Virat Kohli is a name that doesn’t really need an introduction, as he is the most popular cricketer that India has seen since the legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli is someone who is always seen leading the Indian team from the front, be it with the bat or on the field. But what really sets him apart is not just his cricketing skills, but his fitness too.
When it comes to fitness, the Indian captain just keeps on raising the bar and has become the fitness icon of India when it comes to sportsmen, as no other Indian athlete can match his fitness levels at present.
In fact, I am also sure that his chiselled and amazing body is something that a lot of people are striving to get for themselves.
In this article, I am going about how you can build a sportsman-like physique just like Virat Kohli:
1. Dietary Control
In a recent interview, Virat himself said that he hasn’t tasted ‘butter naan’ and ‘butter chicken’ in the last 5 years which used to be his favourite dish. This not only shows his immense discipline towards his diet but also tells you that he stays away from any kind of junk foods at all.
You can’t expect your body to look and respond like a sportsman if you’re going to feed it junk food every now and then.
Your diet should be as nutritious as possible. Avoid eating highly processed and less nutritious food all the time.
2. Increase Your Protein Intake
The combination of the chiselled physique with explosive energy is impossible to achieve without a good amount of protein in your diet.
Your body needs to have muscles to look muscular. Protein is the building block for muscles, thus it is very important that you include enough protein in your diet on a daily basis.
Having 1.5 grams protein per Kg of body weight is a good place to start with and thereafter you can increase it according to your own individual needs.
3. Combination Of Resistance And Agility Training
If you look at Virat’s physique carefully, you will realize that he doesn’t have too much of muscle mass. He is not bulky like a bodybuilder but yes, he has muscles.
To build muscles, you need to train with weights. When your muscles are subjected to resistance training regularly, your body tries to build new muscle fibres. Also, sport-specific performance like Kohli’s will need regular agility training as well.
You could choose from various forms of agility drills like ladder drills, cone drills or medicine balls. Working out at least 5 to 6 days in a week with a combination of resistance training and agility training will be best suited for a body like Virat’s.
Virat didn’t become Virat overnight. It took him years and years of hard work, dedication and discipline to become what he is today. You have to keep this in mind when you make a target to be like him. There will be temptation around you for skipping your workouts or to cheat on your meals, but you have you show your commitment towards your goals.