, as well as HEXA grip technology for agile and stable footwork. Simply put, they are a strong contender for being the absolute best badminton shoes out there. MRP: Rs 3,399 Buy it here 5. Nivia Super Court Badminton Shoes © Amazon India Yet another budget-friendly option that doesn't hold back on quality, these Super Court badminton shoes from Nivia come with an asymmetrical fit that will give your foot the stability it needs during a competitive badminton match. Featuring a textured outsole, patterned grooves, and a reinforced heel collar, they also have a stylish overlay detail that gives them a modish touch. MRP: Rs 1,143 Buy it here 6. Puma Men's Veloz Indoor Ng Badminton Shoes © Amazon India Puma is one of the world's leading sports brands and this Veloz Indoor variant is no exception. Tailor-made using a mix of synthetic PU and mesh, these badminton shoes give you durability and comfort - making them the perfect option for budding badminton players. Additionally, the non-marking rubber outsole will give you the necessary grip and stability needed for such a competitive sport. MRP: Rs 4,999 Buy it here
  10. If there is one sport after cricket that has become a favourite for most Indians - be it men or women - it's badminton. The popular sport, that more and more Indians are taking a liking to, also makes for a great way of staying fit and being in shape. And if the massive success of Indian champions like Srikanth Kidambi, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and P.V Sindhu are anything to go by, then badminton might be the next big sport that continues to bring India more international glory. Understanding this all too well, we at MensXP have listed the top 5 badminton rackets under Rs 1000 that will certainly help you in improving your game - whether you're a beginner or an expert. All Badminton Players Should Check Out These Top 5 Badminton Rackets Under Rs 1000 In India! 1. Li-Ning XP 90-II Badminton Racket © amazon Made from aluminium and steel alloy, this XP 90-II variant from Li-Ning makes for a great budget-friendly racket for beginners to the game. Equipped with a high tensile slim shaft and a dynamic optimum frame, this incredibly durable racket is designed to enhance your attacking game. MRP: Rs 475 Buy it here 2. Cosco Cb-89 Badminton Racket © amazon When it comes to sporting goods, Cosco is a brand that needs no introduction. As such, this Cb-89 variant from their collection is a great budget-friendly racket to opt for. Made of tempered steel, this green and black variant is bound to help you in taking your badminton game to the next level. MRP: Rs 330 Buy it here 3. Carlton Solar S110i G1 HH Badminton Racket © amazon Not only is this Solar S110i G1 HH variant from Carlton incredibly durable (it's made of a powerful aluminium and steel alloy), but it's incredibly lightweight as well (weighing in at just 105 grams). The perfect amalgamation of comfort and durability, getting this quality racket for a mere Rs 420 makes for a steal. MRP: Rs 420 Buy it here 4. Cosco Cbx-450 Badminton Racket © amazon If you're a slightly more advanced player, then this Cbx-450 racket from Cosco is what you should opt for. Though a bit on the higher side, it's made of aluminium and carbon and comes equipped with a jointless graphite shaft that makes it worth every single penny. MRP: Rs 969 Buy it here 5. Artengo Br700 Adult Badminton Racket © amazon Perhaps the most durable racket on this list, it's made of an aluminium frame, equipped with a steel shaft and the handle is made of wood and polyurethane. What's the icing on the cake? It also comes with two years of warranty! MRP: Rs 660 Buy it here
  11. I am sure you are familiar with the concept of 'bulking'. So, before I lay down the 5 golden rules for putting on mass, here are a few things that you must always consider first: 1) Bulking requires you to eat plenty of food, which you may not be used to. 2) A little bit of fat gain in the bulking phase is completely fine. Don`t fret over it. 3) Consistency is a must for a successful bulk. 4) Utilizing gym time doing more compound exercises is better than isolation work when bulking. Almost everyone in the gym culture, at some point in time, feels unhappy at their current size and wants to take their physique to the next level by adding more mass. This doesn`t come easy especially when you are an ectomorph aka a skinny dude. 1. Stop Doing Any Form Of Steady State Cardio. Stick To Walking Most people have this fear of getting fat when on a bulking phase. So in order to counter that, they will try adding more and more sessions of aerobic workouts in their training, which doesn`t really makes sense. You see them running like mad cows or marrying the stationary bike. Cutting and bulking strategies are two very different things and should be treated like that- differently, not simultaneously. If you fail at gaining weight, then cardio is not for you! © YouTube 2) Keep The Rep Range From 6-8 By this, I mean training certain compound lifts like rows, squats, presses, deadlifts etc in the 6-8 rep range. Muscle grows by various mechanisms and mechanical tension is one of them. If you are always lifting in bodybuilding rep range (considered 6-15 usually), you are missing out on a lot of potential to gain a considerable amount of strength, which the 6-8 rep range can provide. 3) Prioritize Rest. Take More Off Days You don`t need to hit the gym every day to gain muscle mass. Training 3-4 days with good intensity can get you there. Resting properly before hitting the gym will allow your body to recover quickly, restore glycogen levels and not let the stress hormone 'cortisol' kill your gains. © Thinkstock Images 4) Use Creatine Creatine is one of the most studied supplements in the field of sports nutrition and is completely safe (unless you have kidney issues or high BP). I`ve been personally using it for the last 6 years without any issues. Just make sure you drink enough water along with it to maximize results. Supplementing with creatine helps you produce more ATP, or in other words, it increases body ATP reserves which in turn gives you more energy to lift more and grow more (provided you are eating enough). Read more about creatine here. 5) Learn To Eat, A LOT! Failure to eat is the failure to get big. Set your surplus calories and get chewing. Track your weight. If it goes up, stick to the set surplus. If it doesn't, add more calories slowly and steadily. If you can eat anymore, add shakes. But the point is to be very consistent with eating. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  12. These are the times of the internet where being online and going viral is every netizen's waking dream. While we get the fascination behind the WWW, given that it is home to some of the most awesomesauce, exotic and enlightening content from around the world and across the board, yet we fail to fathom the unrestrained dependence people exhibit towards all things “trending” or “viral”. How acceptable are such forms of validations, be it in the form of likes or views? It wasn't long ago since the trend of undertaking viral social media challenges began, with some of the extremely popular ones being the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Mannequin Challenge and more recently the Kiki Challenge made popular by numerous celebs. While these “challenges” started out as means of harmless entertainment, the ungoverned cyber world has allowed other freaky challenges to make their way into our lives via phones and laptops. The 'Fatal' Momo Challenge © YouTube One such challenge that has surfaced most recently is called the Momo Challenge and it will remind you of the Blue Whale Challenge that troubled the nation not so long ago. Targeted at unsuspecting young minds, this challenge came into the limelight after a 12-year old Argentinian girl allegedly killed herself over the 'challenge'. It works pretty similarly to the Blue Whale Challenge as well - people are lured and given instructions to follow, failing which they are blackmailed and threatened with dire consequences. How It Works © YouTube Mexican Computer Crime Investigation Unit has reported that the challenge started in a Facebook group wherein members were 'challenged' to contact a particular number. Once the contact was established they were ordered to follow instructions and if they refused, they were threatened and sent violent and disturbing images. With Japanese artist Midori Hayashi's artwork 'Mother Bird' as its avatar, the Momo accounts have been found to be connected to three numbers in Mexico, Columbia and Japan. A number of alleged Momo cases have been reported from France, the US, Germany and Mexico. Though there haven't been any reports of the challenge having reached the Indian subcontinent, but with a growing number of Indians subscribing to mobile data services and getting online, the possibility of the challenge reaching India might not be too far into the future. Here Is What You Should Do © Twitter Though the challenge is targeted at teens but there is no denying that a lot of 'adventurous' souls out there might also feel the urge to give this a go, even if simply for the “kicks”. What we need to do as a society is to accept that the challenge might hit the screens in India any day now and we need to be prepared. Talking about it and cautioning the youngsters around us is a no brainer but the next best thing is to have open conversations around cyber bullying and mindlessly giving in to every other online challenge that surfaces, either for the likes or the kicks you might expect to get out of them. This Momo Challenge surely isn't as fun as the name might suggest and it will do us a great deal of good to give this one a miss.
  13. Xiaomi launched the Mi A2 in India today and we've been playing around with the phone ever since it was announced in Madrid. The key feature on the Mi A1 was the Android One operating system, however, the Chinese company has turned up a notch with its successor. © Akshay Bhalla The Mi A2 has a vertical dual camera setup and has a refreshed design for the newly launched phone. The smartphone will compete with the Honor Play and other mid-tier smartphones that offer a similar experience. Having said that, let's see how it fared during the course of our review: Design Language Xiaomi phones are always aesthetically pleasing and the Mi A2 is no exception. It has the same prominent “Android One” branding on the back where the antenna lines are barely visible on the black colour variant. It has a vertical dual camera module on the top left corner which protrudes and a fingerprint sensor right below it (at the centre). You will definitely end up using the supplied cover in order to protect the camera lens. © Akshay Bhalla In terms of ergonomics, the Mi A2 is less bulky than its predecessor and fits well in the palm of your hands. It slimmer than the A1 albeit a gram heavier. The thinner, heavier and better-designed smartphone definitely works in its favour as it sits extremely well in your pocket. © Akshay Bhalla The other thing you will notice is that the headphone jack has been removed, which does not make sense to us. Xiaomi says the headphone jack has been removed to accommodate a thinner design, however, we are unable to fathom this explanation since smartphones like OnePlus 6 and Galaxy S9, smartphones with a thinner body are capable of having the 3.5 mm jack. Anyway, if you want to listen to music, you will either have to use a wireless headphone, as the phone supports Bluetooth 5.0, or carry the supplied dongle with you everywhere. Display © Akshay Bhalla The Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch FHD+ LCD display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 2160 X 1080. There are noticeable bezels on the top and bottom which is far less than its predecessor. The display was able to portray accurate and vivid colours while the sharpness was also on point considering this is an LCD Display. We also appreciate the fact that Xiaomi did not adopt a display with a “notch”, because it is simply annoying to see another iPhone X clone. Performance The Mi A2 is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor and is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For the GPU, Xiaomi opted to include the Adreno 512 chipset which is more than enough for casual gaming. If you are looking to play PUBG on this phone, we would suggest you have a look at the Honor Play for a better experience. The Mi A2 scored a respectable 1639 in the single-core test while it managed to rake in 4824 for the multi-core test. © Akshay Bhalla The overall performance of the smartphone felt snappy and fluid when it came to multi-tasking and casual gaming. Even though the SD 660 chipset is known for better battery life, we found the Xiaomi Mi A2 lacking in this department. We would have liked to see the smartphone last longer, as it would require charging at least twice a day. The Mi A2 is outfitted with a 3,000 mAh battery and as a USB Type-C port. The good news is that this time it supports Quick Charging 4 even though the supplied charger can only support QC 3. You will have to buy a charger that supports QC 4 at a later stage to reap full benefits. Camera Performance © Akshay Bhalla Xiaomi has now improved the camera on the Mi A2 drastically, as it has a 12-megapixel (Sony IMX486) + 20-megapixel (IMX 376) primary cameras with both lenses having an aperture of f/1.75. The f/1.75 aperture enables the smartphone to let in more light which effectively results in better photos and low-light pictures. The secondary sensor can also be fired up individually, in case you need to use the 4-in-1 2μm Super Pixel feature. Overall, we managed to click some amazing images with the Mi A2, especially when it came to portrait shots. The selfie camera is also quite impressive as it can take AI enabled shots via its 20-megapixel sensor. Here are a few sample shots for your reference: Some spectacular shots using the #MiA2 which is set to launch in India soon. 2 days to be precise. #technology #smartphones #xiaomi A post shared by Akshay Bhalla / Høax (@editorinchief) on Aug 6, 2018 at 8:48am PDT The Final Say © Akshay Bhalla The Mi A2 is a mid-budget smartphone that blows the competition out of the water. It performs well thanks to the stock Android experience. The smartphone costs Rs 17,499 and it has easily become one of our favourite budget smartphone of 2018. The camera does a great job and is definitely a step up from its predecessor and performs well for daily use. We would have loved to see it last longer than it does, as we feel Xiaomi should have included a bigger battery. Xiaomi launched the Mi A2 in India today and we've been playing around with the phone ever since it was announced in Madrid. The key feature on the Mi A1 was the Android One operating system, however, the Chinese company has turned up a notch with its successor.
  14. The drama surrounding Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the whole test match series between India and England seems to be thickening now. Kohli recently hit headlines after he mimicked England captain Joe Roots epic 'mic drop' celebration after he was run out, and ran around the field blowing kisses in the air. © Twitter Soon after, Kohli was playing his innings as wifey Anushka watched him play. When he hit his century, the doting husband kissed his wedding ring for the world to see, as Anushka beamed with joy from the gallery. © Instagram However, yesterday after England won the first Test match, the English fans couldn't help but mock the Indian team while the team bus left the venue. A group of English fans got together to chant 'where's your Kohli now' while many others including some Indian fans shouted 'balle balle' The game is getting tougher for our men in blue but Virat Kohli, as usual, is working on an iron-clad response for the English. As far as 'Where's your Kohli' is concerned, they just have to wait and watch till he strikes back again!
  15. Confused, lost and uncertain? If that's your style, then you've arrived at the right quiz. More often than not, we adapt to the latest trends and turn that into our go-to fashion statement, while at the same time, being extremely uncertain about how it reflects our personality and what it says about our taste. Well, not any more! There is so much more to fashion than just flashy bright clothes and torn denims; and it's time we explore just that. So let's get started and find out what your go-to style mantra needs to be!
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  17. Almost like a synonym of embarrassment, unfortunately — man boobs exist on a lot of chests. Reasons could be plenty: an unhealthy lifestyle, an excess intake of the wrong edibles and well, even Gynecomastia. But these are just facts, another harsh reality also persists — it's nothing that you need to show off. © Just Jared But while you're on your way to try and eliminate them (through a planned workout regime or surgical removal), you can rather try and conceal them in public. These style hacks below, will take you a long mile in this aspect: 1. Ever Spotted Compression T-shirts On Anyone? Also known as a go-to apparel move for gym buffs — compression T-shirts are form-fitting pieces that literally fit like second skin; they stick to your body. Result? For workout freaks, they provide support, flexion and reduces the risk of injuries and for men with man boobs, it flattens the surface to boost your self-confidence (in case you're conscious of your man boobs). Compression T-shirts are a concealing layer for your unwanted chest bumps. © Under Armour 2. More The Layers, The Better. While we'd recommend layering up, come what may, in summers — it does become a little impossible. However, you can find an alternative anyway. Instead of hopping on a jacket, throw on shirts in thick materials onto your T-shirt of choice (your T-shirt's your primary layer). Think woven fabrics, padded materials to a great concealing experience. 3. When Wearing Prints, Opt For Minimal Contrast. In general, prints are a great way to hide your man boobs. But if you think big, gigantic prints will do the trick, think twice — its going to make your chest region appear bigger. Instead, turn to smaller prints to try and flatten the surface around your chest. 4. When Going All-Solid, Wear Darker Colours. It's a given: lighter hues and tones put any body flaws on display (at least better than a dark-toned shirt). So, if you're planning on going all-solid in life, turn to dark coloured or neutral hues (blues, dark greys, black etc). Try this for maximal results. © Todd Shelton 5. In General, Contrast Is Your Enemy. Stay Away From It. By offering lesser colour-contrast to the eyes, you're going to keep the attention away from what you're wearing on top. People would give it a look once and then, look away; they wouldn't give it a long glance. So, stick to minimal or no contrast in your choice of shirts/T-shirts for a splendid man-boob concealing exercise. Plus, don't break your body up using contrast. Give the eye a linear view, to ensure people ignore the aspect of having man boobs.
  18. It is a given that life without the magic of movies sounds like a complete drag. The big on-screen picture often gives us life goals and teaches us the importance of a relationship, as the cinematic bonds do influence our lives in ways more than one can imagine. While love stories are usually the highlight in most plots, there are also films that revolve around the magic of friendship. Some amazing flicks have taught us that one doesn't need to be best friends with the same gender or even the same age or species, but that BFFs can be any two souls on this planet, who have a connection! Be it Mowgli and Bagheera, the gang from 'Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara', Winnie the Pooh and Christopher, or the music band of 'Rock On', movies have shown us that friendship can strike anywhere and with anyone! As Friendship Day inches closer, it's time to celebrate that special bond with your friends. So grab some beer and chips, and spend a lazy day watching these amazing movies and shows with your best friends: 1. Jungle Book A heart-warming story about family, friendship and growing up, 'Jungle Book' is about Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who is guided by his animal guardians Bagheera and Baloo. The movie strikes all the right chords and makes you remember your childhood days. 2. 3 Idiots If there is a movie that defines true friendship and bonding for life, it is Rajkumar Hirani's '3 Idiots'. The movie portrays the friendship of three boys who meet in college and swear to be best friends for life. From their first smoke to their first heartbreaks, they have been through each other's ups and downs together. It's the story of discovering their own paths and reuniting to find their long lost friend. 3. Christopher Robin A movie that we can't wait to watch. Christopher Robin, who played with Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood as a kid, has grown into a sensible man with a family. But growing up has its consequences. Left with literally no one, Pooh magically re-appears in his home in London to make things right. They set out on an adventure that reminds Christopher to value the most important thing in his life. The love and bond of Pooh and Christopher in this Disney film will melt your heart. Time to relive your good old happy days again! 4. Dosti Making it to the list is Bollywood's black and white movie 'Dosti'. If you haven't watched it yet, you are truly missing on a classic. The poignant story of Ramu (Sushil Kumar) and Mohan (Sudhir Kumar) is exactly what friendship should stand for. 5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S Well, this one doesn't need an introduction. F.R.I.E.N.D.S is all about six reckless adults living in Manhattan, as they indulge in adventures which make their lives both troublesome and happening. The series takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. Nothing beats binging this on Friendship Day 6. The Reunion "Kabhi kabhi aage jaane ke liye peeche mudh ke dekhna zaroori hota hai." A must watch, 'The Reunion' is a story about four best friends. Get ready for a hit of nostalgia, as the show will take you right down memory lane. The series is filled with unexpected twists and turns. The storyline is like a rollercoaster ride that dwells on a myriad of emotions. Each episode builds up in the most unexpected way, making it the perfect pick for millennials. 7. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara This movie truly redefined the meaning of friendship in the truest sense of the millennial era. The film revolves around Arjun, Kabir, and Imran, who have been inseparable since childhood. They set off to Spain on a bachelor trip and face things that they have been running from. A story on bromance and friendship, music, humour, and the direction one's life takes. Nothing can be better than this one for sure! 8. Dil Chahta Hai This movie marked the directorial debut of Farhan Akhtar. Set in modern-day urban Mumbai and Sydney, the movie brilliantly focuses on the transition period of the lives of three young friends, which changed their lives in a way no one expected. Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna set the trend for movies based on friendship with this successful film, which till date holds an iconic status. 90's kids did swear by this film and still, do! 9. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani This Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin starrer gave many major friendship and travel goals. A revitalizing take on romance and friendship, this is a movie that you can watch anytime, anywhere and enjoy it to the fullest. 10. Rock On From music, friendship to life complexities, 'Rock On' is a heart-wrenching story. Taking us through the life of a Mumbai based band starring Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli, the movie is about reliving your dream. Witness how these friends reunite as adults to once again create magic via music!
  19. Can you imagine living life without having your bros around you? Things would become so much more difficult (and an awful lot boring) if that were to be the case. I mean who would you go to the gym with? Who would you call when you are craving a beer at 11 in the night? Who would be your wingman? Needless to say, they hold an incredibly unique place in our lives. So why not celebrate them by getting them a really cool gift? Especially with Friendship Day being this Sunday? So to help you celebrate the Jai to your Veeru and the Barney to your Ted this Friendship Day, here are 5 amazing gifts you could give them that would make them feel really special. 1) This MensXP Man Box That Will Upgrade Their Grooming Game Have you ever wondered why there aren't as many (and of as good a quality) grooming essentials catering to men as there are those that cater to their female counterparts? Well, while that's majorly a problem with the grooming industry as a whole, MensXP has come up with a Man Box that will upgrade any man's grooming game. The 5X razor from Spruce Shave Club, a post-shave balm from Bombay Shaving Company, a face wash from Raw Nature and a hair gel from Ustraa are just a few of the seven amazing products that would make for an incredible gift for your bros. MRP: Rs 899 (After special Friendship Day discount) Buy it here 2) These Amazing Bottle-Openers That Are Uber Cool © Amazon India If your bro is someone who loves his beers as much as George R.R Martin loves killing characters, then these uber cool tiny bottle-openers would make for an amazing Friendship Day gift. Apart from ensuring that they always have a bottle-opener around, you'd also probably help your bro prevent a trip to the dentist. And since they cost just Rs. 198, they are super affordable as well. MRP: Rs 198 Buy it here 3) Naveed Arts - 3D Illusion LED lamp -7 Colour Changing for Decoration(Multicolour) © Amazon India While all of us reel from the aftermath of Avengers Infinity Wars, you can probably help out your bros feel a little better about the future of the Marvel Universe by gifting them this kickass 3D LED lamp. Designed in the shape of Iron Man's helmet, it will make for a great Friendship Day gift for your bros who consider themselves to be Superhero fans - even the ones who swear their allegiance to DC. MRP: Rs 1,299 Buy it here 4) These Kickass Deadpool Headphones © Amazon India If your bro is someone who regularly works out at the gym, goes for morning runs on a daily basis, or has to travel by the metro everyday, then the importance of owning headphones in their lives cannot be stressed enough. So why not make their Friendship Day more special by gifting them these kickass Deadpool headphones? Not only would they help pump up your bro during his workouts or make commuting to work less agonising, but they'll also make for a super cool addition to their music essentials. MRP: Rs 1,399 Buy it here 5) A Hand Grip Strengthener That Acts As A Major Stressbuster © Amazon India Whether it's related to our work life or our personal life, most of us are constantly in some state of stress or another. As such, this hand grip strengthener, that acts as a major stressbuster, makes for a great gift to give to your bro, one that is also super affordable at a mere Rs 275. MRP: Rs 275 Buy it here
  20. WhatsApp has announced the launch of its first revenue-generating channel and it's not as simple as just serving ads. The instant messenger was acquired by Facebook, and since then it was always expected that ads will be coming to the app sometime in future. For now, a WhatsApp spokesperson has confirmed TechCrunch that the chat app is planning to run ads inside the Status tab of the app. The ads will be powered by Facebook's native advertising system and will "help familiarise users with business" on WhatsApp. Starting from 2019, WhatsApp will start showing ads in the Status tab. © Reuters Currently, Facebook is also using the same technique on Instagram to push ads. While they are natively shown in the feed as well as stories, when it comes to WhatsApp, there are concerns surrounding the use of chat history for ad targeting. Thankfully, WhatsApp has firmly always said that all chat content is encrypted and cannot be viewed by the company itself. On the other hand, the company is also launching new Business APIs that will let businesses respond to messages from users for free for up to 24 hours. After the 24 hour period, companies will be charged for sending messages to the users. © WhatsApp What this means is, you can soon expect companies to start contacting you via WhatsApp Messenger instead of normal text SMS. BookMyShow has been running a pilot for quite a few months in India wherein it sends the booked ticket details over WhatsApp. In the same way, even Myntra has been trying to send out order confirmations and updates via the instant messenger. According to the company, there is a fixed rate per country for messages delivered via WhatsApp and that price vary significantly per country: “In general, the range for these messages is roughly half of $0.01 to $0.09 per message delivered.” © Reuters WhatsApp has been free to use since its inception, while the company did charge a nominal fee in the early stage, it soon stopped the subscription model and has been completely free to use since then. The app has 2.23 billion active users worldwide and is the top instant messaging choice for everyone. Source: TechCrunch
  21. There's a reason why they say "A dog is a man's best friend". Many people view their pets as a part of the family and rightly so. People don't just want their dogs to be healthy – they want them to be happy and to know that they treasure them. What better way to show their affection than to give their pooch some serious pampering? And it's only fair to indulge them in a way that will not just make them happy, but also enhance their lives. Here are 7 things you can buy your pets and show them just how much you love them, while giving them a healthy life: 1. Natural Detangle Solution Qtrove We would love to see our furry friends run in a field towards us, with their fur flowing in the air. But more often than not, we forget that their mats get entangled too. This organic detangle solution has Camellia Japonica, a Japanese shrub that has super emollient and detangling qualities, which increases elasticity allowing easy separation of the matted hair. It also contains nutrients to help reconstruct damaged hair tissue. Win-win! 2. Pure Raw Honey Qtrove It's known that sugary food causes our pets' skin to itch. Well, no more. If you want to treat your pet to something sweet, look no further than this Pure Raw Honey. It contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and K, plus calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, sulphur, potassium, manganese, copper, and iodine which is good for our dogs. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in raw honey make it a functional food for dogs. 3. Paw Balm Qtrove If you think your pet licks their paws obsessively, it is a matter of concern. They could be doing so because their paws are dry and damaged. This Paw Balm is a 100% natural blend of butters and plant oils and is formulated especially to heal rough, chapped and dry dog paw pads, making them soft and smooth. And if your dog still doesn't stop licking, you can feel confident knowing every last ingredient that goes into these dog-products is carefully sourced. 4. Conditioning Soap Qtrove Pamper your four-legged love with a luxuriously refreshing and conditioning bath with this hand-crafted cleanser with Aloe Vera, Lemongrass, and Neem extracts. It is free from artificial fragrances, parabens, artificial additives or SLES. 5. Organic Anti-Tick/Flea Shampoo Qtrove Get rid of ticks and fleas off your canine companion without the use of harmful chemicals, with this organic shampoo. Its hypoallergenic conditioning soothes the skin and its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties keep your pet's mane healthy. 6. Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Qtrove A super hit with every dog, these cookies are basically peanut butter sandwiched between oats cookies. Jam-packed with protein and heart-healthy fats, this one is sure to turn your furball into a fireball of energy! The best part is, that if you buy this from Qtrove.com, you can customize orders based upon your dog's allergies. 7. Coco-Therapy Supplements Qtrove As they grow old, our pets too need supplements like we do. And Do Bandar's coco-therapy supplements are the best health supplement for your dog. The supplements are made with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and extracts of turmeric. Virgin coconut oil is an amazing super-food that helps with numerous health conditions ranging from arthritis to diabetes, heart disease to weight issues, dry skin and pads to open wounds. And you can find all of these wonder products for your furry friends at the one-stop-shop for all things good- Qtrove.com. Whether you want to buy dog food, shampoo, conditioner, or a collar, you will find this and much more on Qtrove.com. They make sure that they deliver only the best to you. This curated marketplace exhibits and sells only natural and sustainable products from passionate sellers across the country. The products are made naturally and consciously by local sellers for Qtrove, which intends to bring their products to the national audience. So, it's time to say bye to mass-produced and boring factory-made goods. At Qtrove.com, products are made in limited numbers, either by hand or in small facilities with individual care. Embrace Qtrove.com as your go-to marketplace for all things pure and good. Spread the good karma by embracing the ultimate shop for good things- Qtrove.com!
  22. The process of tracking your weight just with the help of a weighing scale has been etched in stone. Majority of the people (I would say close to 99 percent) think that they only make progress when the weighing scale shows a decreased number. This, however, is an incorrect way of tracking your progress whether you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle mass. The scale is only ONE of the factors to measure your progress, not the ONLY or the MOST IMPORTANT one. In this article, I am going to talk about how a variety of factors influence your bodyweight and why you should not be stressing a lot about it. 1) Measurements © accufitness Look at the inches. Measure your body circumferences like the neck, chest, waist, and the hip on a weekly basis and compare them. If you have a little extra time on your hand, adding individual arms and legs can also be done. If you do not make any progress in terms of weight lost but you have lost inches, it is a clear indicator of progress. There are a lot of factors that can affect your body weight; for example, most people ignore the fact that when you start working out with weights (especially in the first 6 months of training), you build muscle along with losing fat. 2) Photos © Hitchfit Take a full picture of yourself in athletic clothing or without clothes from the front, back, and sides on a weekly basis. Make sure that you do not wear clothes that fit you differently as it can make it difficult to measure the progress. Other than that, pictures are truly worth a thousand words. You will yourself be astonished to see the changes happening over time. 3) T-shirt Test © kewlioo Take a t-shirt or go buy a smaller sized/tight-fitting one if you could. Give it a try every two weeks. See if the fit of it is changing with time. If there are gradual changes in the way the T-shirt fits you, you obviously have made progress as the scales might not have moved but the t-shirt will not lie. 4) Track Your Workouts Carry a journal to the gym and note down everything that you are doing. Over time you will see how stronger or athletic you are getting and your performance is improving. Moreover, losing weight on the scale should not be the sole purpose or the end goal because of which you start your fitness, getting fit should be and tracking how much you have progressed in the gym is one the best ways to track your fitness levels. 5) Participate In A Fitness Challenge © the freshtoast Always wanted to go trekking but never could due to a pain in your joints? Well, how about you give it a try after sticking to a fitness regime for a couple of months? You might end up surpassing your own expectations. Remember, getting fit or healthy is not just targeting a number on the weighing scale. Getting fit is a lot more than achieving a target weight; it is a lifestyle. Enjoy the journey rather than stressing about a number. Incorporating these tracking methods will give you a lot more peace of mind and make sure that you are not too hung up on only one aspect and are able to gauge your fitness progress better. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. Nav is an avid bodybuilding enthusiast and heads the NABBA (National amateur bodybuilders association) as a General Secretary. This innate passion and position has helped him work with a lot of bodybuilders to help them take their physique at the next level. He also has a lovely pet called Buster whom he enjoys playing with in his free time. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness to take your fitness and physique to the next level.
  23. One of the most neglected factors when it comes to making progress in terms of fitness that people ignore is stress. Many a times, people who struggle with their fitness goals are going through some sort of stress in their life. Most people make the mistake of ignoring this factor but once you start managing stress better, other things start falling into place more easily. How Stress Works © Pixabay Trying to make progress in your fitness levels while being chronically stressed is like pushing your motorbike to the place that you want to ride it to. You might reach there but it would be a hell lot harder than if you would have ridden it. The reason behind it is that your body's sympathetic nervous system is stuck in "on" mode. It's like your body's smoke alarm is constantly going off which basically makes it's very hard for you to focus on anything and it depletes your will as well. The Peace Killing Hormone Is Friends With Stress Being stressed also makes your body produce a hormone called cortisol which has been linked to triggering cravings for comfort foods and eventually, food binges. Stress also depletes the energy you use to exert self-control. For example, if you are having a bad day at the office and someone offers you a piece of cake, you'll find it a lot harder to not eat it. Our impulse control takes a hit when we feel distressed, so we look for ways to feel better and that piece of cake looks like a very good alternative. How To Tackle Stress 1) The first and the foremost thing that you should do is that you should admit that you are stressed out. Only then you will look for a remedy to your problem. 2) Once, that is out of the picture, you should scale back a little. May be cut down on the number of sessions you work out every week and start dedicating your time towards an activity that you enjoy doing. This will help alleviate the stress of trying to do too much at once. 3) If you are trying to lose weight and the weight on the scale is stuck, remember, weight is just a number. Giving it too much importance can be stressful. There are many more factors to consider when it comes to tracking “fat loss” like taking your measurement, taking photos of yourself regularly, and looking at how your clothes fit you, etc. © Thinkstock 4) You should also look at adding activities which can relax you mentally and physically like yoga and meditation. These activities only take a few minutes of your time rather than hours and can go a long way de-stressing you. Taking care of yourself and it does not only include fitness and nutrition, take up a hobby or do an activity that you like doing, as doing things that you like reduces stress and keeps you active which in turn helps you live a happy life along with a healthy one. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. Nav is an avid bodybuilding enthusiast and heads the NABBA (National amateur bodybuilders association) as a General Secretary. This innate passion and position has helped him work with a lot of bodybuilders to help them take their physique at the next level. He also has a lovely pet called Buster whom he enjoys playing with in his free time. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness to take your fitness and physique to the next level.
  24. So you've recently completed a gaining period and you're headed for a beach bod in the next three months. The first thing that comes up in your mind is that you have to start doing your cardio to get ripped, right? Even today, majority of the population hitting the gym thinks that you need to do tons of cardio sessions to melt that layer of fat and get lean. What you don't understand is that too much of cardio can also lead to muscle loss. Yes, you read that right. If you put too much stress on aerobic training and prolonged cardio sessions are a regular for you, you may actually be killing all the gains that you made in past couple of weeks or months. Cardio Is Catabolic, Resistance Training Is Anabolic © YouTube Your body is in an anabolic state when it builds more muscle fiber than it breaks down. So when you do resistance training and provide your body a good nutritious diet, it becomes anabolic and you gain muscles. However, the opposite happens if you do not weight train and do not have nutritious diet. Your body becomes catabolic and eats up the muscle glycogen stores in the body making you look thin. You have to lift weights in order to build muscles. Cardio sessions alone can't help you with any muscle gain. What Is Cardio? © Pinterest Cardio is generally a term that is used for cardiovascular exercises in fitness Industry. This includes any and all the activities that elevate your heart rate and keep it elevated for a certain period of time which generally lasts for about 30 to 40 mins. Cardio could include any of the following activities, running, jogging, bicycle, elliptical trainer, zumba, aerobics, tabata, etc. Cardio exercises could be boring for majority of individuals as you have to do the same repeated movements daily again and again without much variation. Does Cardio Lead To Muscle Loss? Well, not in every case. What matters here is the diet that you are taking and the intensity with which you are doing your workout. If you fuel your body with enough carbs before and after your workout, you will probably not lose your muscles to those cardio sessions. This is because if your body has enough carbs and muscle glycogen available, it will not target muscle tissue for fuel source. However, if you are in a calorie deficit diet, and your cardio sessions make up for hours of prolonged sessions, there is quite high probability that you will suffer muscles loss. Because in this case, your muscle glycogens will be depleted and your body will turn catabolic as it needs fuel to support the energy required to perform the cardiovascular exercise. How To Prevent Muscle Loss © YouTube Yes, there is a way to prevent the muscle loss that may happen due to long cardio sessions. First, if the motive of your cardio session is to burn fat, then prefer a moderate intensity cardio over an HIIT. A moderate intensity cardio uses higher ratio of fat to glycogen than HIIT. When you do HIIT, your body uses more glycogen and carbs. Secondly, limit your cardio sessions for only a couple of days in a week. Too much of cardio is boring and undesirable. Even if you're doing it for fat loss, there are better ways to achieve a lean physique, which is mindful eating and weight training. Thirdly, if at all you do plan to do lots of cardio, make sure to feed your body with enough carbs so that your body does not turn catabolic. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  25. We all want to look our absolute best, don't we? There's no reason to believe why any of us would ever want to not look our best. Now when it comes to men, this task can be a bit more daunting (and even frustrating) because quality grooming essentials for men are like surviving characters in 'Game of Thrones' - virtually non-existent! This becomes even more accurate when it comes to products catering to facial hair, including quality beard and moustache waxes that can be a bit hard to come by. This doesn't mean that we can do without them, especially since scraggly and shaggy beards can be a major turn off. So keeping that in mind, here are the best moustache waxes in India that all men need to add to their grooming kits. Check Out These Best Moustache Waxes In India That Will Make You A Hit Among The Ladies Ustraa Mooch Wax, 100 gm © amazon As a brand dealing in grooming essentials for men, especially those catering to moustache and beard care, Ustraa needs absolutely no introduction. As such, this mooch wax from their collection is no different as well. Infused with China clay and lemon oil, it will give your moustache a superior hold, keep it nourished and won't leave it dry. Additionally, it also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that will help you maintain hair hygiene. MRP: Rs 339 Buy it here Beardhood Moustache And Beard Wax, 30 gm © amazon Just like Ustraa, Beardhood is yet another brand that deals in premium grooming essentials for Indian men. As such, this moustache and beard wax from their collection warrants a much-deserved spot on your bathroom shelf. Rich in handpicked essential oils (including avocado and coconut ), shea butter, beeswax and Vitamin E, this moustache wax makes for a great addition to your grooming artillery. Sulfate and paraben free, not only will it not cause any damage to your skin, but it also has a very musky scent. MRP: Rs 359 Buy it here Man Arden Beard & Moustache Wax Legend, 50 gm © amazon If you are harbouring a stubble and are not one of those who is growing a bonafide mane, then this beard and moustache wax from Man Arden is perfect for you. Rich in beeswax, Pro Vitamin B5 and lacking any harmful parabens or sulphates, this non-oily and non-sticky wax will make your facial hair more manageable, better groomed and, as an icing on the cake, will leave you with a sweet Arabian Oudh scent as well. MRP: Rs 399 Buy it here Saint Beard Beard And Moustache Wax, 25 gm © amazon Priced at just Rs 249, this beard and moustache wax from Saint Beard makes for one of the most affordable products on this list. Giving you incredible value for money, it contains a gamut of natural ingredients including shea and cocoa butter, as well as jojoba, argan and tea tree oils, that help remove unwanted beard curls and give your facial hair the shape you desire. MRP: Rs 249 Buy it here Beardo Beard and Moustache Wax Extra Strong, 50 gm © amazon As the name suggests itself, this beard and moustache wax from Beardo is 'extra strong', and is infused with rich ingredients such as coconut oil, menthol, castor oil and liquid paraffin that make it a premium (and incredibly effective) addition to your grooming regimen. MRP: Rs 450 Buy it here The Real Man Moustache Wax, 50 gm © amazon Specially formulated for real men, this moustache wax is made from 100% natural ingredients - including beeswax, almond oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, castor oil and menthol. Not only will it help you groom and tame your mooch, but it will also help you avoid hair loss, skin inflammation, itchiness and rashes that other beard and moustache waxes can sometimes cause. MRP: Rs 240 Buy it here Beardo Moustache Growth Roll On, 8 ml © amazon Finally, we have this moustache growth roll from Beardo. If you're on a really tight budget, but still want something that will help you groom your beard and mooch, this is perfect for you as it'll help manage your facial hair and make it frizz-free as well. It's also perfect for those who want a quick-fix before a corporate meeting or social event that they have to attend. MRP: Rs 220 Buy it here
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