Newly married cricketer KL Rahul reveals fitness routine
KL Rahul and Indian actress Athiya Shetty, who have been together for more than three years now, finally tied the knot on 23 January.
Considering how seriously cricket is taken in India, cricketers are left with no choice but to be in top form for every tournament. Although it’s a skill-based sport, the contribution of a disciplined lifestyle towards the Indian team’s incredible scores and soaring performance in recent years cannot be undermined. This includes eating right, working out every day, and sparing time for rest and recovery.
These are not our words, but that of a newly married Karnataka right-handed batsman who’s representing the country internationally. KL Rahul and Indian actress Athiya Shetty, who have been together for more than three years now, finally tied the knot on 23 January, at around 4 pm local time.
The cricketer captained Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020/21. “I remember being a skinny boy and having to train really, really hard … Fitness is something that has helped me become who I am today,” the cricketer told AskMen India, sharing the fitness routine that keeps him in shape.
- Holistic approach
KL Rahul believes fitness shouldn’t be limited to gymming or running, as it’s a “multi-dimensional phenomenon”. Nutrition, sleep, recovery, and getting a massage are equally important.
- Outdoors are always better
Having engaged in a lot of sports growing up, he prefers being in the open. Football, basketball, swimming: the cricketer has done it all, and even today, he doesn’t miss a chance to engage with them.
- Gymming helps build endurance
In KL Rahul’s fitness routine, running and ‘gymming’ are given equal importance – as strength training helps him build muscle strength and endurance, and sustain on the field for as long as he does.
- Pre-match warm-up
A cricketer needs to warm up the body before a game. The right-handed batsman has assigned different warm-up periods to different game formats. If it’s T20, he prefers a full-fledged one, but in case of a test match, he keeps the warm-up time short to save energy for the relatively more time he has to spend on the field.