19 October, 2020

Pumping Facts

If you're a victim already, repent and recuperate. This one goes out for the uninitiated: if you're gym-bound, here's a long list of do's and don'ts.

Pumping Facts
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A tubby Maria Goretti is an exception in a world peopled by sinuous Malaika Aroras. Salman Khan popularises 'abs' and 'biceps' in a world where Arnold Schwarzenegger posters dominate the landscape. Since fitness today means fabulous-looking (remember Flo Jo?), the adage "no gain without pain" may be becoming more outdated than lycra-shorts. But a few fettle souls, who've fretted over just such aches, advocate circumspection vis-a-vis this "fitness misinformation boom". Those who have been there and done it all narrate their lessons, learnt the hard way.

Living legend Ramma Bans, between fine-tuning her trick of "freezing time" and pruning Miss World aspirants, frets over false weight-loss promises held out by potent pills, sometimes even purgatives. Dr Kinjal Suratwalla, sports doctor with the Piramal Health Centre, Mumbai, grouses: "Having money and a good body qualifies anybody for starting a gym or becoming a personal trainer." Columns by glamourous idols are also fertile fields of fallacies, fears Dessai.

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