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For Gautam Rode fitness is about conditioning your mind and eating right

Gautam Rode's chiselled abs and sculpted body testify the amount of unwavering dedication and hard work he has put in to get that desirable body. He says he started working out at the age of 10, being inspired by his cousin. Despite his busy shooting

Exercise & Fitness By Janhavi Samant / Dec 05, 2015

What's your fitness mantra?

There is no shortcut to fitness. It takes time and efforts to build a fit body and maintain it. Image source: www.hdpicswale.in

What kind of fitness routine do you usually follow?

After I finish my shooting for the day, I hit the gym for about 45 minutes to one hour. My workout routine includes weight training focussing on one body part a day. I lift weights ranging from 18-27 kilos for biceps, and 55-82 kilos for chest. For maintaining the abs, I perform crunches every day. I also run for about 40-55 minutes, once in a while. Image source: www.rediff.com

What does fitness mean to you and why is it important?

Fitness to me is about conditioning your mind and eating right. Building a good body is not about lifting heavy weights. Image source: www.newindianexpress.com

What part of your workout is your favourite?

I like to train my shoulder, back and legs. Image source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

A fitness tip for your fans

Maintain a balance, eat healthy and work out daily for the right body. Image source: www.kapanlagi.com

How do you supplement your diet?

I eat seven-eight small meals in a day. I start my day with green tea, followed by a scoop of whey protein with skimmed milk, a bowl of muesli with a mixture of flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and six almonds. After two hours, I have an apple and a pear. Lunch consists of brown rice with vegetables, dal and salad. I do not eat chapatis at all. After two hours, I have another scoop of whey protein with lots of veggies like cabbage, capsicum and cucumber. I eat a light dinner before going to gym. Image source: Indiaforums.com

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