Monday, December 31, 2012

Stop hangover


Feeling hard, confused and headache when you wake up after a alcoholic night leads to hangover! Its due to dehydration since excessive urination decreases fluid contents and dries it. But there are ways to overcome hangover and to keep yourself hydrated. 

1. Avoid drinking with empty stomach, it affects the stomach lining. And drink more water before and after drinking compensating with urination. Avoid cocktails, stay with single drink and drinking more than an hour. 

Home remedies for hangover

2. Go for a lemon tea  or ginger tea will give you quick relief from hangover and kills unwanted junks in stomach and also controls the sugar level blood. Its one of the best option you can go for..! 

3. Chew peppermint leaves or you can make it into tea by boiling the leaves in water. 

4. Have some banana or apples in empty stomach and more water will help you to start your day. 

5. Exercise daily, do some warm up exercises to overcome hangover and keeps you healthy and fit always. 

6. A glass of tomato juice with lots of pepper in it and you can also have eggs to overcome hangover and more proteins. 

7. Increase the intake of vitamin C by consuming more citrus fruits to prevent hangovers. 

Above all drinking is not good for health, you may be tired of hearing it in many places but no other ways to say its bad as you know! Its hard to stop drinking at once since every time when we do something a new connection will be established in our brain and when you continue it, the connection becomes stronger affects you both physically and mentally but you can follow some precautionary to limit its effects by drinking with foody stomach and in less amount. 

Enjoy drinking safely and live an happy life! Do not give up your life for a happy feeling only for a while by your friend! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

To be Dexter jackson

Dexter Jackson, an IFBB professional bodybuilder who hold the Mr.Olympia title of 2008, besides beating many title from 1992, living coolly in Florida. He also released of documentary film of his career in 2009. 


Dexter Jackson ' THE BLADE'
Height: 5’6″ / 1.68m

Contest Weight: 230~ pounds
Off-Season Weight: 245~ pounds
Chest: 45-46″
Arms: 21.5″
Waist: 27.5


The Blade workouts


Monday (Quads)
  • Leg Extensions – 4 sets, 20-30 reps
  • Squats – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Hack Squats – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Leg Extensions – 3 sets, 10 reps

Tuesday (Chest and Calves)

  • Barbell Bench Press – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Press – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Dumbbell Flyes – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Standing Calf Raises – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Seated Calf Raises – 4 sets, 10-15 reps

Wednesday (Back)
  • Lat Pulldowns – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • T-Bar Rows – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Barbell Deadlifts – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows – 3 sets, 8-10 reps

Thursday (Shoulders and Hams)
  • Dumbbell Press – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Incline Lying Side Laterals – 3 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Rear Delt Raises – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Seated Leg Curls – 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Superset – Lying Leg Curls – 4 sets, 10 reps
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlift – 4 sets, 10 reps

Friday (Biceps and Triceps)
  • EZ-Bar Curls – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Hammer Curls – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Preacher Curls – 4 sets, 8-10 reps
Tri-Set with:
  • Tricep Pushdowns – 3 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Dips – 3 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Rope Pushdowns – 3 sets, 8-10 reps
His workout videos

For Chest

For Arms

For back


For legs


For abs



Get Inspired by his movie

Dexter Jackson: Unbreakable 2009


BLADE Poses




Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tips to have beautiful lips

Cracked and black lips spoiling your beauty and makes you to feel depressed. Here are some natural ways to have smooth and good looking lips! 


1. Keep your lips always hydrated by wetting it using your mouth or using any lip creams to aid it. Drink plenty of water daily it also helps your overall health. 

2. Stop smoking, it makes your lips go darker and rough. And we also know smoking causes cancer and kills our lungs slowly. 

3. Vitamin B deficiency leads to cracked lips. Include lots of milk, eggs, meat products, cheese, nuts, pulses, fish, bananas and whole grains to help boost your vitamin B levels.

4. Make a mixture of equal parts of tomato paste and heavy cream, and apply to lips daily to add pink color to lackluster lips. The red color of tomatoes will be transferred to the skin of your lips. Maintain the pink glow of your lips by mixing red rose petals and heavy cream and applying this coloring to your lips. You also can apply beet root juice to naturally add pink pigmentation to your lips.

5. Apply lemon juice or piece of lemon  over the lip skins once in a day, helps you to smooth your lips. You can also use Vaseline for lips before bed.

6. To turn dark lips into pink -   A mixture of lime juice and almond
 oil,  Apply it on your lips everyday and when it gets dries then wash with cold water. And also go for aloe vera gel, apply it on your lips will also gives you good results. 


Avoid foods and anything that cause allergic reactions to your lips. Go for alternative things to replace it. Careful on kissing something that may inject any foreign body into your lips and causes bad results. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tips to treat Psoriasis


Psoriasis, a skin disease which causes itching, red patches and development of pus on your skin. It is not communicable. Psoriasis are of autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks our own body cells and the dead cells groups on skin as patches. It can occur anywhere on body skins and makes you in trouble. There are different types of psoriasis depending upon where they occur on our body.  But there are ways in medicine and ayurveda to treat it!

Symptoms of Psoriasis
  • Red patches on skin 
  • Itching, burning and soreness on skin
  • Swelling in joints
  • Pains in hands, wrist, lower back and knees
  • Nails gets infected
Treatments

1. Victim requires immediate medical attention in initial stage itself and the treatment depends on type of psoriasis and extent of it inflammation. And do not go for any self medication drugs without consulting your doctor since it may lead to advance stages of infection, it can be cured only in initial stages. 

2. Avoid drying of your skin have more water or any other energy drinks or fluids to skin to keep yourself hydrated. 

3. Avoid working under sunlight for more than 8 hours affecting your skin. If you have to do, then apply sun screen lotion to prevent your skin while working or in any desert travel. 

4. Smoking and alcohol may  increase the symptoms of the victim and leads to more infections. Kindly please avoid smoking and alcohols, it also leads your life in healthy way.

5. Keep any wounds or any injuries on your skin covered and medicated to avoid skin infections. Avoid itching and rubbing surface of injuries often. 

6. Avoid too much of worrying and stressing yourself more, it also affect your skin health. All parts of our body are interconnected and  only overall health promotes overall functions. 

7. To prevent psoriasis, 

  • Have bath twice a day. 
  • Using sunscreen lotion to prevent maximum exposure to UV rays
  • Have atleast one skin friendly fruit per day such as apples, oranges, lemons etc,.
  • Avoid drying of your skin, always have more water or any other soft drinks. 
  • Learn meditation and yogasanas techniques to keep yourself updated. 
  • Obesity causes folding of skin leading to skin infection, reduce your weight by following healthy diet. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tips to reduce hand pain from computer works


Working with computers using keyboards for more than 8 hours a day makes your hand, body and brain more stressful! they need some relaxation and pain reliever to work more. Here are some simple to aid and avoid hand pain in working with computers! 

1. Place your computer at height without paining your backbone and looking at it comfortably! Leave some rest for your fingers instead of typing fast at a stretch. Buy a mouse that fits your palm rightly without any disturbance!  

2. Weekly once or twice do oil massage for your hands and fingers to relax its bones and muscles. 

3. In between working do stretching exercise for your arms and forearms to stretch its muscles to avoid muscle ache! Bend your left hand fingers at 90 degree using your right hand and similarly for right hand fingers using your left hand, it will stretch your forearm muscles! 

4. Use muscle relaxant sprays or ice packs to reduce pain and have some rest! 

5. Sitting infront of computer for long hours not only pains your hand but also indirectly affect your body health, eyes, back pain. etc. Split your work timings and have regular gaps atleast five minutes per hour will aid everything! Go for any vacation once in a month and refresh your mind. 

6. If the pain is more leading to redness and wounds needs medical attention in initial stages itself! 

Live a healthy and fitty life! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

To be Shawn Rhoden

Shawn Flexatron Rhoden born in  Jamaica became American in 1990 who holds the 3rd place of Mr.Olympia 2012 soon to reach the medal! He was so skinny in his childhood days and loves to play Soccer. Rhoden started his bodybuilding career in 1992. He made his spectacular body to compete in many bodybuilding competition and listed in his records! He was guided by former Mr.Universe Yohnnie Shambourger, cheered by his father and inspired by Ronnie Coleman! After his father passed away by killing disease, he was also engaged himself in knowing about deadly diseases. 

His Achievements

2012-  Tampa Pro - 1st Dallas Europa Pro - 1st Olympia Pro - 3rd Flex Pro Championships - IFBB, Open, 4th Arnold Classic - IFBB, 8th
2011-  Europa Supershow - IFBB, Open, 3rd Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 11th
2010 - Europa Supershow - IFBB, Open, 16th
2009-  North American Championships - IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st North American Championships - IFBB, Overall Winner
2002-  Nationals - NPC, HeavyWeight, 14th
2001-  North American Championships - IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd Team Universe Championships - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd
2000-  Team Universe Championships - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 4th  
1999-  Jan Tana Amateur - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd Team Universe Championships - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 3rd
His workout videos









His Official Website
http://www.shawnrhoden.com/

Shawn Flexatron


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stop Snoring


Snoring, a vibration produced due to restriction on breathing air movements while sleeping since the throat muscle relaxes and act as a blockage for air which makes the sound snorrrrr! It disturbs sleep as well as causing irritation for others and affecting relationships. Some may snorr loud and some may snorr less, studies have shown some positive correlation between people who snorr loud has risk of heart attack and stroke. There are many simple ways to stop snoring! 

1. You can use Nose clips to avoid snoring and helping you to have a good sleep and for others also! 

2. Avoid Smoking and drinking, it affects the strength of throat muscles and increasing the risk of cancer and snoring! 

3. Avoid being over weight or obese, its also causes loud snoring. Since fat muscle restricts the air movement through nasal paths! Do regular exercise and follow a healthy diet which also helps your health! 

4. Medical treatments and drugs are available to treat snoring when it is severe! You need medical attention if it is more and can't be controlled by simple ailments! 

5. Sleep on one side instead of sleeping on your back with pillow elevated to support your head which may reduce the sound of snoring!

6. Practice vowels AEIOU saying it slowly first and increase the speed to strengthen your upper respiratory tract! practice it daily 30 min to stop snoring completely! 

7. Sing any song wish aloud to improve your throat sound quality and helps in avoid snoring! 

8. An Yoga breathing exercise, lion's breath helps in curing snoring! To perform lion breath, sit on your heels and place your palms on your thighs. Inhale deeply and on the exhale, open your mouth wide, stick out your tongue and forcefully exhale. Repeat several times.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Refreshing yogasanas to relieve stress

Stressed of working for hours, need to get refreshed! These yoga poses will help you to feel refreshing, it does not require any procedure or any equipment, you can do these anywhere at anytime you need! 

Deep Breathing - sit back in comfortable position, have deep breathing for 5-10 breaths by inhaling and exhaling slowly for 5 min. It will refresh your brain with new supply of bloods. 


Shoulder stretch - Sit with crossed legs, lock your fingers, raise your arms above your head and palms facing upwards. Hold these position for 2-3 min with controlled breathing, to relax your shoulder muscles. 

Extend your right hand straight, now holding the biceps of right hand using your left hand, and gently push the right hand towards your chest! Now do the same for your left hand using your right hand!

Eagle arms - keep your arms parallel to the floor, bend elbows and cross your arms in front of your head perpendicular to floor. Both hands should look like twisted together like threads. 


Cobra pose - lie face down on the floor, push your upper body off the ground and press your palms on floor! Hold your breath in this position for 2-3 min and relax.  It will stretch your back muscles and strengthen your arms and abs muscle. 

Forward bend pose - stand straight with hands elbows bend and folded together. Bend your upper body towards the ground! Its also relax your back muscles and helps to increase your height! 

Sleeping pose - to give complete relaxation to all parts your body, lie flat with your back on ground keeping your arms and legs placed wide and relaxed. Be in it for 3-5 min and get back! 

The Success of each pose is in doing it in right form in perfect direction and doing it slowly with controlled breathing. It will control you mentally to do any work with less tension. Start your days with these simple moves! Have a brisky and pleasant day! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tips to treat premature graying of hair


Premature graying of hair not only affects your hair also your mental behavior with others and stress. More stress will also add more hair loss. Graying for is may be due to lack of essential vitamins and nutritious supplement to hair. There are some simple home remedy treatments to treat it!

1. Should include iron, iodine, proteins and vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin B for healthy hair in your daily diet. Have banana, carrots, fish,eggs, fresh fruits and more green vegetables. 

2. Indian gooseberry is often considered as an effective natural remedy for premature graying. Cut gooseberry into pieces and dry them in the sun. Make dried gooseberry pieces into powdered form and mix with coconut oil. Apply this mixture in the scalp regularly! 

3. Use coconut oil regularly for hair to avoid drying of hair. Have a oil massage or protein conditioner, apply direct egg yolk on hair before bath for 5-10 min and wash with light heat water. 

4.Use fresh leaves of amaranth vegetable and blend to obtain the leaf extract. Apply the leaf extract on the hair scalp for restoring the natural hair color. 

5. Grey hair may let others to think you as old! but do not have to worry, it just an disorder can be treated with regular medical attention. Avoid stress and having inferiority complex, will add additional hair loss. 

6. Avoid using synthetic hair dyes, coloring, hair dryer, etc, instead go for natural hair dyes which promotes  hair growth. Egg yolks, coconut oil, aloe vera, neem oil etc for effective healthy black hair! 
Above all, grey hair also looks trendy! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tips to treat Hypotension


Hypotension refers to low blood pressure due to decrease in pressure of blood flowing through arteries, which restricts the enough amount of blood supply to brains, causing tiredness and dizziness. Regular medication is needed for people with frequent occurrence of low blood pressure. When blood pressure lowers the most, supplies to organs and other parts of the body stops leading to fatal conditions!  

Symptoms of Hypotension
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Feeling tired
  • Cold skin
  • changes in breathing 
  • lack of concentration

Hypotension may be due to, 

  • Dehydration - patient with chronic vomiting, diarrhea, nausea etc 
  • Trauma - excessive bleeding  as a result of trauma
  • Infection of organs
  • Heart muscles weakened - can't able to pump up required pressure and low heart beat rate. 
  • Due to heart attack or stroke - restricting the blood supplies. 
Treatments for Hypotension! 

1. Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water, fluids, electrolytes etc to stay hydrated! Should take regular medication as prescribed by your doctor for chronic hypotension! People with initial stages of heart attack, stroke etc are should be treated in initial stage itself before it restricting blood supply to entire body organs! 

2. Try to include more salty foods and snacks in your diets, till you get cured of hypotension and beware of hypertension. 

3. Beetroot juice is good for treating low blood pressure, try to have atleast once in a day! 

4. Lie down on water tub mixed with epsom salt of 1kg for 10-20 min before going to bed. 

5. Indian spikenard is an effective herbal medicine for low blood pressure, have herbs of indian spikenard boiled in water, drink it twice a day. Indian spikenard along with camphor and cinnamon also will be more effective! 

6. Meditation and yoga practice will help you to stabilize yourself by maintaining blood supply to each and every organs. Do breathing exercise for atleast 5 min a day! and Avoid rapid physical movement! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

To be Kai Greene

Kai Greene who holds second medal of Mr.Olympia 2012, his childhood days were hard as his workout! His school english teacher introduced him to bodybuilding as behavior modification tool. Later greene turned his vision into becoming an great professional bodybuilder. He won his first big title Shawn ray colorado pro/Am Classic 2007 followed by New York Pro, Arnold classic, placed Mr.Olympia 4th in 2009. Still training hard to become Mr.Olympia and being a tough competitor to Cutler, Phil heath etc. Kai greene loves visual arts, he wants his body to be drawn in artistic bends!  

Kai Greene 
Born 12-July-1975
Height - 5'8''
Arms - 21'
Weight - 256 lbs

Workout Routine!  

Day 1: Shoulders and Traps

  • Standing barbell press - 6 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Lateral Raise - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Bent over laterals - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Front raise - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Shrugs - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Upright rows - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
Day 2 : Back and Abs
  • Pull Ups - 4 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Pull downs - 6 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Bent  over barbell rows - 6 sets x 10-15 reps
  • T- Bar rows - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Seated Cable row - 5 sets x 10-12 reps
Day 3 : Chest and Abs 
  • Dips and Pull Overs (superset) - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Incline dumbbell press - 5 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Flat barbell bench press - 6 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Decline barbell press - 4 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell fly - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Cable crossovers - 4 sets x 10-12 reps
Day 4 : Arms
  • Reverse wrist curls - 3 sets x 10 reps
  • Reverse curls - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Overhand pushdowns - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Close grip bench press - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Bench dips - 4 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Straight bar curls - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Incline dumbbell press - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Preacher hammer curls - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Concentration curls - 4 sets x 10-12 reps
Day 5 : Legs
  • Leg extension - 4 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Leg curls - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Squats - 6 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Leg press - 6 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Walking lunges - 4 sets - 30ft
  • Stiff leg deadlift - 4 sets x 10-15 reps
  • Standing calf raise - 4 sets x 15-20 reps
  • Seated calf raise - 4 sets x 15-20 reps
Day 6 : Rest and Cycle continues! 

Kai Greene's Diet plans 
  • 16 oz steak, 12 egg whites, quart of white rice.
  • 2 chicken breast, turkey burger, pint of white rice.
  • 16 oz salmon, 6 egg whites, large green salad.
  • 16 oz steak, 2 sweet potatoes.
  • 16 oz salmon, 2 cups oatmeal with raisins, cup of corn.
  • shake 85 grams of protein, cup cashews or avocado.
  • 16 oz steak, 2 cups mixed vegetables.

Workout videos, 
For Arms,


For Chest, 


For back,


For legs,


Kai Greene 'The Predator'




'Perseverance Conquers Everything' 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tips to treat Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis refers to infection of tonsil gland in throat behind tongue by a virus. It swells, pains and doesn't allow to eat any food or even to talk more! This infection can recover with or without any medication if our immune system is good. Tonsils gland in throat are to prevent virus and bacteria infection, and also stimulates the immune system to fight against it. Tonsillitis affects any age, more commonly for children and teens.


For some, the infection on tonsil gland may be frequent or more than 5 times in a year are advised for Tonsillectomy which refers to removal of tonsil gland to avoid  problems related with tonsillitis such as breathing problems due to swollen tonsils, trouble in swallowing foods, to kill cancer cells in tonsils preventing throat cancer etc. Tonsillectomy are commonly done for children as an preventive measure and it did not give you any side effects. But tonsillectomy is not necessary for everyone, only for people having frequent tonsillitis and breathing difficulty. Sometimes tonsillectomy are done along with adenoidectomy (removal of adenoid gland in nose, done to aid breathing). Need to consult with your doctor before going for these removals!

Symptoms of Tonsillitis
  • Swelling of tonsil gland
  • pain while swallowing
  • fever
  • headache
  • pains in ear and throat
  • feeling weak. 

Treatments

It may go off without any medication within a week, if it frequent and more paining, then 

1. By medical treatment, need to follow antibiotic tablets prescribed by doctor such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, which reduces pain and fever! Surgery(tonsillectomy) is optional! Complete the medication period even though you feel better, it will help you to prevent it in future!

2. Gargle with warm salty water and spit it out, after having food!Follow it for 3-4 days atleast once in a day,  Most common way to treat tonsillitis. 

3. Instead of hard foods, have plenty of fruits as juice ( carrot juice mixed with cucumber juice and beet juice helps in fighting infection),  soft foods, more fluids such as milk and water to keep up the health. 

4. Apply ice pack or cold pack directly over the swollen area to reduce the pain!

5. Drink a glass of boiled milk mixed with  a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder, have it before going to sleep for 3-4 days! 

6. Cut a lemon into half and sprinkle some black pepper and salt over it, press it inside using a spoon. Lick it  till the entire juice has been extracted! 

7. As one of old herbal treatment to tonsillitis using garlic , boil two cloves of garlic in in one cup of water. After heating, strain garlic and  cool it,  add honey to it! Have it once in a day! 

8. Follow a regular exercise and healthy foods, fruits, green vegetables to live free of disease! Have a great day! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Foods & Fruits to burn fat easily


We must work as per our calorie intake daily, if the calorie intake is more and the work is less, it will lead to over weight or obese. Opposite to that, if we work more or any kind of physical workouts and the calorie intake is less, it will lead to skinny by burning fat fast. Calculated or measured intakes and workouts, helps us to remain fit and healthy. Need to  do regular workouts but there may not be enough time to do that! there are some foods and fruits which helps you to burn fat easily even with less workouts.

1. Eliminate carbohydrates foods such as white rice, white flour, sugar etc. Since they act as fuel to our body, if it is restricted, in order to get energy all the stored fats will converted into energies and keeps us to work! Replace those carbohydrates foods with healthy fruits, fats such as olive oil and avocado oil.  Along with restriction on carbohydrates, reduce the daily intake of calorie value also! 

2. Including Oats in our daily food schedule helps in burning fat fast, they are rich in fiber and controls fat by increasing metabolism rate. Start your day with oats as your breakfast! 

3. Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are good to brain and heart, and  it also reduces fat! They can be only obtained from fish and necessary to have it atleast twice in a weak. 

4. Use almonds as your daily snacks, they are rich in protein, fiber, vitamin E and healthy unsaturated fatty acids helps in reducing stored fats in body! always go for natural almonds instead of roasted or salted almonds!  

5. Include vegetables and fruits which are free from carbohydrates and burns more calories,  in your daily foods, such as Broccoli, Carrots, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onions, Cauliflower, Eggplant,  artichoke, asparagus, celery, squash, okra, Oranges  Pears Peppers Pineapple Plums Radishes Raspberries Sweet Potatoes Strawberries Watermelon Zucchini Lemons Lettuce Limes Apple, Blue and Blackberries. 

6. Try to have Green Tea ( contains Catechins) helps in reducing weight atleast once in a week! 

6. Reduce the amount of daily foods you have and replace them with healthy fruits (have it naturally instead of making it juicy to burn fat) to keep up the vitamins and nutrients levels. If you want to have more quicker results, then along with above tips try to do more workouts which makes you to sweat more means burns more calories. Drink plenty of water or any protein supplement to do those workouts. You can choose any type of workouts such swimming, jogging, running, etc. 

Main problem in burning fats  may be mental stress since you can't have your desired foods which makes you to feel happy but increases fats and weights. Control your attitude and stress, think of your fitness how it will be! But do not stress yourself more to avoid foods which may lead to other kind of mental disorder (Anorexia), having only once may will not be a problem if your health is good! Make your own life as you want to be!  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Journey of Bodybuilding

It all started in 11th century - India,  train their body with weights made of stones and rods to gain strength and muscles to meet their daily life challenges! The weights are called as Nals. Working out with weight became their famous pass time in 16th century.
Nals
The Ancient Greek and  Egyptian athlete need to get strength and reduce weight, trained in gymnasium. In gymnasium, along with training to be athlete they become interested in body modification gaining muscles and strength. The Olympic wrestling champion Milo of Croton lifted weights on his back to show his strength, attracted by many people.

In 19th century, Eugene Sandow, famous businessman interested in developing muscles and showing his physique in stages (muscle display performances) received greater response from many audience! Sandow found new training methods for bodybuilding which lead to path of New Modern bodybuilding of what we are still following! In 1899 Sandow opened his first gym in London named as " Physical culture Studio", and also starting selling many fitness related products and magazines. He also started promoting bodybuilding competitions, The World championship in 1891 in England, weightlifting events in 1896 inaugural of modern Olympics. Then in 1901, the first largest bodybuilding competitions was held in Royal Albert hall, London. Sandow and Sir Arthur conan doyale were judges of that competition. Sandow died in 1925, his statute is given as most prestigious gift to winners in Mr.Olympia competitions. 
Sandow
After Sandow, Bernarr Macfadden promoted 'physical culture' and bodybuilding competition for both men and women in 1904. Also wrote many magazines, many products related to bodybuilding.

In 1920, Charles Atlas winner of 'Most perfectly developed contest'. Charles Atlas attracted many audiences through many advertisements and many people started showing interest  in bodybuilding.
Clancy Ross
In 1939, Mr. America competition were created, to show advantage of lifting weights. In 1945, Clancy Ross is the famous modern bodybuilder to develop and shape muscle as Grecian ideal! During this period only, International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) is started to promote the bodybuilders and in 1949 the First IFBB Mr.Olympia competition is conducted.
Steeve Reeves

Steeve Reeves, former famous bodybuilder in 1950's, holding Mr. America, Mr. Universe and Mr.World titles and acted in many films, he was like Arnold in his era!  Then followed by Reg park bodybuilder acting in films and gained many audiences! This is the era, that the bodybuilding gained  much more importance through movies!
Larry Scott

In 1965, Joe Weider created Mr.Olympia contest, which is considered to be the highest of bodybuilding sports competitions. Larry Scott is to win first Mr.Olympia contest in 1965 and also in 1966. Then followed by Serigo Oliva holding Mr.Olympia 1967, 1968,1969. 
Serigo Oliva

Serigo Oliva is considered to be naturally gifted mass muscle man ever without any steroids!

And the man who become second in Mr.Olympia 1969 and the man who gave complete definition to bodybuilding, the one and only human Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bodybuilding got a new super star once like Steeve Reeves, attracting many people with his physique and holding Mr. Olympia title for six times, 1970, 1971,1972,1973,1974, and 1975. After that he officially announced that he is retiring from bodybuilding competition and not from bodybuilding. And decided to act in films. He released a documentary film of his bodybuilding era later, named as "Pumping Iron".
Arnold

Arnie was being tough competitor to Lou Ferrigno and Franco Colombo in his era! During Arnie period only, Mr.Olympia is split into two categories small man and tall man. After Arnie retirement, Franco Colombo became Mr.Olympia in 1976 and in 1981.
Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman

The most notable acheivements in Mr.Olympia are till 1983, there was none to beat the Arnie record holding title for six times, then in 1984 Lee Haney, an American IFBB bodybuilder to beat the record and holding the title for eight times from (1984-1991). But his record was about to break by Ronnie coleman, an American bodybuilder to hold the title for eight times from (1998-2005).

List of  Mr.Olympia Holders
Year
Winner
Venue
1965
 Larry Scott
New York City, New York, United States
1966
 Larry Scott
New York City, New York, United States
1967
 Sergio Oliva
New York City, New York, United States
1968
 Sergio Oliva
New York City, New York, United States
1969
 Sergio Oliva
New York City, New York, United States
1970
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
New York City, New York, United States
1971
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Paris, Île-de-France, France
1972
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
1973
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
New York City, New York, United States
1974
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
New York City, New York, United States
1975
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1976
 Franco Columbu
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1977
 Frank Zane
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1978
 Frank Zane
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1979
 Frank Zane
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1980
 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1981
 Franco Columbu
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1982
 Chris Dickerson
London, England, United Kingdom
1983
 Samir Bannout
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
1984
 Lee Haney
New York City, New York, United States
1985
 Lee Haney
Brussels, Belgium
1986
 Lee Haney
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1987
 Lee Haney
Gothenburg, Götaland, Sweden
1988
 Lee Haney
Los Angeles, California, United States
1989
 Lee Haney
Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1990
 Lee Haney
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1991
 Lee Haney
Orlando, Florida, United States
1992
 Dorian Yates
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
1993
 Dorian Yates
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1994
 Dorian Yates
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1995
 Dorian Yates
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1996
 Dorian Yates
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1997
 Dorian Yates
Los Angeles, California, United States
1998
 Ronnie Coleman
New York City, New York, United States
1999
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2000
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2001
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2002
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2003
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2004
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2005
 Ronnie Coleman
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2006
 Jay Cutler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2007
 Jay Cutler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2008
 Dexter Jackson
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2009
 Jay Cutler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2010
 Jay Cutler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2011
 Phil Heath
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2012
 Phil Heath

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


In Arnie period many new famous women bodybuilder emerged to own Ms.Olympia titles. Rachel Mclish, an American bodybuilder,actress and she is the first women bodybuilder to be Ms.Olympia in 1980. 
Rachel Mclish

Then followed by kike elomaa in 1981. Attracted many young women bodybuilders to hold the Ms. Olympia title!

List of Ms.Olympia holders
YearOverallLightweightHeavyweightVenue
1980 Rachel McLishPhiladelphiaU.S.
1981 Kike ElomaaPhiladelphia, U.S.
1982 Rachel McLishAtlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
1983 Carla DunlapWarminster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1984 Cory EversonMontrealCanada
1985 Cory EversonNew York, U.S.
1986 Cory EversonNew York, U.S.
1987 Cory EversonNew York, U.S.
1988 Cory EversonNew York, U.S.
1989 Cory EversonNew York, U.S.
1990 Lenda MurrayNew York, U.S.
1991 Lenda MurrayLos Angeles, U.S.
1992 Lenda MurrayChicago, U.S.
1993 Lenda MurrayNew York, U.S.
1994 Lenda MurrayAtlanta, U.S.
1995 Lenda MurrayAtlanta, U.S.
1996 Kim ChizevskyChicago, U.S.
1997 Kim ChizevskyNew York, U.S.
1998 Kim ChizevskyPragueCzech Republic
1999 Kim ChizevskySecaucus, New Jersey, U.S.
2000– None – Andrulla Blanchette Valentina ChepigaLas Vegas, U.S.
2001 Juliette Bergmann Juliette Bergmann Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2002 Lenda Murray Juliette Bergmann Lenda MurrayLas Vegas, U.S.
2003 Lenda Murray Juliette Bergmann Lenda MurrayLas Vegas, U.S.
2004 Iris Kyle Dayana Cadeau Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2005 Yaxeni OriquenLas Vegas, U.S.
2006 Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2007 Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2008 Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2009 Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2010 Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2011 Iris KyleLas Vegas, U.S.
2012 Iris Kyle
Las Vegas, U.S.


Bodybuilding in Those days! 
Working out with weights to gain strength and muscles to meet their daily life challenges! And to also prevent them from diseases and maintain good health. But it turned into a profession to earn pride and money. To win the competition, training hard with weights, enough foods, meats, etc and long term schedules to  develop mass muscles,  had no drawbacks and side effects.  

But bodybuilding in later 1960's, many new  artificial supplements and steroids are in use still! Those supplements and steroids used since it gives instant result and developing larger muscle mass than a normal human being, gives us clear definition on muscles to win the competition in quick period. Taking steroids is dangerous and banned as illegal! But it is still in use by many famous bodybuilder from 1970's, they also admit to steroid use! But it is hard to believe that, without steroids it may be hard to own the Mr.Olympia title now-a-days! Sure has greater side effects, its like taking an poison injection and giving up life for a title! 
Without steroids, you can develop greater muscle and bring clean definition on muscles in long term schedule with enough supplements, and has no side effects.  

Best advice to all young bodybuilder, do not go for steroids, learn many new bodybuilding workout routines to train each and every muscles. Need to have enough supplements, protein shakes, mass bulks etc. Go for more weight and train hard...! Let your name also updated in the table! Perseverance Conquers everything! 

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