Shirdi Sai Baba..A Tribute & Two Little Angels

Sai-Original-sitting-on-stoneThere was an epidemic of cholera spreading across the village. A saintly old man was grinding powder in his stone grinding wheel. Everyone around the him were earnestly looking at the significance of the sight in front of them. The saint instructed people around him, to spread the powder on the outskirts of the village. Soon after the same was implemented the epidemic disappeared from the village..All the devotees understood that grinding of powder was just a metaphor and the epidemic had eased due to blessings of the saintly person.. Who was this saintly person and which period did he live in?? The name of the saintly person is Sai Baba of Shirdi, a place in the western part of India.

Sharing my recent experience when I went with my mother to Shirdi to take blessings from my Guru and eternal friend Sai Baba (Shirdi Sai Baba should not be confused with the other Sai Baba from Southern part of India).  My other Guru is of course Guru Goenkaji ( please refer to my earlier article on mindfulness meditation) to whom I had paid homage in my previous article. I had visited for a peaceful world and for my personal blessings. Continue reading “Shirdi Sai Baba..A Tribute & Two Little Angels”

November Rain..Welcome November..Quit Smoking

November is coming soon..So let’s prepare for the month of November by listening to Guns N Roses classic song November Rain

Axl Rose and Slash at their best..a great love ballad..But seriously please do not smoke while playing guitar. Smoking is not a good habit since I was a somewhat moderate smoker about two years back and can empathise with regular smokers. Smoking is never good since it kills your endurance, ages you and it is very injurious to health..What you will STILL smoke..Why? Because you think you Continue reading “November Rain..Welcome November..Quit Smoking”

Curious Case of Guns in America: A Quantitative Analysis

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According to CNN, America’s POPULATION accounts to only 5% of the world population but owns 50% of the Guns on Earth.

Lets watch this video of President Obama, the handsome dude in America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yca-uwxCsWg

This was delivered recently when there was another mass shooting in America.

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The Dudes Chest/ Tricep Workout..Go Nish Go..135lbs by November..60kg

Yesterday I had Chest and Triceps as my workout muscle. Usually the workout should include Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, Chest being the bigger muscle. If you have time constraint better to do Chest and Triceps

The thumb rule is to do lift your weight in bench press although it’s not easy. i.e if you weight 65 kg, you should be able to lift about the same in bench press. Missed my target of 60 kg benchpress which is 135 lbs. The best i have done with help is 55 kg i.e. 125lbs.

I start with push ups apart from cardio on treadmill. I tend to do about 6-80 push ups in various sets during my chest workout.

Chest

Bench Press: 4 sets : 10-8 reps ideal would be 12 reps. Push ups ongoing

Dumbbell Press about 2 -3 sets

Incline and Decline Press ( 3 sets) either with dumb bell or with weights and end with cable crossover. For beginners better to use the machine for chest press.

In this video which i shot yesterday i am lifting about 115 lbs ( 52-53kg). The bar is about 45 lbs with 35 lbs weights on each side. The video did not capture the full workout but did about 7 reps..

In all you should be doing about 100-140 repetitions across all the chest exercises not including  push ups.

Customise it according to your capacity. My target by end of NOVEMBER would be to do 135lbs in benchpress i.e. 60 kg..Come on Nish The Dude you can do it..Go Nish go..

Triceps 

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Triceps are bigger muscle than biceps and bigger triceps helps to make the arms look bigger as opposed to popular opinion.

Best would be to start with close grip on bench press to develop bigger arms. (3 sets)

Another popular exercise in India is Triceps Pushdown using gym equipment. (3-4 sets). You can also use the same equipment to use Triceps overhead. Another popular  exercise is bench dips shown in the photo. For advanced gymmers bench dips can be done using two parallel bars

You can end your routine with Tricep dumbbell kickback.

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Some tips try to avoid skull crushers if your form is not correct.Refer to the website for more triceps exercises

http://www.tricep-exercises.com/exercises/

You can end your routine doing a bit of cardio or abs excercises.

Disclaimer: Please consult your trainer for the correct form or routine. This article is only to be used as an informative piece to help you develop better

 

Sufi Rock..Want to Swig at SWIG, Pune

12112016_662017670607978_7717934610508553404_nRemember Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s song Afreen Afreen featuring Lisa Ray..Of Course no teenager in the 1990s can ever forget the legendary singer with one of the most beautiful women to have engrossed the whole nation with her ravishing beauty and dazzling eyes. More about it later..Other prominent Sufi singers have been Abida Parveen, Rabbi Shergill,Harshdeep Kaur, Ghulam Ali to name a few.  

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