In fact, he also specialises in Kalaripayattu, one of the earliest Indian martial arts forms. No wonder he has done all his stunts in his upcoming film by himself -- right from the design to execution -- without cables or body doubles. In a chat with us, the hunk shares his daily routine and dishes out some tips too...
Routine: I follow five days of martial arts training and two days of weight training. The martial arts routine comprises of gymnastics, acrobatics, street stunts and tricking. Weight training includes extensive lower body training, squats, lunges and calves along with upper body workout that includes Roman rings, parallel bars and push-ups. I focus a lot on lower body workouts, as it’s often neglected.
Breaktime: Even though I train everyday, I don’t follow a strict set regimen. I follow what my heart and what my body say and do what I want to. The days I feel like my body needs a break, I do take one as well.
Meal plan: I eat at regular intervals. I’m a vegetarian and I eat as and when I feel hungry. I start by day with a litre of water followed by breakfast that comprises of white oats with muesli, fruits (especially kiwi) along with skimmed milk. Being a vegetarian, tofu for me is a large source of protein.
Making it ‘work’ for you: Fitness is more about the mind than the body. Unless you enjoy what you do to stay fit, you will never be able to sustain. If you’re not having fun with what you do, you can’t be fit. You need to find and follow what stimulates you.