Category: Exercise

You cannot even imagine to show up on a construction site without wearing proper protective clothing complete with a safety helmet, right? Then why not do the same for your gym session? I can quote at least dozens of incidents where I was startled at the sight of people working out in button up shirts and even sleepers. This is just wrong!

The first rule of working out, as any gym instructor would tell you, is to do it right. You cannot possibly imagine doing it right if you are not even properly dressed for it. Not only is it uncomfortable to workout in misfit shoes but it can also cause damage to your limbs. Wearing the shoes that do not go with the shape of your sole can lead to pain both in the foot itself as well as the legs which will further put you off from working out.

For getting yourself into the shoes that fit you right, you need to keep the following pointers in mind.

Invest in brands: Branded shoes are expensive, yes, but they are expensive for a reason. Ask any professional trainer and they’ll tell you that the high cost of the shoes justifies the value you get in return.

Go for shoes with thick soles:

Most of the exercise regimes involve rapid foot movement and bouncing which is why you should always go for shoes which have thick soles and can cushion the impact of your fall and prevent any injuries.

Watch out for your foot curve:

A good percentage of people have curvy feet, that is to say that they the base of their feet have curves. While buying shoes, it is important to go for a pair the inside of which has cushions your foot curve or arch.

Some other tips

It is imperative to be mindful of where your feet fall while working out. It is advisable to work out on a soft ground rather than choosing a hard surface. Tie your laces real tight so that your shoe hugs your foot softy and completely.

Use all of the above-mentioned tips and you’ll certainly see an improvement in both the effects of your workout as well as the health of your feet and limbs.


We are back with some other effective dumbbell exercises. You must have enjoyed your exercise with dumbbells that I shared in previous post. Let’s find out few other dumbbell exercises in the following post.

Pushup Position Row:

To perform this exercise, you will have to come into pushup position with your arms straight and hands resting on small dumbbells. Spread your feet apart for balance. Tighten your abs and pull one dumbbell up on the floor and draw it towards your chest until your chin is above your back. Pause over here then slowly return the dumbbell towards the floor and repeat the exercise with your other arm. You can exercise while holding one dumbbell only and repeat it with other arm.

Leg dumbbell Exercise:

Stand straight with feet 1 and a half feet apart, holding dumbbells in both hands at sides. Bend down like it that your thighs become almost parallel to the floor but avoid knees to turn inwards. Keep in mind to keep the black flat while lower back will be slightly turned inside with head up. Now bend down and get back to the upright position and repeat it as many times, your instructor has advised.

Shoulder Dumbbell Exercises:

Stand upright or sit on a bench with arms fully extended down and make your back to rest in a straight flat position avoiding even a slight bend. Hold the dumbbells over the head, now lower them down slowly till your shoulders. If I will make sense in angle wise then consider it, when your arms are at 90 degrees, pull the dumbbells back to over the head and repeat the exercise.

Chest Dumbbell Exercises:

Lying straight on floor or on any bench with knees up in bending position and stretch your arms directly above the chest straight. Hold the dumbbells and move your arms exactly in the same way, then lower down the dumbbells back to chest in a controlled pattern. Push the dumbbells back to the starting position and repeat the same exercise.…