By Sharanya Manola Last Updated:
He stole the hearts of a million girls with his debut movie, Student Of the Year. And not just that! With that 'hot body' to die for, he also became an inspiration for a lot of men in the country. Well, girls and boys, we are talking about none other than the latest sensation in the Bollywood, the Judwaa 2 actor, Varun Dhawan. With that perfect combination of killer looks, a mischievous smile, and a perfectly-shaped body, he certainly is an eye candy for all women.
Let's get set to follow the fitness secrets of this handsome hunk. So, let us begin.
Varun was an athlete during his school days, and that required him to work hard to increase his stamina. He did so by swimming all through his school years, literally. He swims even now if he has time on hand. In fact, he believes that indulging in sports activities is the best bet for a healthy body and mind. In one of his interviews with Filmfare, the actor once said:
“I still swim regularly, even if it’s for 15 minutes. I also play cricket and squash to improve my agility. I have come to realise that filling your day with various activities keeps your weight in place. I rely on the Nike Fuel Band that tracks how much, how often, and how intensely you move. If you need abs, workouts are necessary because any sport cuts down the fat. Sports are great for the mind too and keep it active.”
The first rule for anyone who is set to start working out is, a 10-15 minutes warm-up routine. This includes jogging, jumping, running, or stretching exercises of chest and shoulder. If you do not do so, you are likely to injure yourself and upset your plans of sporting a fit body.
‘I do a mix and match of many exercises. But before anything I do, I go for a warm up as it of prime importance.”
In fact, he had injured his hip bone during an action sequence while shooting for Main Tera Hero, and he blames ‘not warming up’ before the shot for that incident.
Varun gets his training from the celebrity trainer, Prashant Sawant, who also trains Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn. He trains for five days a week for 90 minutes, and his trainer mixes various routines (from martial arts and weightlifting to heavy-duty cardio) to eliminate any chances of him getting bored of the routine. While weightlifting helps him tone his body and bulk up whenever the script demands it, he suggests his fans aim towards having a flexible body. The actor says in one of his interviews:
“Rather than focusing on huge and bulked up body, aim to acquire limber body. As you grow older, the natural suppleness of body begins getting down, as a result of which you become vulnerable to injuries. A lithe body not only looks influential, it is powerful too.”
He also does yoga as it is great for holistic growth. But, he skips it on the days when he is short on time.
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It is important that you actively listen to what your body is trying to tell you because if you don’t do that, you do more harm than good. Hence, Varun firmly believes that if your body is injured, you should give it enough time to heal. In his interview with Filmfare, he also suggests following safety measures while exercising and some tips to soothe your body:
“Applying ice to sore muscles helps. Also, when I hit the gym, I wear a safety belt. It cushions my spine. I also enjoy a body massage. It’s a great therapy for the muscles.”
Coming from a family that has a history of diabetes, Varun makes sure that he never compromises on what he eats. And, here are the dos and don’ts that the actor follows:
And, here is a look at his daily diet:
In one of his interviews with Zoom, Varun said:
“Eat what your mother tells you. But not always, because some mothers will prescribe buttermilk, parathas with ghee, etc.’ On a serious note, don’t eat too much carbs at night. That is something I follow.”
As it is not easy to stay motivated to exercise on a regular basis, here is what keeps Varun charged up all the time. He relies on his trainer, Prashant, for his motivation. The actor says in one of his interviews:
“Prashant knows how to motivate me. He applies reverse psychology. When I feel tired and low he shows me my old pictures. He tells me how great my body looked six months ago and that what I have now is also okay though not as great. That stimulates me instantly to work harder.”
So boys, gear up and follow the fitness secrets of Varun Dhawan to be healthier and hotter than ever on your wedding day. After all, you have to make your sweetheart fall in love with you, yet again!