Virat Kohli, popularly known as King Kohli, the Indian Cricket team captain has been going through a purple patch for quite a few years now. From a chubby kid making his Indian team debut in 2008 to being the captain of the team in all the formats, this charismatic player has come a long way. Kohli, as the fans lovingly call him, hasn’t only been a star on-field but off-field as well, he rules social media platforms and every social outing of his makes the headlines the next day. Be it his on-field records or his Bhangra (An India Folk Dance) performances at weddings, the fans adore their superstar for every move of his.
As Harsha Bhogle rightly quotes,“talent will give you the platform but temperament will make you go miles on your path to success”. Virat Kohli is a personified example of hard work doing wonders for a talented kid who was willing to do everything to become the best in the business. Being a huge see Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Cricketer) fan, Virat always wanted to replicate the kind of contribution he has made to Indian Cricket and going by his amazing run we can safely say that he has been the perfect replacement for the can you buy Pregabalin over the counter Master Blaster.
But this angry young man wasn’t always this focused, he sure had a lot of talent, winning the U-19 World Cup in 2008 cemented this fact pretty clearly and made it easy for him to make his International debut vs SriLanka on 18th August 2008. And within a couple of years he showcased his talent with numerous match saving innings and made it to the world cup winning team in 2011. By then he was surely among the best upcoming talents and he was soaking the new stardom pretty well and his aggressive antics on-field were quite appreciated by the young fans, though the same was not very well received by the veterans. He was just a spoilt brat for some ex-players who still liked old-school Cricket which had well-mannered on-field behaviour at its core.
Virat’s trainer Mr Basu, describes his work ethics and discipline as exemplary and very rare for a young
boy. Kohli knew that net practice alone is not going to make the cut from him to be the best of the best, he took inspiration from the best International athletes and decided to monitor his nutrition to the very core as he knew that till the time he doesn’t fuel his body the right way, he can’t expect himself to perform well.
Today, Get8abs.com will walk you through Virat’s nutrition and training regime to give you a glimpse of what it took Virat Kohli to beat protonix 20 mg buy Messi in the Forbes’ list of “Top Ten Richest Athletes”
Tracking his Macros
As we advocate all the time, knowing your macros and keeping a track of the nutritional value of the food you take is the key to a functional and impressive physique. Kohli follows a high-protein, high fibre and low-but-healthy fat diet.
Breakfast [Meal 1]:
- An Omelette
- Three egg-whites and one whole egg
- Spinach with black pepper and cheese
- Grilled Bacon
- Papaya or Watermelon
Lunch [Meal 2]:
- Red meat
- Grilled Chicken
- Mashed Potatoes
- Spinach and veggies
Dinner [Meal 3]:
- Fish/Smoked Salmon
- Lamb Chops
- Steamed Broccoli
> His diet mainly consists of lean protein and leafy vegetables
> In-between meals Virat likes to have 3-4 cups of green tea with lemon
> Virat prefers bottled mineral water, imported from France!!
> Loves to have his black coffee as his pre-workout drink
> For snacking between meals, he prefers dry fruits like Almonds, Cashew, Raisins etc.
** For cheat meals, Virat’s go-to choice is Butter Chicken, being a Punjabi-Puttar, this should not surprise many.
Train like an Athlete to look like an Athlete
As quoted by all the trainers,”you wanna look like an athlete, train like an athlete”. And Virat’s explosi
ve moves on-field are a testimony to his rigorous and consistent fitness routine. Apart from regular cricket practice, Virat spends around 1-2 hours in the weight-room 5 days a week to keep himself in shape even during off-season:
Yoga and meditation:
Indian skipper makes it a point to meditate and do yoga upon waking up to make a refreshing start for his day which enhances the breathing patterns, helps in postural issues and calms him down from within.
High Intensity Cardio:
After his morning black coffee, Kohli likes to hit the treadmill or does cycling for about 20-30 minutes with high intensity and short intervals to build up the stamina needed to score those big daddy hundreds!!
Explosive Compound exercises:
Being a performance athlete, Virat needs to be agile and explosive on the field and need to have a strong kinetic chain to hit those big sixes to baffle the opposition. His favourite ones are:
- Barbell/Kettlebell Clean and Jerk
- Battle ropes
His Instagram handle is filled with videos of him performing variations of Clean-and-Jerk, which he considers to be the best weapon in his training arsenal and credits it for his explosive strength.
So there you have it folks, a wholesome approach not only towards fitness but lifestyle, it is not just about slogging it out in the gym. What you do before and after your workout sessions either makes or breaks your fitness gains.A shift towards a healthy lifestyle and smart training choices will definitely help you achieve your #fitnessgoals and we at Get8abs.com are dedicated to be your guide on your journey to be a better version of yourself.
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