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Evolving From Bodybuilding To Athletic Training

Why did I evolve from bodybuilding to athletic training? Allow me to narrate my story to answer this question. Since my childhood, I have been fascinated with men who have a beautiful physique. I admired their bodies. I still remember that whenever I saw a person who was well built, I used to secretly follow him. I thought that would solve my doubt. I wanted to know what they did to build their body.

Luckily, I was quick to find the answer. My uncles came to my rescue. They plainly said that physical training helps to transform the body. From then on, I was hooked on building my physique. Physical training became a part of my life. So, as a kid, whenever I had a chance, I would train. I vividly remember that I had joined an Akhara (an old-time gym) when I was 11 years old. I was asked to do many numbers of repetitions of the bodyweight squat. That left me sore for many days. Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep up with that program. It was too demanding for an eleven year old child.

I resumed training for a short period when I was fourteen years old. But I took it more seriously when I was sixteen. I trained almost for an entire year. Those days, the training involved many repetitions of pushups, pull-ups, and bicep curls. Unfortunately, I abandoned training the next year. It was my all-important and life defining second year at PUC. I was occupied with my studies and attending to tuitions. I could find no time to train. I did join a gym for a short period, but I couldn’t keep up.

During the pursuit of my bachelor’s degree, I didn’t want to train. I was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I was depressed. On the last day of my third and final year exam, I resumed training. I wanted my health back. I thought physical training would help me to get fit and healthy. It did. It has been almost fourteen years, for I have never stopped training–I continue to train.

Since rebuilding my health was my major concern, I didn’t consider using steroids. Yet, on some occasions steroids did allure me. I was fortunate not to use them. That would have defeated my whole purpose of staying healthy and fit. I happily continue to be drug free.

The next entry will conclude the story.

Suffering from IBS: I was 60 kilograms in this picture–underweight for my height. As you can see I had lost good amount of muscle mass.

2 thoughts on “Evolving From Bodybuilding To Athletic Training

  1. We have come a long way. Happy reminiscences???? I am not sure. Remembering back gives me mixed feelings, as I was actually depressed during that time. But I am happy about those days.

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