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Pull ups are one of the first exercises you started doing from school, right alongside push ups.(Shutterstock)

Pull-ups, planks and more exercises to check your fitness quotient

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 04:35 PM IST
If you can hold the plank pose for about 2 minutes, then you are eligible to pass one of our fitness tests.
India's Mohammed Shami celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Dawid Malan.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Mohammed Shami celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Dawid Malan.(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs England: Mohammed Shami delighted to deliver on his first love

Hindustan Times, Birmingham | By N Ananthanarayanan
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Mohammed Shami proved his sharpness on a slow Edgbaston pitch and bowled consistently well throughout to restrict England to 285/9 on the first day of the opening Test.
India’s Mohammed Shami has taken 110 wickets in 30 Tests.(Reuters)
India’s Mohammed Shami has taken 110 wickets in 30 Tests.(Reuters)

Mohammed Shami returns to India’s squad for first three Tests against England

Leeds, United Kingdom | By HT Correspondent/AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Mohammed Shami, who missed the one-off Test against Afghanistan last month after failing a fitness test, is back in India’s 18-member squad for the first three Tests against England.
The damaged floor of the school bus through which a 13-year-old boy fell and was crushed to death in Kheragarh town of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district.(HT Photo)
The damaged floor of the school bus through which a 13-year-old boy fell and was crushed to death in Kheragarh town of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district.(HT Photo)

Boy slips through damaged floor of school bus in Uttar Pradesh, run over

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 10:33 AM IST
Aditya, a Class 6 student of Pooran Chand Ramesh Chand Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Agra, lost his life when he was preparing to get off the bus belonging to the school while on his way home.
Yo yo fitness test: The yo yo fitness test, which every Indian cricketer has to pass, is a series of shuttle runs between cones placed 25 metres apart from each other.(Shutterstock)
Yo yo fitness test: The yo yo fitness test, which every Indian cricketer has to pass, is a series of shuttle runs between cones placed 25 metres apart from each other.(Shutterstock)

Whole body exercise, take the yo yo fitness test to see if you are as fit as Virat Kohli

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 01:24 PM IST
All cricketers, including Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, have to clear the yo yo fitness test to play for India. Fitness experts say that with dedication and regular practice, you too could reach the same fitness level.
G Lakshmanan narrowly missed the Asian Games qualifying norms during the four day National Inter State Athletics Championships(HT Photo)
G Lakshmanan narrowly missed the Asian Games qualifying norms during the four day National Inter State Athletics Championships(HT Photo)

Asian Games 2018: India to send 53-member athletics team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 08:37 AM IST
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has selected 55-member team for Asian Games 2018. The AFI has submitted the list to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to meet the June 30 deadline by name.
The significance of Yo-Yo (or any other test) for the Indian cricket team is that it provides a tangible benchmark for assessment.(AFP)
The significance of Yo-Yo (or any other test) for the Indian cricket team is that it provides a tangible benchmark for assessment.(AFP)

Fitness of players non-negotiable, the romanticism of cricket can wait

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:04 AM IST
The yo-yo test is an excellent idea to measure fitness but what is confounding is the timing and how it made the selector look foolish.
Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri (L) speaks as captain Virat Kohli looks on during a press conference in New Delhi.(AFP)
Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri (L) speaks as captain Virat Kohli looks on during a press conference in New Delhi.(AFP)

India coach Ravi Shastri’s Yo-Yo diktat: ‘You pass, you play, you fail, you fail’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The India coach said there would be no compromise on players having to pass the fitness test and is confident the team would be ready when the Test series against England starts on August 1.
Pakistan's Babar Azam walks off after an injury during day two of the First NatWest Test Series match at Lord's, London.(AP)
Pakistan's Babar Azam walks off after an injury during day two of the First NatWest Test Series match at Lord's, London.(AP)

Yasir Shah, Babar Azam to undergo fitness test ahead of Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe

Press Trust of India, Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 06:48 PM IST
Head coach, Mickey Arthur and the team physiotherapist will be supervising the fitness test for Yasir Sh, Emmad Wasim, pacer Rumman Raees and Babar Azam.
Ambati Rayudu was ruled out of Indian cricket team’s tour of England after failing the Yo-Yo test.(PTI)
Ambati Rayudu was ruled out of Indian cricket team’s tour of England after failing the Yo-Yo test.(PTI)

Yo-Yo effect: BCCI bats for fitness tests before Indian cricket team selection

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The BCCI has decided that ‘Yo-Yo’ tests will conducted ahead of Indian cricket team selections to avoid recent setbacks like Mohammad Shami and Ambati Rayudu.
Virat Kohli was declared fit by the National Cricket Academy ahead of the Indian cricket team’s England tour.(AFP)
Virat Kohli was declared fit by the National Cricket Academy ahead of the Indian cricket team’s England tour.(AFP)

Virat Kohli clears Yo-Yo test, Ambati Rayudu fails ahead of England tour

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Virat Kohli is all set to take part in the two-match T20 Internationals in Ireland after clearing the YoYo test but there was bad news for middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu who failed to test.
Injury ruled Virat Kohli out of a county stint with Surrey.(AFP)
Injury ruled Virat Kohli out of a county stint with Surrey.(AFP)

Virat Kohli undergoes fitness test at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Virat Kohli had hurt his neck while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
Mohammed Shami will miss Indian cricket team’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan due to injury.(REUTERS)
Mohammed Shami will miss Indian cricket team’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan due to injury.(REUTERS)

Mohammed Shami ruled out of Afghanistan Test, Navdeep Saini to replace him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Mohammed Shami failed to clear the fitness test and he will be replaced by Navdeep Saini in the Indian cricket team ahead of the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bangalore.
Aerobic fitness levels can help in improving social relationships and language skills during old age.(Shutterstock)
Aerobic fitness levels can help in improving social relationships and language skills during old age.(Shutterstock)

Higher aerobic fitness can boost linguistic skills in the elderly

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:36 AM IST
Fitness levels in old age can help in maintaining language skills and improving social relationships.
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Army recruitment rally in Ladakh from May 20 to 24

PTI | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 04:19 PM IST
The army will hold a five-day recruitment rally in frontier region of Ladakh from May 20 to 24 to recruit soldiers in the technical and general duty categories.
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