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Survival of the fittest

Experts agree there are some very basic and universal rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food and find help. Beyond that, there’s not much one can do. In its new survival series, ‘Dual Survival’, Discovery Channel introduces Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin — two survival experts with drastically different backgrounds — taking on some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrain.

Their aim is to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.  The pair is dropped into scenarios that could happen to anyone — marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers. In the ultimate test of skill, perseverance and creativity, military-trained Dave and naturalist Cody battle the elements — and sometimes each other — on ‘Dual Survival’. This July, ‘Dual Survival’ airs every night at 10 pm on Discovery Channel.

 Commenting on the series, Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “In the new series, ‘Dual Survival’, two survival experts devise extraordinary ways to demonstrate what it takes to stay alive.”
Dave and Cody are faced with survival scenarios that push them to their limits. The duo must draw upon their personal arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to survive.

From swamps to avalanches and sweltering heat to sub-zero temperatures, Dave and Cody will show what it takes to survive in some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrain, including the Florida Everglades, made up of 4,000 miles of cypress swamp; the scorching deserts of Baja, Mexico; Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina — less than 500 miles from Antarctica; the wet cloud forests of Panama, 7,000 feet in the air; and Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains in the dead of winter.

How will they use a plastic bag, lip balm and a parachute cord while trenching through waist-deep snow in the Rocky Mountains? What good is steel wool, broken cell phone and elephant dung in the jungles of Thailand? Find out on the show as it hits the small screens soon.

Following a strict regime

TV actress Aashka Goradia had followed her own workout programme for years that made her look and feel good. However, when she was selected for Khatron Ke Khiladi 4, she realised that she needed more.

So enter Hemal Shah, fitness guru and expert trainer who runs his company ‘Fighting Fit’. After merely a ten day training, she knew she had made the right decision. “The credit goes to Hemal sir. We had done maximum functional training, kick boxing and mind strengthening exercise which was the only requirement of the show. I sincerely thank him and suggest the youth to follow the pattern of exercise that he has to offer,” says Aashka.

Hemal Shah explains the regimen he chartered for Aashka, “Keeping the concept of ‘KKK 4’ in mind, we concentrated more on core with TRX , balancing and coordination. We used everyday props like a book, a mobile, chair for balance and even made her take the steps to reach the 20-25th floor of the building We emphasised to her that it is important to finish the stunt and time doesn’t matter. What matters is only the 6 ‘S’ — strength, skill, speed, stamina, suppleness and spirit.”

Hemal Shah has trained celebrities like Tabu, Aamna Sharif, Sayali Bhagat, Raima Sen, Raveena Tandon, Ekta Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, Kiran Dubey and Deepika Padukone.

As the plot unfolds...

The seventh season of ‘Naval Criminal Investigative Service’ (‘NCIS’) airs every Monday to Wednesday at 10 pm on Big CBS Prime. NCIS is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humour, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.

NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former marine gunnery sergeant, whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads this troupe of colourful personalities.  On June 28, watch the episode ‘Faith’. When the enlisted son of retired Colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, the team believes he may be the victim of a hate crime.

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