Sunday, December 29, 2013

Anderson Silva's leg break analysis



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"This moment from last night's fight is going down in Mma history. Anderson silva ended up breaking his leg on a kick he landed on his opponent. A classic mistake was made here which is taught to all fighters indulging in powerful kicks - which Anderson either didn't know due to his lack of training in striking techniques or he miscalculated in the heat of them moment : when landing a powerful kick, the kick needs to be delivered from the hip, opening it up so as to not land the kick with the flat part of the shin bone which has a higher probability of snapping. This difference in kicking technique often isn't taught overtly in martial art forms that use kicks for 'points' instead of using them for knockouts. "

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Women Can't Do Pullups. Says who?




So, women can't do pull ups eh? Check this out. The CEO of K11 - ex rockclimber, Kalyani Capadia showing you how it's done. Like a BOSS. #woman #power #gym #training #fitness #hellyeah"

Though it is a fact that it i usually tougher for women to do pullups as compared to men.
Why is it tougher for women to do pull ups? For 3 reasons mainly:
1. Higher percentage of natural average body fat
- which makes the body heavier, making all bodyweight exercises a tad bit tougher.

2. Lack of practice
- which results in lower levels of central nervous system conditioning.

3. Lower general focus on strength
- what i call the 'cardio bunny' phenomenon. Most women generally tend to ignore strength training due to a misconception that lifting weights or doing strength training will make them 'large' or 'muscular'. and the wider media propagated misconception that 'cardio' will 'tone' them up.

Does that mean women cant do pull ups? NO WAY! When they put in effort and the practice, they can. Just like Kalyani did in the video posted above.

Remember, the only thing that makes tough easy, is practice. And practice, begins with STARTING OFF.

Just Do It!

-Pushkaraj S Shirke

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Perfect Body: What is PERFECT?



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That's Dimitryt Klokovv - killing the sport of crossfit with his sheer olympic weight lifting skills. Sheer Perfection. Sheer Beauty. Sheer Strength.
If you ask me what is a perfect body - This right here is my concept of a perfect body - beast strong and fat free. Not the typical model boy lean with chicken legs and steroid shredded cut abs with zero strength.

Strength is an addiction. And I am an addict. 
-Pushkaraj S Shirke


 #fitness #body #physique #perfection #ohp #strength #muscle #absThe PERFET

Why is training with Heavy Weights Important and More Efficient?


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There's a reason why some of the longest reigning bodybuilders like arnold and ronnie coleman were essentially Powerlifters - cause nothing causes more efficient muscular hypertrophy than heavy lifting. (Please re read the word 'efficient' - efficiency is repetitive and consistent outperformance / excellence at performance) Contrary to proponents of high rep = high hypertrophy workouts for bodybuilders, maximum muscle fibre and motor unit recruitment occurs at the heaviest lifts. So why be built like a balloon and as weak as a kitten when you can be built like an ox and as strong as one? 


#myth #busting #bodybuilding #muscle #gym #arnold #projectbattleready " 
- Pushkaraj S Shirke

Friday, December 13, 2013

How is the Perfect Human Body?



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Sheer Perfection. If you ask me what is a perfect body - This right here is my concept of a perfect body - beast strong and fat free. Not the typical model boy lean with chicken legs and steroid shredded cut abs with zero strength. Strength is an addiction. And I am an addict. -Pushkaraj S Shirke


 #fitness #body #physique #perfection #ohp #strength #muscle #abs

Monday, December 9, 2013

why is training with Heavy Weights Important and more efficient?



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"There's a reason why some of the longest reigning bodybuilders like arnold and ronnie coleman were essentially Powerlifters - cause nothing causes more efficient muscular hypertrophy than heavy lifting. (Please re read the word 'efficient' - efficiency is repetitive and consistent outperformance / excellence at performance) Contrary to proponents of high rep = high hypertrophy workouts for bodybuilders, maximum muscle fibre and motor unit recruitment occurs at the heaviest lifts. So why be built like a balloon and as weak as a kitten when you can be built like an ox and as strong as one? 


#myth #busting #bodybuilding #muscle #gym #arnold #projectbattleready "

my 2014 wishlist: STRENGTH



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"My wishlist for 2014: Strength above everything else. Overcoming my osteoporotic bones and Pushing myself as hard as I can, This is one thing I want to achieve this year. Come what may. I have taken 2 months off diet before the year begins so that I leave myself no excuses to slack off once I get back into superhuman training mode. No excuses. At all. 


 #gym #weighttraining #strength #power #wishlist #k11 #icaniwill "

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tired of Paid Media? Stop BUYING 'NEWS'.



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"You can't blame the media alone if you aren't wiling to take action yourself. I personally haven't purchased a single newspaper in 5 years because i know it's full of bullshit. You you are sic and tired of it too, stop buying it. Buy buying bullshit, you are only encouraging bullshit. #meme #media #commercialism #advertorials #lies #press #fake #news "

Coping With Runner's shin splints, shin and ankle pain and more.

This was a comment thread on my page. 'project battleready' that i figured will be helpful for everyone with shin splints and shin pain caused by running.

Dear curator, do you have any tips for relief from the aches and pains we get from working out. Not the 2nd day aches. But the 3rd week onwards type persistent pains. Haan Pushkaraj?
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  • Project Battleready Running on asphalt is bad for your joints. But if you are preparing for the marathon, you have to condition yourslf to run on asphalt. Treadmill running wont have a huge carryover in performance to running a marathon.
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  • Project Battleready Hahahahaha you're welcome Sony Varghese. And don't worry, I not into your body parts  you can work on them all for yourself. X-D
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  • Project Battleready If the pain is in your shin area, you might be getting shin splints (micro fractures in your shin bone). You could do the following:
    1. Periodize your running into long run days and short run days. Put in rest days where you soak your legs in hot water. 
    2. Tape your shins with straps while running. 
    3. Wear shoes with well padded soles to avoid impact on the shin and joints. Try a brand called 'asics'. 
    4. Have 3 tablets of ZMA at night before sleeping and 2 tabs of ccm (calcium citrate maltate) each in the morning and afternoon before your meals. This will keep your shin bone recovery at par. 
    5. Strength train your tibia to make it stronger. It's the muscle at the fore side if the shin. When strengthened, it effectively takes a lot of the load while running. 

    Hope this helps,
    Do write back and lemme know how it's going. 
    Cheers!
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    • Sony Varghese Thanks Pushkaraj, I am obliged  In fact this whole decision to get out of my sedentary lifestyle and start running is all because of you. The constant peppy and inspirational posts you would put up on Facebook. Thanks for being my Dronacharya, just one request, don't ask for my thumb or any other body part 
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  • Project Battleready thats fatigue most probably. make sure you ahve your proteins even on your rest days. get atleast 2 days of rest a week if you are a beginner. Keep your nutrition levels up. Hot water baths to improve circulation are recommended. 
    alternatively, you could use a product that has beta-alanine (a strong anti-fatigue agent) and aminos on a regular basis for a month or so.
  • Project Battleready Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy replace the 'some weights' in your workout to heavy as hell weights - so that you force your body to develop type 2 muscle Fibers an strengthen both type 1 and 2 muscle fibers. Talk to Zeeba Khan If you like. She could consult you on weight training for running marathons. She's currently off running te Amsterdam marathon, but Should be back soon.
  • Project Battleready Bombay is a shitty place for running outdoors. On the other hand, Newyork weather and roads make everyone a runner. Treadmills for us mumbai hamsters yeah!

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