THE REWARDING BENEFITS OF FASTING

For Muslims Ramadan is a holy month, honouring the period when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. Allah says: “The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for humanity, and clear (signs) for guidance and judgment…” During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to read the Quran more often, abstain from eating, drinking, …

WANTED TRAINING BUDDY!

Right now, I train alone. But two times a week I have a kickbox lesson with Mikail so that really feels like having a buddy, especially when we end the lesson with our ABS workouts which he enjoys as much as I do because we show each other new exercises. So working out with a personal trainer can be an alternative for a training buddy. But …

WRONG ASSUMPTION

“I don’t want to get big or bulky, that’s why I don’t lift heavy weights” is what I hear from so many women at the gym. They have pictures of female bodybuilders who resemble men in their mind and are absolutely terrified of adding some kilos to the weight stack. So they pick up a 2 kilo dumbbell and do endless reps or run for hours on …

ALL IN ONE EXERCISE

Let’s be frank, there are some exercises which simply look cool. Especially if a girl does it. Deadlift is one of them. Squat is the other. But let’s concentrate on this most ancient, fundamental alpha lift here. I cannot imagine a leg day without deadlifts because it’s an addiction and every time I do it, I get so much stronger. What’s more, against most girls’ …

ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH?

If you are one of these people who don’t eat anything and maybe even exercise but cannot lose a single pound, you are most probably not eating enough; your body may actually have gone into starvation mode. Let me tell you what happens: This amazing machine called your body is coming up with a rescue plan to survive the starvation period you put him through. It …