Monthly Archives: April 2014

Problem with Bodyweight Workouts and How to fix it

10 pushups 20 squats 30 crunches 40 jumping jacks 10 burpees   How often do we see such bodyweight workouts circulating on Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, FB pages, Twitter feeds, fitness blogs and other web platforms? The Wolverine Workout, the Superman Regime, Kardashian Booty Routine are some pretty attractive names given to attract desperate eyes of […]

Mind Games by Mirror

These are the stereotypical body images¬† Don’t let the mirror lie to you. Aesthetics may or may not represent your real fitness level. Most certainly, photoshopped celeb photos must not “The Standard” to judge yourself.   At PSI Fitness, initial assessments for new clients takes both aesthetics and performance into account. Progress measured is not […]

Recommended Exercise: Front Squats

This is a more quad focused cousin of back squats. Unlike back squats, it forces us to have thoracic extension throughout the exercise and hence very good for people with sedentary jobs. Upper body posterior chain is also taxed more in front squats. From personal and coaching experience, it is also a good option to […]

Meal Frequency and Metabolism Myth

Some of us are often told in newspaper articles, by elders, by “fitness freak” friends(worst advisers ever) and even by some dieticians that one should eat their meals in small amounts spaced out throughout the day. They may be multiple reasons for putting him/her on a higher meal frequency if a person is on medication […]

Lifting for Life

This post is not for you. You’re probably in your teens, 20′s or 30′s if I am guessing right. This is for your parents and grandparents and even for the annoying aunts and uncles whom you would love to see wriggle under the bar in the gym. Yes, this is about strength training for older […]

The Dairy Dilemma

Call it fat free, low fat, zero cholesterol, heart healthy or just skim milk, these are the times when having low fat dairy is in fashion. Earlier restricted to just milk, this movement is spreading to yogurts, butter like spreads, cheese and even ice-creams. ¬†But is reduced fat dairy really that healthy as it is […]

Dairy is Legen-Dairy

How to maintain current weight

You’ve done all the hard work. All hours of cardio have finally paid off and you’ve reached your weight goals. In another scenario, you are happy with your current figure but you fear turning fat sometime in future. Losing weight is tough but sustaining a healthy weight is a different demon altogether. Worry not, the […]


Recommended Exercise: Inverted Rows

Back muscles often get neglected in most bodyweight workouts. Usually bodyweight workouts include some variation of pull-ups but what about horizontal pulling movements? Considering our bodyweight workouts most definitely include pushups/ burpees (horizontal pushing movements), it is smart to add at least one horizontal pulling movement into your bodyweight training schedule. With infinite number of […]

Going Nuts: Case for Cashews

Nuts, often referred to as dry fruits in India, include a wide variety of species and are certainly very nutritious. Although Walnuts and Cashews don’t qualify technically as nuts, they are certainly called nuts in culinary sense and widely used along with one other nut species: Almonds. We’ll focus on these three today to keep […]

Going nuts