How is Hrithik Roshan prepping for Fighter? Trainer reveals details – The Indian Express
“I don’t allow Hrithik to have a cheat meal. He usually has sugar cravings, like chocolate or cake or anything sugary,” Kris Gethin told indianexpress.com in an exclusive interview
Kris Gethin has been training Bollywood A-listers like Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Ranveer Singh, and Arjun Kapoor, among others, since 2011.
In a career spanning over two decades, Gethin — who is also a transformation expert — has also trained pro athletes, bodybuilders, motocross, etc.
In between all these training sessions, he likes to compete in Ironman Triathlon, Ultra Marathons, and Spartan.
While Gethin appreciates the increased awareness about fitness, he feels that today’s generation is seeking ‘instant gratification’ which is “definitely not health”..
In an exclusive interaction with indianexpress.com, Gethin spoke about his journey, the role the pandemic played in making people understand the importance of fitness, people’s obsession with weight loss, and training Hrithik for his upcoming movie Fighter — slated to release in January 2023, in which he stars opposite Deepika Padukone.
I have been a personal trainer since the mid-90s, and in my career of over 20 years, I have trained pro athletes, bodybuilders, motocross, etc.
As a transformation expert, I have also transformed hundreds of people with online resources like my website — krisgethin.com, and millions via my transformation video series..
How would you describe today’s generation’s awareness regarding fitness?.
I think today’s generation is inquisitive about fitness, working out, and performing better.
But, at the same time, it’s concerning as the younger generation seeks instant gratification.
Another problem that I have come across is cookie-cutter fitness programs designed by personal trainers.
I truly believe that in fitness, you cannot follow a one-size-fits-all approach.
The programs have to be designed keeping in mind your body type, preferences, lifestyle, time constraints, goals, etc.
Did the pandemic, in any way, lead to more people jumping on the fitness bandwagon?.
Definitely, I think more people are now inclined towards fitness.
A lot of people are building home gyms, working out at homes, they’re controlling their environment, especially, here in India.
I’ve noticed when I go walking on the beach at 6:30 in the morning, there are a lot of people who are exercising – some of them are running, walking, and some doing yoga.
At that time, beaches were mostly empty.
I think the pandemic has made people realise the importance of health, which is why they are paying more attention (to their health) and are taking advantage of the outdoors for the same.
However, at the same time, I still think that there are a majority of people who are still following unhealthy habits like eating junk food, and drinking.
But, do you feel there is an unhealthy obsession with losing weight in the shortest possible time?.
My advice to them is if you want to sustain it in the longer run, you have to follow the right process and have to give your body the time it requires to achieve the goals that you want to achieve..
Tell us about your association with Hrithik Roshan?.
After reading that book, Hrithik wanted to consult with me.
He was eating a lot of food and following unhealthy habits.
Hrithik has not undergone a major transformation in the past couple of years.
But, this time we are truly going to take his body to the next level for Fighter.
In the process, we are dealing with a lot of injuries but we are working around them for this transformation..
What does his current workout routine look like?.
A lot of times, we train two body parts in one training session, but sometimes, it’s just one.
We train for three days regularly and then take one day off.
Hrithik is eating six meals a day and is currently consuming about 4,000 calories per day.
He is eating a lot of food right now, as we are building muscles at this point in time.
He’s eating a little bit of roti as well along with vegetables and some healthy fats like nuts, egg yolks, and some olive oil.
So, at this juncture, his diet mostly consists of six meals a day along with one protein shake..
What is Hrithik’s cheat meal like?.
I don’t allow Hrithik to have a cheat meal.
But, sugar is very addictive and I don’t like to give him the taste of sugar.
How important is mindset when it comes to fitness goals?.
Without the right mindset, you’re not going to attain any goal in life, whether it be your career, relationship, spiritual goals, or fitness goals.
One thing that I have noticed as a trainer is that you are as much of a psychologist as you are a physical trainer — you have to get inside the mind of the person that you are training to create discipline.
I believe that fitness is driven by discipline and not motivation because motivation fails a lot of time.
Hence, to achieve your goals related to fitness or anything in life, you have to rely on discipline, motivation may or may not exist..
In between training celebs and others, how do you take out time for yourself?.
In addition to that, I have a couple of international companies that I run and none of it seems like work.
What is the optimum age to start training and why?.
I think 17-18 is the optimum age to start training as you finish growing by that age bracket.
I don’t like to always rely on caffeine.
So, taking an ice bath usually beats a lazy day for me..
Also, the diet we consume in today’s day and age impacts our mental health.
When we consume these inflammatory foods like fried foods, refined vegetable oils, sugar, etc, all this inflammation in our body leads to a chemical imbalance in our brain.
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