‘Be­ing bulky doesn’t mean that you are fit’

UK-based celeb trainer Nick Or­ton tells us why bulk­ing up may not have much to do with be­ing healthy

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - Ab­hi­nav Verma ■ ab­hi­nav.verma@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Guys, if you feel be­ing bulky and be­ing healthy are one and the same thing, then think again. The model whose pumped up mus­cles are ready to burst from his T-shirt, may not be the health­i­est guy around. UK-based fit­ness trainer Nick Or­ton, who has trained sev­eral Bol­ly­wood stars and ath­letes, says, “Size has noth­ing to do with fit­ness. If you are fit, then you have the mus­cu­lar strength and en­durance along with agility, power and quick­ness to do car­dio, core strength ex­er­cises and weight train­ing. And this has noth­ing to do with size.” The ex­pert adds that fit­ness al­ways takes pri­or­ity over bulk­ing up, which is not al­ways healthy. “Be­ing bulky may make you less flex­i­ble and you could also lose the power to lift,” he adds. We also asked Nick, who has trained Bol­ly­wood stars such as Hrithik Roshan, John Abra­ham, Ran­veer Singh and Ar­jun Kapoor, that if celebs have an easy ride to be­ing fit, as they have ac­cess to good train­ers and proper nutri­tion. He says, “It’s never easy for ac­tors to trans­form them­selves. Ac­tors re­ally ded­i­cate them­selves to get­ting into shape. It de­mands a lot of dis­ci­pline and pa­tience. But of course it is easy for them to hire a good trainer. And they have time off from film­ing some­times to get them­selves into shape.” He adds that it’s not enough to have a trainer. “You need to be re­ally com­mit­ted to a train­ing pro­gramme be­cause it comes down to be­ing con­sis­tent. Proper nutri­tion is also very crit­i­cal to make sure you get fit,” says Nick. His ad­vice for In­dian young­sters: “Don’t get ob­sessed with body build­ing. It’s a good idea to gain some mus­cles if you are too lean, but the big­ger goal should be to get fit and healthy.”

Nick Or­ton (right) with ac­tor John


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