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Low temperature makes it easy to pick up the pace – whether you run/cycle or lift weights(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Training in winters

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:58 AM IST
The pros and cons of work out in cold weather
The upper trapezius and levator scapulae of your upper back can tighten from extended periods of sitting and hunching over a mobile device(Shutterstock)
The upper trapezius and levator scapulae of your upper back can tighten from extended periods of sitting and hunching over a mobile device(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Training the postural muscles

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:10 AM IST
This will help get rid of all that pain and stiffness resulting from sitting hunched-back before gadgets
it is not possible to only exercise and become lean without cutting down food intake(Shutterstock)
it is not possible to only exercise and become lean without cutting down food intake(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Can you out-train a bad diet?

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:15 AM IST
You can’t only exercise and become lean without eating right
Formals and FitBit may not be the best fit
Formals and FitBit may not be the best fit

Rahul Khanna: Being fit versus being fashionable

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Khanna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Does a FitBit go with formals? Is it okay to be more dressed up than your wife?
Winter is round the corner. It is the time when most people naturally up their calories as the cold makes people hungrier(Shutterstock)
Winter is round the corner. It is the time when most people naturally up their calories as the cold makes people hungrier(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: ‘Tis the season to gain muscle!

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:40 AM IST
With winter round the corner, it’s easy to gain some winter weight. But it’s equally important to gain strength and stay fit
Most people tend to take knee issues lightly because they are so common
Most people tend to take knee issues lightly because they are so common

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh: Return To Training After A Knee Injury

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The knees are load bearing joints, so there is a certain protocol to follow
Squats seem like a simple exercise- sit down and stand up but it’s not as easy as it seems(Shutterstock)
Squats seem like a simple exercise- sit down and stand up but it’s not as easy as it seems(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Do you even squat, bro?

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:09 AM IST
It might sound simple but this exercise has different variations and impacts
Back pain or injury is tricky as almost anything done in the gym can have an effect on it
Back pain or injury is tricky as almost anything done in the gym can have an effect on it

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: How to work out post back injury

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:58 AM IST
After rehabbing it is actually possible to return to your regimen
In the 1970s, competitive bodybuilders were judged on having small waists(Shutterstock)
In the 1970s, competitive bodybuilders were judged on having small waists(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: In pursuit of a small waist

Hindustan Times | By Kamal SinghCSCS
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Doing thousands of reps of ‘abs’ is not going to give you a tiny, tight waist
If one has had coronavirus for long, then scarring of lungs is possible.(Shutterstock)
If one has had coronavirus for long, then scarring of lungs is possible.(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Return to working out, post Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Consult your doctor before restarting your journey towards fitness.
The weights will feel heavy, the exercises awkward, the body will refuse to easily move into positions during the first week at the gym(Shutterstock)
The weights will feel heavy, the exercises awkward, the body will refuse to easily move into positions during the first week at the gym(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Going back to the gym

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 11:41 AM IST
When you hit the gym now, start as a beginner.
It is a mistake to think that calves are just for show and just barely assist in walking and running(Shutterstock)
It is a mistake to think that calves are just for show and just barely assist in walking and running(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Growing calves into bulls

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:28 AM IST
It’s not just aesthetics, calf muscle-strength is crucial for overall fitness
Finger tip push-ups are the go to exercise for strengthening the fingers(Shutterstock)
Finger tip push-ups are the go to exercise for strengthening the fingers(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Get a grip, guys! - Part 2

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 08:40 AM IST
Here’s how you can strengthen the forearms and grip without having to hit the gym
Strangely, in gyms across the world, not enough time and effort is put on training the forearms and the grip(Shutterstock)
Strangely, in gyms across the world, not enough time and effort is put on training the forearms and the grip(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Get a grip, guys

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:51 AM IST
Believe it or not, but a strong grip and forearms can give your workout a 360-degree turn!
One of the best ways to get a workout, which trains the cardiovascular and the muscular system at the same time is usually a form of Obstacle Course Running(Shutterstock)
One of the best ways to get a workout, which trains the cardiovascular and the muscular system at the same time is usually a form of Obstacle Course Running(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Doing it outdoors

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 03:11 AM IST
For your outdoor workout, obstacle course running is a great way to lose fat, build muscle and do cardio all at the same time!
A lack of training the posterior chain can lead to an imbalanced physique(Shutterstock)
A lack of training the posterior chain can lead to an imbalanced physique(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: How to train your posterior chain at home

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:52 AM IST
Don’t turn your back to the back muscles, include these exercises to your lockdown fitness routine now!
Training for Power can be a good change of pace for most people who might be bored with their lock down exercise plan(Shutterstock)
Training for Power can be a good change of pace for most people who might be bored with their lock down exercise plan(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Give yourself a power boost

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Keeping yourself active and functional in old age is far more important than getting those six pack abs
if you want to intensify an exercise, then slowing down the tempo is the way to go about it(Shutterstock)
if you want to intensify an exercise, then slowing down the tempo is the way to go about it(Shutterstock)

Fit and Fine: Equipment-free workout for everyone

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Fitness expert Kamal Singh offers some simple solutions
One of the actors who has been regularly posting her activities on Instagram is Tamannaah Bhatia.(Tamannaah Bhatia Instagram)
One of the actors who has been regularly posting her activities on Instagram is Tamannaah Bhatia.(Tamannaah Bhatia Instagram)

Yoga, amla juice and healthy meals: How Tamannaah Bhatia stays fit during quarantine

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 04:28 PM IST
As far as Tamannaah is concerned, she has been following a healthy way of life all throughout the lockdown. She has also been sharing her workout routine on Instagram.
The Swing is a simple hip hinge exercise, just like a deadlift(Shutterstock)
The Swing is a simple hip hinge exercise, just like a deadlift(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Burn fat even when working out at home

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The right exercise can not just strengthen you but can also help in burning fat
An Archer’s push up can easily help increase strength and add muscle size while you are stuck at home(Shutterstock)
An Archer’s push up can easily help increase strength and add muscle size while you are stuck at home(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Keeping fit amidst the Corona virus scare

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:45 PM IST
With most gyms and other fitness centres being closed, here’s how you can still keep yourself fit within the confines of your home
Joggers at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Joggers at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday.

With gyms closed, Chandigarh residents find other ways to keep fit

Rachna Verma, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2020 12:40 AM IST
After the UT administration’s directions to shut down public spaces including gyms, people have been thronging to the neighbourhood parks for practising yoga, cycling, dancing and walking to keep fit
For women looking to get back into shape post delivery, its best to start with easy exercises like band pull apart that works on upper body(Shutterstock)
For women looking to get back into shape post delivery, its best to start with easy exercises like band pull apart that works on upper body(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: How to get back in shape after having a baby

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:01 PM IST
The post-partum fitness plan – keep it slow and steady

Taking stairs, playing football and getting good sleep: How Sonu Sood stays fit

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The actor is a foodie and enjoy all kinds of cuisines
Skipping rope is an excellent form of cardio vascular exercise that can be done at home(Shutterstock)
Skipping rope is an excellent form of cardio vascular exercise that can be done at home(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh: How to workout at home

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST
If you don’t want to join a gym, you can still workout at home and be fit
Eating right and exercising regularly is the best way to lose those extra kilos(Shutterstock)
Eating right and exercising regularly is the best way to lose those extra kilos(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Losing weight the right way

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 08:58 PM IST
Obesity leads to a variety of lifestyle diseases - eating right and exercising are the best ways to handle it
Various factors are responsible to ensure good muscle growth(Shutterstock)
Various factors are responsible to ensure good muscle growth(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: How to get that muscular body

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Getting a body like a body-builder needs a healthy mix of exercise, diet and rest
Exercises which utilise both the limbs simultaneously are preferred for strength or gaining muscle mass(Shutterstock)
Exercises which utilise both the limbs simultaneously are preferred for strength or gaining muscle mass(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Unilateral vs bilateral exercises

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 12:08 AM IST
In unilateral exercises, you can increase the load without loading the rest of the body, thus decreasing chances of injuries
Make tangible and realistic new year resolutions for fitness(Shutterstock)
Make tangible and realistic new year resolutions for fitness(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: SMART resolutions for the new year

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 12:39 PM IST
It’s easy to break vague fitness resolutions but with fixed goals they can be managed for long
Deadlift is a strange name for an exercise!(Shutterstock)
Deadlift is a strange name for an exercise!(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: If squat is the king of exercises, then deadlift is the queen

Hindustan Times | By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 12:18 AM IST
With the popularity of Crossfit and Social Media influencers, this exercise has become a favourite among gym goers
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