It is not for nothing that Vidyut Jammwal has earned the tag of Bollywood's new age action hero. His chiselled physique and abs that could cut are an inspiration to many. It was natural then for us to ask him about his fitness regime and diet. What he shared was pure gold. Kiss your gym instructor good bye, and just follow Vidyut’s fitness chart.
Warm-up: 20 minutes
Running/ sprinting: 400 metres
3 rounds of 10 pull-ups, 15 push-ups, 20 squats, 50 metres of handstand walks
I then move onto the rest of my regimen comprising martial art training--gymnastics, acrobatics, street stunts, tricking. Weight training includes extensive lower body training, squats, lunges, calves, plus with upper body workout that includes roman rings, parallel bars and push-ups.
When I move from my weight training days to my cardio-based martial arts training, I usually make my warm-up more intense:
Warm-up: 20-30 minutes
Run: 800 metres
50-lb dumbbell squat and clean lunges: 30 reps each
2 sets of 30 reps
I start every morning with 1 litre of water.
Breakfast: White oats with muesli, fruits especially kiwi, along with skimmed milk. If not oats, I also eat breakfast barley with banana and sunflower seeds. It’s a great energiser pre-workout.
Post training: Puffed rice along with dry fruits--almonds, walnuts, pistachios, figs, raisins, dates, cashew nuts, as that provides natural sugars which the body needs.
I also like having Gold Greek Yogurt with fruit, which is full of calcium and protein—nearly twice as much as regular yoghurt—to keep me feeling full throughout the morning.
In between: I sometimes have a glass of buttermilk pre-lunch.
Lunch: Dal, roti, rice and vegetables. Since I’m a vegetarian, tofu is a major source of protein, so I ensure I eat enough as part of my meals.
Snacks: Biscuits with tea or fruits. Sometimes, I even have rolls made with grilled vegetables that help with that evening hunger. I also sometimes have figs and dates because they have natural sugar.
Dinner: Vegetable clear soup or sometimes a broth, with a green leafy salad followed by home-cooked food like dal, rice and vegetables or stir-fried vegetables cooked with paprika and peppers.