Canada 150


I visited Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the Canada 150 celebration. It was awesome. I met a lot of people visiting the capital from all around Canada and USA.

The best part of the celebration was people dressed up as the Canadian Flag. From kids to adults everyone was wearing something red and white.  I felt the love for the great white north just by watching people admiring their land and teaching their kids loyalty and patriotism for the country.

The entire city looked red and white!!!!!!!

God Bless Canada! Happy Canada 150 eh!                                                                                    Do not forget the to check out the Canada 150 goodies on Amazon.ca linked below 🙂

 

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If you ever get a chance to visit the great white north, then just don’t miss it.

Summer in Canada – Radiate


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Summer in Canada

As we are slowly heading towards summer 2017, I decided to post my travels to the small and large provincial parks of Ontario Canada.

Warning: the photographs were taken by old iPhone 4, and I am a shitty photographer. Besides, I don’t believe putting too much time in taking pictures as it slows me down, and results in less time to explore.A little back story before you guys start to scroll down for the pictures. I am a 9-5 worker. I work for a software solutions company as a network admin. So, excluding the weekends, I only get 10 days/year to travel. Sucks, right? But there is no way out, you got to do what you got to do. Moreover, this the same reason I travel alone. You see, I only have weekends to travel, I don’t have time to convince people to come on adventures with me. 99% of my friends don’t like what I do. They are city people they eat pizza, drink beer, watch a movie and go to bed. On the other hand, I workout 6 days a week, hike/swim almost all summer weekends, camp when I can, and I hate beer and pizza, both are toxic and makes you fat. The whole point here is that I travel and do adventure alone

  1. Trout Lake Innerkip: http://www.troutlakeinnerkip.com/

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So, there is a story here. This picture was taken in the year 2016, I was 26 and this is my very first campsite ever. My first camping trip was at the age of 26. You see, in India, we don’t do these things, at least not where I lived. When I was a kid my only job was to study, get good grades and not to talk about sports. Sad, right?

Anyways this is a huge lake on a private property in a small town of Innerkip, Ontario with very less population, and only one bar in the entire town. Many young people come here for fishing, cliff diving and scuba diving. There two artificial cliffs, around 20 feet tall.  Unfortunately, I only took one nice pic that I can post.

2. Emerald Lake: This is a water park and a camping ground near a big lake. Here there are two artificial cliffs from which you can jump straight into the deep lake water.

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3. Born Echo Provincial Park: This is one of the most beautiful parks in Ontario. The rocky mountains and clean water beaches are so freaking beautiful. This place is a must visit if you are travelling in Ontario. Moreover, make sure you visit in summer, as the water is warm for swimming and water sports.

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4. Balsam Lake Provincial Park: This place has nice beaches and two hiking trails. I hiked on both and it was amazing.

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5. Elora Quarry: This visit was epic. The best part of this quarry was that every visitor over here was a cliff diving enthusiast and all they wanted to do was jump and swim. Besides, this is a limestone quarry with 40 feet high cliffs in the small town of Elora, Ontario. If you are travelling in Ontario, Canada then you got to visit this town and eat at some local all-day breakfast.

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6. Kill Bear Provincial Park: This is a decent park for camping and hiking along the side of Georgian Bay. One of the windiest parks I have been in. It has amazing camping grounds and the forest is pretty dense and away from the busy city life.

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7. Algonquin Provincial Park: This is the most beautiful park in Ontario. Over here you can hike on one of the best hiking trails in the Canada. A must see. You can do almost all activities in this park. People visit this park for biking, bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, camping and fishing. One tip; make sure you buy an effective and concentrated bug spray if you are hiking and camping. The pictures below are from the Mizzy Lake trail.

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Now I am planning my next adventure. I have not decided what I am going to do, but I know that I am going enjoy and live in the moment.

One more thing guys, don’t be afraid of doing things alone and don’t wait for people to do an adventure with you. If your friends are not ready, then just go and do it yourself.

Let me know what you thing about Canadian parks in the comments section!

Live while you can!

Why you don’t get perfect results after dieting!


Hello friends, I am back to discuss one of my fitness experience. Well, I have been dieting for around 3 months. Cutting on food portions, reducing carbs’ intake and following all other over exaggerated methods followed by many people around us. But guess what, it was a total waste of time.

So today let me enlighten you with the things I did wrong during these 3 months. Well, my parents are always like “SAM dumb A**, you will never do anything right in life”. I must say, that I completely agree with them. So now I post those things that I did wrong, on web so that it can prevent others from doing the same.

Well, let’s get started!

  1. I always workout early mornings, like around 6 am, because later I have to go to work like normal people 9-5 (sucks!). Besides, most of the gyms are not crowded early mornings. This helps in saving time, as during peak hours it’s totally crowed and you waste lot of time waiting for your turn or in a search of a free bench or a machine. Besides, I prefer taking smaller intervals in between my sets. So working-out early morning helps a lot.

Now the thing I did wrong, firstly, the portion of my first meal i.e. breakfast was very little. Secondly, the time after completing my workout and having my first meal was too big. I use to eat my breakfast almost one hour after my workout.

  1. Bad nutrition intake. I agree you have to eat small portions in all your meals but your meal should have right amount of nutrition in it.
  1. Not eating enough meals. The workout program I was following was too intense, but as compare to that my food intake was far more less. If you do this, your body will go to your muscles for energy and whatever you eat will be stored as fat and utilize very slowly.
  1. Not drinking enough water. I cannot emphasize enough how important is water intake for weight loss. You should drink minimum 3 liters of water/day.
  1. Not getting enough sleep. Always remember that if you want your body to recover faster from previous day’s workout then you have to sleep minimum 7 hours/day.

There were many other things that I did wrong during this cutting season but the above five spoiled my health.

Effects of Bad Dieting.

  1. Hair loss. I use to eat 10 egg whites every day for breakfast. Now imagine, I did this for 3 months. You might think what egg whites has to do with hair loss. Well, let me tell you this, extreme and continuous intake of egg whites reduces the absorption of Biotin (vitamin B7) in our body and accelerates hair loss.
  2. Loss in size. I was dieting to loose fat and instead it cost me muscle mass. This is due to consuming less meals per day.

So all I want to say is, dieting is the most important and the best way to build muscle, but you have to do it wisely and in a correct way. You need to prepare a plan in advance for your entire dieting duration. Remember this “Dieting is not eating less, it’s eating right and healthy”.  I hope this article will helps you to avoid doing the same mistakes I did.

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How to keep yourself pumped!


Hello friends,

This is my recent short video after hitting chest, Triceps and Calf muscles. I am trying to bulk and put in as much muscle mass as possible. I want to be a beast with 200 pounds of muscle. Below I have mentioned my workout routine for chest, triceps and calf muscles. You can try to follow the same and I guarantee that you will feel your body pumped for a week. Try and let me know how you feel.

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Sets and Reps.

Chest;

  1. 3 sets of incline dumbbell Press (Reps-12,10,8)
  2. 3 decline Dumbbell Press (Reps-12,10,8)
  3. 3 Sets of Incline Bench Press (Reps-12,10,8)
  4. 3 Sets of Decline Bench Press (Reps-12,10,8)
  5. 3 Sets of Flat Bench Dumbbell Fly (Reps-12,8.5)

Triceps;

  1. Standing EZ French Press (Reps-10,8,6)
  2. Triceps DIPS (Reps-12,10,8)
  3. Bench DIPS (10,10,8)

Calf muscles;

  1. Calf Press (Reps-12,10,10)
  2. Standing Calf Raises (Reps-12,10,10)
  3. Calf Press on Leg Press Machine (Reps-12,10,10)

Well, I do all these reps with increase in weights after each rep. Or should I say “I try too” lol! I try to add more weights with each rep. Moreover, during strength training I do not rep till failure. This helps me in maintaining my PRs.

Right now I am not using any supplements. From next year, January 1st, 2016 I will be starting my supplement intake.

I will be posting all my experiences with the supplements I take, so stay connected with my blogpost.

 

Weight lifting and Ego!


Over the years I have seen that people try to lift weights beyond their capacity and end up doing only one rep or two. Besides, I have seen people comparing themselves with other folks coming to the gym and try to pick up more weight than them.  Which I think is completely useless and will not help you in getting any results or meeting your goals.

So just remember this, if you see a guy or girl shorter than you or has less muscle mass than you but lifts more weights than you with proper form is because he/she might have started lifting weights before you over the years and might have put in a lot of hard work. Besides, with proper and continuous training you will reach there too.

Always remember you have to keep your EGO outside the gym. There are several ways you can start lifting heavy weights like other pro bodybuilders but you have to keep in mind that it will take some time and efforts to get there. To get somewhere; you first have to start somewhere!

So next time you see a guy/girl lifting more weights than you, you can do what I always do and trust me it makes me feel better.

  1. Add right amount of weight that you can lift easily to a machine or bar (depending on what workout you are doing).
  2. Do five more reps than your competitor. This will put your heart in fat burning zone as well.
  3. Start planning your goals and treat yourself every time you can increase the amount of weight you can lift. In short, make a plan. For instance if this week you are able to bench press 130LB make sure that you can bench press 5LB extra that is 135 LB on the first set you do next week on a bench press. This is the way I plan.

At the end it is all planning and hard work.