The fitness funda of the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is always everyone's favourite. Well, no doubt he has huge fan followers and all eyed on the fitness of their beloved 'Angry young man' Virat Kohli. Well, the chiselled body of Virat Kohli has stoled heart of many girls and have given a goal to the young boys. From a chubby punjabi boy to a worldwide fitness-icon and the stylish cricketer has inspired many of his followers. How much Virat is fitness freak that everyone knew but all trying to know his secret fitness funda. So finally, the star Indian cricketer opened up on his entire diet plan and workout routine.
When during an interview with Times of India, the Indian cricket team skipper Kohli was asked why he is fitness freak? He said, “My reason was totally different. It had to do with playing at a certain level in professional sport. I realised in the process that when I started getting fitter, I started thinking better. I had more confidence, clarity, focus and determination. And I started feeling that inside me as soon as I changed my physical regime. That’s when I began to think that everybody should be doing this. Getting fitter makes you confident overall. It makes you feel good about yourself. You need to feel good to have good thoughts. And then came about this idea of pushing people towards fitness to make them understand why this is so important,” he recently said in an interview by the Times of India.
When he was asked about his diet plan, the cricketer said, “I always prefer a protein-rich sandwich over a burger. A rest day cannot be a cheat day that negates whatever you have achieved during the week; small quantities of whatever you crave, eaten slowly, works best,” he was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
“I always carry a packet of healthy snacks or a box of nuts with me at all times. Often, I munch on wheat crackers and wheat thins, which come in small and convenient-sized packets for you to slip into your handbag.”
The cricketer was further questioned about his training and workout, here's what he said, “During the off-season period, it is all about working on building muscle mass. The workouts require much more work. I concentrate mainly on my lower body and strengthening my legs and back, which are required for my sport. I focus on functional exercises that my sport requires rather than the ones that make my body look good. During the season, I mainly focus on maintaining and building my fitness and stamina levels.”
"When I am travelling, these three exercises are my basic routine. My closest alternatives to them are looking for a mix-and-match of equipment to resemble my daily workout. If there is a barbell or any lifting plates available, then I am sorted for my lifting set. In the absence of a treadmill, I enjoy doing cross-country runs and love a good cycle ride in whichever city I am.”
Virat Kohli further also streched towards his motivation during trainings and workout and said, “Take for instance the beginning of your first hectic week of training. Four days into your workout schedule, you might just not feel up to it. It happens to everybody. Music helps me synchronise my mind with the exercises I have to or even want to do. Motivational music is very subjective and personal to every individual.”
“Each person would be motivated and energised to a different genre of music as compared to someone else. I would recommend finding your own set of tracks that motivate you and structuring them in a fixed playlist so you know which track is coming next. This will let you effectively get through your arduous workout in a smooth way without stopping in between to change a track. You can modify your playlist before you begin your workout too.”