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Hrithik Roshan! This man needs no introduction. He has been in the industry for more than 15 years now. Whether it was the lover boy Rohit of Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000), the family guy Rohan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), or even the strong man Vijay Deenanath Chauhan who is all out to take revenge in Agneepath (2012), he has played all his roles with elan. He is even known for his villainous role of Mr A in Dhoom:2 (2006). This most handsome hunk of Bollywood with his chiselled body and Greek God looks has a body to die for. And, the actor takes all the efforts to maintain his looks. He follows his workout regime and diet plan very seriously.
Here is a peek at his fitness secrets, which makes the actor a heartthrob for every girl around.
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Hrithik believes in following a very strict diet. He likes to eat healthily, and believes that you are what you eat. He says you should eat at regular intervals as it enhances your metabolism. According to him, ninety percent of the job is done through diet, and ten percent through exercise. He does not follow the concept of crash dieting, and for him, a proper diet is of utmost importance. Rather than having three heavy meals in a day, he prefers having small meals at regular intervals. For his protein intake, he prefers having egg whites, chicken, and protein shakes. His carbohydrate menu includes oats, sweet potato, pasta, brown rice, and for Omega 3 fatty acids, he prefers omega oil. He takes 100 grams of meat every day. For regular fibre, mineral and vitamin intake, this hot bod depends upon fibrous carbs, sprouts, broccoli, and spinach.
His daily diet consists of the following things:
Breakfast: 4 egg whites, 2 brown pieces of bread, protein shake, cornflakes with milk, and a platter of fresh fruit
Lunch: 2 rotis, green vegetables, chicken breast, dal, caesar salad, fish platter snack, protein shake, 4 egg whites sandwich, and fruit platter
Dinner: 6 egg whites, brown bread, half chicken or fish with stirred vegetables.
He also abides by certain rules when it comes to following a proper diet.
But, everybody has their cravings and so does this superstar. He is a big foodie and his temptation for chocolates, ice creams, sweets, etc. is fulfilled on his cheat day. He has one such day when he relinquishes his sweet tooth and indulges in junk food and other fast foods.
The actor follows a strenuous workout regime, under the supervision of his fitness instructor. He has specific workout plans for every day of the week, leaving Wednesday since that is his rest day, which has been designed by his instructor, Kris Gethin. He does 20-30 minutes of cardio exercises daily.
His daily workout schedule is-
He focuses on chest, calves, and back. He performs dumbbell bench press, incline dumbbell flyes, underhand cable pull, bent over barbell row, back extension, seated calf raises, and standing calf raise exercises.
Legs are his main area of focus on Tuesday, which includes leg press, seated leg tucks, extension, lying leg curls, squats, etc.
This super-chiselled hero does shoulder, calves, and abs exercises on Thursday. He practices marble military press, side lateral raise, upright barbell row, reverse flies, weighted sit ups, seated calf raise, and standing calf raise exercises.
Arms are his priority on Friday. The exercises include straight arm dumbbell pullover, cable rope triceps extension, cable lying triceps extension, standing dumbbell triceps extension, straight arm pull down, concentrated curls, dumbbell bicep curl and standard biceps cable curl.
With his strict workout regime and six meal diet plans, the actor certainly looks younger than his age. He is in his forties now and seems a decade younger than his age. He believes that intense workout is a must to lead a disciplined life. His fitness mantra is based on two words- initiative and consistency, and he tries to keep stress at bay so as to stop the accumulation of toxins in the body.