Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Perfect Olympic Lift: Klokov

The science and technique of Olympic Lifts captured in ONE photograph
This is the perfect pic to describe an olympic lift...

because you can see that when he catches the snatch, the bar is in the same position as it was in.
That is because the barbell does not deviate from either - path of movement or pointof ascent. IT IS BANG ON PERFECT. It is only the lifter that moves. This is the perfection of an olympic lift.
any olympic lift rightly done will follow these principles. in a squat, the bar will move in ONE SINGLE LINE. in a snatch too. in a clean and jerk too.
So this pic is the epitome of that.
AND of course, its klokovv! 

PS: my respect to the photographer who captured this for HookGrip.

-Pushkaraj S Shirke
Director, Project Battleready

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CARDIO a.k.a Cardiovascular Training : The What, Why and How of it all.

What is cardio vascular training? Cardio vascular training is any movement that gets your heart rate up and increases blood circulation. Cardio vascular training is one of key components that should never be left out of any ones fitness programs. Cardio vascular training is also called Metabolic Conditioning or Metcon which refers to conditioning exercises intended to increase the storage and delivery of energy for any activity which means conditioning the muscles to use the fuel given to the muscles in a better manner by using different metabolic pathways i.e. aerobic, anaerobic and lactic threshold. This kind of training is usually used to condition athletes in sports like football, rugby , combative sports etc to improve their work capacity in their respective sports.
Cardio vascular training does help to burn fat, but besides that , it also has other important benefits for those looking to be fit for long time.