One of the most prominent personalities in the sports world, our ‘Dilli ka launda’, Virat Kohli has come a long way. Be it in his career or his fitness regimen, Virat Kohli has time and again proved that he is here to rule. His transition from the chubby 19-year-old debutant to being one of the fittest players in cricket isn’t just surprising but also incredibly motivational. If you ever feel like giving up or are simply just running out of inspiration, here are 5 things you can learn from Virat’s fitness journey to keep grinding.
1. Realize And Take Action
For everyone on a fitness journey, there’s a point of self realization. For Virat, it was after a rocky IPL season in 2012. He realized that he could not be a world class cricketer with the kind of fitness levels he possessed. Which was poor, to say the least. Most of the couch warmers who never get started have these moments regularly but they simply ignore it.
Where do they fail? In taking action! What’s the solution? TAKE ACTION!
2. Put In The Work
Taking action is important but again, just doing that won’t take you anywhere. In my coaching experience, I have known a lot of people who took action out of enthusiasm and disappeared. You cannot reach from point A to point B in your car by just firing up the engine. You will have to put it into the first gear and push the accelerator to move. Similarly, putting in the work is as important as making the decision to get started. Be it in terms of your nutrition or training. You will have to put in the work in both places.
You will HAVE to follow a good nutrition plan. You will HAVE to show up to the gym.
3. Consistency! Consistency! Consistency!
Changes do not happen overnight. Virat didn’t lose all his flab overnight. It took him a lot of time. Just like you didn’t wake up fat one day, don’t expect to wake up with a six pack either. If you have watched any of his interviews where he discusses his fitness journey, the man has been doing this for over 5 years now.
4. Never Back Down
Just like everybody, Virat Kohli has had his share of bad days. There have been matches where he did not perform as people expected him to. But do a few bad matches mean you hang your jersey up and say adios? Of course not! Similarly, you are going to have bad days as well. Be it a bad session at the gym, or your weight not moving, or you getting off track. We are humans and this is inevitable. It isn’t about the bad days but how you react to them which will define you and your results.
5. Drugs? LOL
This is a MAJOR reason why Kohli is a better ‘fitspiration’ than any of the fitness models you follow. A lot of young gym goers get into the nasty world of steroids just to look a certain way. The main goal with that is the expectation that people will swoon over them and adore them.
Do people swoon over Kohli? Hell yes!
Does he have a good physique and does he look good? Ask your girlfriend this question. Is it anabolic steroids? LOL!
Take a cue from one of the most inspirational athletes in cricket.
Learn from the man, get started and accomplish something. Do it for yourself and do it with a purpose!