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What's your fitness mantra?
Staying fit is all about taking the right kind of diet and nutrition.
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What kind of fitness routine do you usually follow?
Surprising but true, I do not workout daily. I work out for four to five days a week depending on my shooting schedules. I try and give my body as much rest as possible. I either go to a gym in Juhu or I work out at home. I do mostly weight training and cardio once or twice a week. I follow a separate body part regime every day and try and fit out all muscle groups in a given week. In the morning, I do cardio for about an hour. I jog on the treadmill for about half an hour and then concentrate individually on each part of my body... tbc
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I also own two separate sets of exercise equipment, one which is kept at home and the other which I take along when I travel. These are imported pressure pull machines which help me work out during my free moments even when I am on a flight. With the help of a vacuum press, I fix this equipment to a flat surface and pull the handle to exercise the biceps. I follow the same process for my legs. This special mechanism is an essential part of my entourage, along with dumb bells.
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What does fitness mean to you and why is it important?
Workout is a part of my daily life. It disciplines me and makes me mentally and physically strong. It also helps bring down the stress.
What part of your workout routine do you love the most?
I love training my arms.
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What part of the routine do you hate?
I do not hate anything, but training the legs is a bit strenuous.
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A fitness tip for your fans
Exercising is essential, and so is a proper diet and nutrition. Do not go overboard with your workout. Give your body ample rest and follow a proper diet. Also drink plenty of water.
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How do you supplement your diet with your workout?
I take Myoplex twice a day. It takes care of my daily carbs and proteins. Plus I always have protein bars in my house, so I keep munching on them when I’m hungry in between meals. It’s better than eating junk and chips. I have a protein chocolate milkshake that is recommended by my instructor. I avoid oily and fried food. I have a heavy breakfast because I feel that's the most important meal of the day. I eat very little oil, butter, ghee and fatty stuff. I balance my meals out - protein and carbohydrates and fats. I also drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol and cigarettes.
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