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Do you think Gyms would work better if they were male only or female only? Can you explain which will be your preference and why?
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Okay, my first big gym experience in Kolkata.
It was integrated gym.
It was owned by the local municipality.
It was one of those multigym.
Before that I used to do only with barbells and dumbells in a small gym in my locality which barely accomodate people.
Now in this gym plenty of girls used to work out with us.
I am not going to lie, guys used to ogle at them but it was never crossing any limit of modesty as a result number of girls increased with time.
We had no problem with that
Contrary to popular opinion, I have seen guys actually interested in building their bodies than constantly obsessing over girls.
They actually was busy in their workout
What we (guys) had a issue that they used to talk a lot rather than working out
But thankfully guys were clever enough not bother to lecture them about anything
We used to quietly have an word with the guy that was in charge of that gym and let him handle the situation
I have never seen any ugly situation like trying to hit on girls and situation keep getting worse from there
I did see them talking after the workout when some guys were going together with some girls but other than that it was all pretty intense workout
I honestly never had any problems with girls in gym.
At first I did give a lecture to some girl that what is the correct way to do certain workout and stuff but then quickly realised let them do their stuff let me do mine
Honestly I personally never had any issues
Being an Indian the only problem I had that even though it was large gym but it was with too many people as a result it was hard doing workout at certain pace as finding the bench empty was quite a challenge
After some time I got pissed off decided to buy my own home gym(thankfully I could afford it then) and worked out with peace
Now I am an owner of few gyms and it has become a very good side business
What I tend to notice that girls normally when first join a gym they demand a separate times for their workout with women only
But as the time goes they themselves break that and work with guys and after few months there are no girl only time exist
This is my experience
What do you think?
Are bodyweight exercises better than going to the gym and lifting weights?
Okay let's cut some bullshit.
Yes, body weight exercise more beneficial for muscle growth.
When one doing bodyweight exercises then all of his muscles works extra vigilantly to activate as a result better muscle growth.
But let's get one thing straight I have heard a lot of bullshit like why are you going to the gym and lifting weights when you can do bodyweight exercises
This is absolutely bullshit
Because most people when they began can't even do one single push up and forget about pull up or dips
So how can they do one bodyweight exercise?
Let's break one myth here lifting random weight is way easier than bodyweight exercises for a beginner
Let's say you are a beginner and you are lifting 20 kg at the first attempt, you are very proud of yourself, aren't you?
Well, try doing bodyweight exercises
If you are a skinny guy with 50–60 kg weight
When you're doing pushups you are lifting at least 60% of your body weight which means approximately 40–50 kg
So no wonder you might find it difficult
Unless you are strong enough to do that which is possible for a skinny guy
But not everyone is skinny
I mean most people probably weight more than 80kg when they first started going to the gym
Which means when they try to do push up they are lifting at least 50–60–70 kg approximately
Yeah, sounds difficult for a newbie, isn't it?
Which is why bench press or lifting random weight can be easier here
And trainers generally ask you to do traditional gym lifting exercise
Get stronger doing those first
At least target lifting 70–80% of your bodyweight and then jump back to these bodyweight exercises.
You will find them so so easy.
If you are being able to do these bodyweight exercises from the beginning then by all means do that.
Nothing is better than that
You can challenge yourself later by adding stuff like weight belt etc for getting stronger and bigger
You can do every exercise in home as well
Provided you know how to do that
Going to the gym isn't important here
Do you know stuff?
This is more important
How can one become like Virat Kohli or big hitter of cricket ball like Chris Gayle?
Very simple practice, practice and practice in nets, your aim would be to become very good timer of cricket ball. This is the first lesson in cricket, if you want to be a big hitter.
However, if you want to be a hard hitter like Chris Gayle then it's a completely different ball game all together. Just follow how Virat Kohli did it from someone who was a orthodox touch player.
First of all, Virat Kohli isn't God, he is just you and me like normal Indian, but then how he reached where he is - he was a chubby boy like most Indian kid, but with tremendous hunger to learn and willing to do anything(positive things) to be better than before is actually the key for him.
Now, let's come to the most obvious thing, he has very good techniques. But many Indian cricketers are also have that who are struggling in domestic cricket and people generally consider them boring cricketer with limited potential for international cricket. Because there is some reality attached to that. One thing these guys have in common in India that they know how to play big innings. But they lack kind of fitness and mentality Virat kholi possess. Virat also was not that impressive in the beginning of his early career in domestic cricket despite his obvious success in under 19 cricket, but so did some others before him. What separate them from him- timing and hunger and absolutely no compromise attitude. When he entered the IPL (which was at it's beginning too), he suddenly came into contact with the sport strengthening work out and also rise of the Internet helped. Most of the South African, Australian, New Zealanders, West Indian and English cricketers follow Base ball hitting strength-oriented workouts and that's why they hit the way they do. Virat learned all this faster than everyone because of his un put down - able attitude. He quickly realized what he needs to do to be a top quality cricketer who has the ability to destroy and also adapt according to the situation and also build innings(this is very important as this separates him from someone like Pollard). The workout ethics and international athletic diet helped him become more gritty than ever before and also very very strong in mind(which fuelled by his attitude). He wants to be best in the world and win everything that is in front of him, look at how he builds innings, no lethargy, he does what needs to be done, no matter how hard he has to work in the process. This is because of his international athletic training which every young Indian cricketer should do with absolutely no compromise attitude and don't forget not to be someone like Pollard. This is pretty much what makes Virat kholi what he is. You don't need to copy Virat kholi's stance and batting techniques. You can emulate(this is coming from a guy from Kolkata who has nothing to do with Mumbai or Delhi, so you can trust it is actually unbiased) Rohit Sharma's batting techniques too. I personally think he is an outstanding batman but the difference between him(even though he too is a very hard worker) and Virat is - Rohit doesn't possess that kind of ruthless mentality and willing to do anything to be perfect attitude. Virat now trained himself in such a position that he can train hard in gym even after scoring a hundred in one of days in a test match so that he can turned that into a double hundreds. That is what we called sports endurance in gym. Being a gym freak, let me tell you, anyone can be like that, but no one can teach you that Virat kholi type of attitude. You should be able push yourself in the correct manner to have that.
This is athletical body building :
You can follow UFC light weight fighter Jose Aldo's training and diet.
If you want to be someone like Aldo then diet is very important, in fact in some cases more important than what you are doing in gym. So I am giving the diet that Aldo follows (remember what works for him may not work for you perfectly because every person's requirement and metabolism is different and diet should be according to that, so this is a good example to follow and as you know more about your body, you can decide what works best for you or you can consult with a dietician, you can choose not to follow this)
Breakfast at 8.30am: 2 pieces of toast and a cup of coffee with milk.
At 10.30am: half of a cereal bar.
At 2pm: lunch is salad, chicken or fish.
At 6pm: other half of cereal bar.
At 9pm: salad with chicken or fish.
Goes to bed at 11pm.
Work out :
12 burpees with medicine ball.
2. 12 pull up
3. 12 body excess weight shoulder press
4. 12 reverse rows.
5. 12 single leg squats (each and every leg).
6. 20 push up.
7. 30 seconds planks (elbows).
8. 30 seconds planks (top of the push up placement).
9. Three 10 seconds sprints with 32 seconds rest in between.
Other than the 9th one, every workout has to be done without the rest. Total 9 workouts are called 1st circuit. Relaxation for 1 minute and then repeat the next circuit other than only doing 11 reps for the 1st five physical workouts.
Give the MMA workout program a try out and see if you can beat Jose Aldo's time of significantly less than 35 minutes. Good luck.
This is how basically an athlete trains himself in gym.
Now notice this following picture and practice every cricket shots(orthodox or unorthodox) using that resistance bands(you can find it online)
Now follow these cricket hitting strength training videos -
This video is about Baseball but it works for cricket too perfectly.
This is a renowned baseball player who knows a thing or two about hitting, just remove everything that is associated with baseball and soak everything that is perfect for cricket because baseball and cricket are very similar except a few things.
This guy is also renowned for giving strength hitting tips for baseball and again get rid of the baseball part and soak everything else, he has some valuable tips about what you(a cricketer) should be doing in order to be better at hitting and over all fitness, don't ignore anything, everything is valuable here.
These guys are more general but follow their tips too.
Last but not the least, this is absolutely top level athletic workout, this is excellent for your core.
gym gya so din gya
khet gya sab mud aaya
What are crazy things people still believe in all over the earth?
Cannibalistic gum chewing in Turkey
In some parts of Turkey you may want to think twice before whipping out a piece of chewing gum. There is a belief that if you are chewing gum at night it’s bad luck. This is because at night instead of chewing gum, you’d actually be chewing rotting dead flesh (Eew).
Groaning cheese for a newborn
You’ve probably heard of Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, or pepper jack cheese but have you heard of Groaning Cheese? In Medieval England, expectant mothers made what they called a ‘Groaning Cheese’ which was a large wheel of cheese that matured for nine months as the unborn baby grew. When the ‘groaning time’ or time of birth came, the whole family would celebrate by eating this cheese until nothing but the outer rind was left. The newborn would then be passed through the rind on Christening day to be blessed with a long and prosperous life. What a cheesy superstition!
Good luck horseshoe
Some people believe hanging a horseshoe in the bedroom or on a door knob with its ends pointing upwards will bring good luck and keep nightmares away. This belief comes from the fact that a horse shoe has seven holes, which is considered to be a lucky number. Also the fact that is made of iron can supposedly ward off evil spirits that may haunt you in your dreams.
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th has been a source of superstition ever since the 19th century. Though it’s origin is shrouded in speculations and theories, it’s impact is quite evident. Many people will purposely avoid doing anything significant (like business meetings, socials, banquets, etc) due to the belief that the day is cursed and its a source of ill fortune.
Curse of the Opal stone
If your favorite stone is the Opal, you’re out of luck…literally since this stone is said to bring bad luck to whoever wears it. This superstition comes from the 1829 best selling novel ‘Anne of Geierstein’ by Sir Walter Scott. In the novel, Lady Hermione was falsely accused of being a demon due to her sudden death after a drop of holy water accidentally falls on her opal jewelry and changes its color. This book had such an effect on the image of the Opal that shortly after its publication, the Opal market crashed and Opal prices dropped by 50%.
Ringing of the Bells
Have you ever wondered why bells are always associated with weddings and special occasions? As it turns out, the association stems from the widely held belief that bells frighten evil spirits away. This belief originated during Queen Elizabeth’s reign for two reasons; to ask for prayers for the departed soul and to drive away the evil spirits who stood at the foot of the bed.
Bird poop equals riches
Don’t worry, you read the title right. In Russia, there is a belief that if a bird defecates on you, your car, or your property it’s a sign of good luck and may bring you riches. The more birds involved, the richer you’ll be! So next time a bird poops on you, count it all joy.
Old, new, borrowed, blue
This popular wedding tradition is said to have originated during the Victorian era and involves giving the bride various gifts. One of the gifts is something old and represents continuity; another is new and represents hope and the future; the third is borrowed and symbolizes borrowed happiness while the last is blue and is supposed to bring purity, love, and fidelity.
Black cats, bad luck
Most people have heard the saying that if a black cat crosses your path its bad luck (if you haven’t well now you have). This interesting superstition finds it’s origin in the middles ages. Single women (usually elderly) who associated themselves with many cats where believed to be witches who could become cats themselves. Thus a black cat crossing your path could actually be a witch.
Unlucky smoking triad
From the Crimean War through World War I, it was considered bad luck among soldiers to light three cigarettes with one match. It was theorized that by the time the third cigarette was lit, a sniper would have had the time to have the soldier in his sight, ready to make the kill. However, some believe that the superstition may have been invented by match tycoon Ivar Krueger to drum up more business.
No, im not referring to the 90′s band. It’s believed that the amount of crows in a murder has the ability to predict your fortune as exemplified by the popular phrase: “One’s bad / Two’s luck / Three’s health / Four’s wealth / Five’s sickness / Six is death.” More than six however seems to be up to the person whose counting.
The Wryneck or Jinxtorquilla are a breed of birds that can twist their heads very liberally. A superstitious belief among the locals is that if this bird twists its head towards you, death is on the horizon.
Soul capturing mirrors
Most people use mirrors daily which means, according to this superstition, most people are soulless. There is a superstition that states that looking into a mirror steals your soul. This helps explain why the evil queen uses a mirror to harm Snow White, why Narcissus was ensnared by his own reflection, and why soulless vampires have no reflection. Think twice before you look into the bathroom mirror…you have been warned.
Fingers crossed for good luck
To cross one’s fingers is a hand gesture commonly used for good luck. Which makes sense since it was used during ancient Christian persecution by believers to identify other believers as a sign of peace. Today however, this has evolved to excuse the telling of white lies which may have its roots in the belief that the power of the Christian cross may save a person from being sent to hell for telling a lie.
Photographic soul cage
When photography was first invented in the early 19th century, people all over the world held the unfounded belief that taking someone’s picture was akin to taking his/her soul. Thus if an enemy was able to obtain a photograph of you, he/she not only held your soul but also held a spiritual power over you. Thank goodness this is just a superstition, I can only imagine how many people would have power over me…(Facebook).
Not to be confused with Friday the 13th (which is a superstition of the actual day) but similar in nature, this superstition simply states that the number 13 is associated with bad luck. That’s why many architects refused (some still do) to design stairs that ended with 13 steps or buildings that ended with a 13th floor. The fear of the number 13 is so real to many people, that an actual phobia has been created to describe it; its called Triskaidekaphobia. (try to say that 13 times fast).
When you wish upon a star
The superstition involving wishing on the first star you see in the evening is somewhat uncertain. Some Europeans believed that the gods would occasionally peer down, and when they moved the sky, a star would escape and fall down. The Greeks also believed that the stars where falling human souls, and it was lucky to make a wish on them.
Opening an umbrella indoors
According to superstition, if you open an umbrella indoors you are literally asking for bad luck to “rain on you”. One explanation comes from the days when umbrellas were used as protection from the sun; opening one inside was an insult to the sun god who would then curse you with bad luck. Another theory states that an umbrella protects you against the storms of life, so opening one inside your house insults the guardian spirits of your home (whom also protects you from the storms of life), causing them to leave you unprotected.
New broom, new house, bad luck
There are many superstitions associated with brooms (heck, that could be a list all in itself) but there is one very curious and particular superstition that we want to caution you on. As the lore goes, you cannot sweep dirt out of a new house (or apartment) with a new broom unless you sweep something in first. If you don’t sweep something in first, then you will be sweeping out your good luck. Do not sweep out your good luck!
Lucky rabbit’s foot
To have this token is an unfortunate thing for the rabbit but a magnet of fortune for the wearer. According to superstition (which can be traced as far back as the seventh century BC) the rabbit’s supernatural luck could be exploited by taking the left hind foot of a rabbit that was shot (or captured) in a creepy cemetery on a full moon.(I still fail to see how this is lucky for the rabbit).
Knock on wood
The superstition of Knocking on wood, or simply saying “knock on wood” after making a hopeful statement, is a consequence of the idea that you’re tempting fate by acknowledging your good fortune. It’s possible that the expression comes from an ancient belief that good spirits lived in trees, so by knocking on something wooden, a person was calling on the spirits for protection. Another reason why we should all be tree huggers.
Breaking a mirror
We’ve already mentioned how mirrors are believed to be soul sucking mystical items (which is bad enough) but what happens when you break these devices? Why, seven years of bad luck of course! Some superstitious sources state that the trapped souls adversely influences your luck. And here you thought you were doing them a favor! Nope. Make sure those suckers stay inside that mirror!
“God bless you”
For many; saying “God Bless You” after someone sneezes is a gesture of politeness. However, the origin of this interesting superstition is somewhat two fold. On the one hand, it’s believed that the phrase originated with Pope Gregory the Great. He would say “God Bless You” to people who sneezed during the bubonic plague in hopes that the prayer would keep them safe. However another possible origin comes from the ancient belief that the soul escapes the body during a sneeze unless God prevented this by blessing them.
Though the origin of wishing over a four-leaf clover is lost to antiquity it has long been a symbol of good luck and fortune. It has also been used in some traditions for finding a husband or a wife. The way this works (for you single people) is by first finding a four leaf clover (good luck with that one), if you happen to find one, you must then eat it (or put it inside your shoe…but eating it is more fun). After this, the luck powers activate and the first person you come in contact after the activation will be your future mate…(Word of warning, stay clear of anyone you don’t want as a future mate).
There seems to be a lot of variations on this superstition, but the idea of having an itchy palm generally refers to someone who is greedy or has an insatiable desire for money. Some people believe that if the right palm itches, you will lose money, while an itchy left palm means that money is coming your way. If both palm itches…you may want to go to a doctor for that.
Usually grumbled by an expert who just lost a game to a novice, "beginner's luck" is the idea that newbies are unusually likely to win when they try out a sport, game or activity for the first time.
Beginners might come out ahead in some cases because the novice is less stressed out about winning. Too much anxiety, after all, can hamper performance. Or it could just be a statistical fluke, especially in chance-based gambling games.
Or, like many superstitions, a belief in beginner's luck might arise because of confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is a psychological phenomenon in which people are more likely to remember events that fit their worldview. If you believe you're going to win because you're a beginner, you're more likely to remember all the times you were right — and forget the times you ended up in last place.
Find a penny, pick it up,,,
And all day long, you'll have good luck. This little ditty may arise because finding money is lucky in and of itself. But it might also be a spin-off of another old rhyme, "See a pin, pick it up/ and all day long you'll have good luck/ See a pin, let it lay/ and your luck will pass away."
Don't walk under that ladder!
Frankly, this superstition is pretty practical. Who wants to be responsible for stumbling and knocking a carpenter off his perch? But one theory holds that this superstition arises from a Christian belief in the Holy Trinity: Since a ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, "breaking" that triangle was blasphemous.
Then again, another popular theory is that a fear of walking under a ladder has to do with its resemblance to a medieval gallows. We're sticking with the safety-first explanation for this one.
Bad luck comes in threes
Remember confirmation bias? The belief that bad luck comes in threes is a classic example. A couple of things go wrong, and believers may start to look for the next bit of bad luck. A lost shoe might be forgotten one day, but seen as the third in a series of bad breaks the next.
Three sixes in a row give some people the chills. It's a superstition that harks back to the Bible. In the Book of Revelation, 666 is given as the number of the "beast," and is often interpreted as the mark of Satan and a sign of the end times.
According to State University of New York at Buffalo anthropologist Philips Stevens, the writer of Revelation was writing to persecuted Christians in code, so the numbers and names in the book are contemporary references. Three sixes in a row is probably the numeric equivalent of the Hebrew letters for the first-century Roman Emperor Nero. [End of the World? Top Doomsday Fears]
Make a wish on a wishbone
The tradition of turkey bone tug-of-war goes back a long way. Legend has it that first-century Romans used to fight over dried wishbones — which they believed were good luck — and would accidentally break them, ushering in the idea that whoever has the largest bit of bone gets their wish. Bird bones have also been used in divination throughout history, with a supposed soothsayer throwing the bones and reading their patterns to predict the future.
Most common one
1. A bird in the house is a sign of a death
2. A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.
3. Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
4. If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
5. If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.
6. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out
7. A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen.
8. It’s bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
9. A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away.
10. If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.
11. If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.
12. Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house.
13. All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave.
14. If the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony, the marriage is doomed.
15. To dream of a lizard is a sign that you have a secret enemy.
16. If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin, or your friendship will soon be broken.
17. You should never start a trip on Friday or you will meet misfortune.
18. Dream of running: a sign of a big change in your life.
19. If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.
20. It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match