This year seems to be a lucky year for our players if we talk about several international titles. After Rohit Khandelwal won the Mr. World 2016 in July; another Indian has raised the nation’s name while bringing home a laurel in a prestigious international fitness competition. G Balakrishna, a Bengaluru Body Builder Water tanker driver, has won the Mr. Asia title at a recently conducted 5thPhil- Asia bodybuilding championships in the Philippines.
A man is known as Arnold
As per The Hindu, the 25-years-old man is known as the “Arnold Schwarzenegger of Whitefield”, and is no stranger to international contests. Balakrishna won the Title “Mr. Universe” Under-24 junior contest in 2013 and the title “Mr. Universe” in the same category at the world championship in Athens in 2014.
“I am proud of my achievement and hope to repeat it more repeatedly with some financial support,” Balakrishna told The Hindu. In the same interview, the Bengaluru Body Builder Water tanker driver,expounded on his preparation technique for the competition, saying that he would practice for around six hours daily at home and has been trained by champions Sangram Chougla from Mumbai and Munish Kumar from Punjab.
Let’s have a glance at the diet of body builder
About his diet, Balakrishna said that he has a rich daily diet of 750g of chicken,25 eggs, 300gof rice,200g of vegetables, as well as fish for extra protein, and fruits. During the contest, he needs to scale down his weight from 120kg to 90kg.
Balakrishna’s has an inspiring story as he reportedly started the water tanker business in 2010 to enhance his earning as a gym instructor in Bengaluru. He rues the lack of funds and help from the government, and struggles to participate in these international competitions. Luckily, this title will bring required attention to his effort.