Guns on fire! Musclemania® India heavyweight Suhan Khan had a big pump last week. He says, "It doesn't matter if I'm bulking or shredding.. Cardio is in my daily routine to show my vascularity."
Musclemania® Fitness India lifetime natural Bineet Bose captures a tricep action shot during intense training. He says, "Everything is possible, you have to remove the negatives out of your life. Words like impossible, can't and tough, should not exist in your dictionaries."
Indian natural bodybuilder Kavi Panchpal was a powerlifter before switching to bodybuilding last year. The 5'9", 178 lbs., 24 years old says, "I do high intense strength training and give more importance to power movements. I use free weight training and compounds movements. Nutritionally, I follow a high protein, complex carbs and and low form and good fat diet plan." Kabbu says his plans are simple. "I want to be among the world's top 10 natural athletes." Currently, Kabbu is training for Musclemania® in Mumbai and qualify for MM World in Las Vegas.
Another Musclemania® finalist recently secured a sponsorship. Mumbai's Neet Singh did great to be a top 3 finalist at Model India last December. She says "MM was my first contest. Not only was it a fantastically produced show but also a great platform for new athletes to get recognized in the industry." She continues "My fiancee and I own the Lynx Gymnasium. Because of the exposure MM gave me, South Africa's Evolution Sports Nutrition signed me as a sponsored athlete, and also signed a strategic partnership deal with my gym. I look forward to hosting MM seminars at our facility and am excited to compete in the MM India 2015 tour. The prep is on!" Congratulations Neet and Lynx Gymnasium!
A full time IT job, a strict political family where showing even a little skin is a strict no-no, and a phase of depression earlier in her life, none of these could stop Ankita Singh from following her passion for fitness and excelling in it. "I have a strong bond with iron. It helps me just let loose and do what I want. I experienced my low and underwent depression in second year of Engineering due to some personal issues. I needed something where I could vent out my anger and pain. I went to a local dungeon gym and somehow found the solace I was looking for all my life. It was an instant love affair. Off late, 'strength' has been my prime focus in training. Getting stronger and sculpting my body for 6 years now, and doing all this being an Indian woman from a traditional family certainly hasn't been easy. But the fight in me has also helped me build a fan base of 30,000 inspired fans on facebook in a span of 3 months, and also there's a bit less resistance to deal with. I am also very flexible, thanks to martial arts, yoga and aerobics. I want to be one of the top female international athletes and fitness models that India has ever produced. Musclemania India will be a great platform to put all those years of work to test and I simply cant wait to kill it on stage and someday be a MM PRO!!!"
She's been the VP of marketing and the director of corporate communications for prestigious brands. Now the President of her firm, and also her NGO God’s Beautiful Child, lifetime fitness enthusiast Shweta Rathore from Delhi sets an example for women and men alike. “I always loved working out,” she claims. “Although my Dad was a typical Indian parent, strict and traditional, my mom and brother helped me sneak out in the afternoons to workout at a gym while my Dad thought I was attending tuition! The gymnasium was closed in the afternoons, so the owner gave me an extra key to the facility, because he admired my passion. I would workout from 2-5 PM and get back home from “tuition” LOL. Over the years, he’s begun to understand the taboos and has become more supportive”. Shweta adds that while her classmates were gobbling sugary food, she from a young age learned the importance of healthy balanced nutrition. Even until this day, she has no more than couple of supplements every day. Shweta says achieving excellence is a mindset. “I am proud to be all natural and the center of attention in the gym not because of my fame, but because of the knowledge I can impart to the ever so confused Indian women. They are usually amazed at my feminine look although I train hardcore with weights (myth buster). I motivate them to make health and fitness a compulsory part of their lives”. Being a brand ambassador of a leading health company for 4 years, having done plenty of runway shows and photo shoots, this 5’4″, 54kg fitness model is confident, yet not complacent. She’s working harder now to give her best in not just [...]