When I sit back and remember my childhood, I realise my major time was spent in playing sports like Football, Hockey and Cricket. I've always been actively participating in every sport which I could in my school days.Skinny Throughout
Despite being superb in all sports, I've always been skinny like a bamboo. My good height was another thing that added salt to that wound. My arms looked like sticks and twigs of a tree. The body weight always hovered around 43 kgs which was the reason I was losing confidence over time even after playing a lot of sports.
Gym Life & Fraud Trainers
To fight with my skinny body, I decided to join a gym nearby. I soon fell in love with the whole concept of going to the gym, lifting weights and talking to people. But this did not give me any kind of results at all. The pump in the gym made me feel good about myself for a short time, but it was a temporary boost. I was given stupid sounding diets like – Eating every 1 hour, waking up midway in the night to drink Protein shake and what not! Even YouTube did not help me.I was doing this Workout Split:
Monday – Chest
Tuesday – Back
Wednesday – Shoulders
Thursday – Biceps
Friday – Triceps
Saturday - Legs
All the trainers tried selling me supplements like Mass Gainers and other pills for their own commission, but none of it made sense to me. Totally confused about what steps to take, one fine day I met this strange, tall guy in the gym and then magic happened!
Encounter With This Dedicated Guy
One fine day, I went up to this person in my gym who looked committed and dedicated to whatever he did. He logged every repetition in his log book and his exercise form/technique looked stunning to watch. To my surprise, he was so humble that he corrected my form/ technique on almost all the exercises and suggested me to change my workout schedule a bit. I was educated about training a muscle twice a week for added benefits. My workout schedule looked like this now:
Monday – Upper Body
Tuesday – Lower Body
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Legs
Friday – Push
Saturday – Pull
He also educated me about the myths created by the fraud trainers and helped me clear all the concepts regarding the importance of calories.Changes In Body After Getting Educated
In no time, my body began to change magically. I could see my chest and biceps popping out. This made me believe more in him and I started asking for solutions to each & every problem I faced.
I did not use any kind of mass gainer or meaningless supplement in this journey. Just proper guidance, smart work and consistency made me gain 15-16 kgs of weight (mostly muscle) in 1.5 years. My weight went up from 47kg to a whopping 63 kg.
The name of that stranger who helped me reach this goal is Rachit Bir from BIRa Fitness (https://www.instagram.com/birafit). He runs an Instagram page with loads of fitness tips posted regularly.