SRINAGAR: Kashmiri youth have potential to compete with bodybuilders across the world but they lack proper coaches and training, Mr South Asian Tanveer Akram said on Monday. Akram is also the four-time Mr India.
“Kashmir youth are much interested in bodybuilding. More and more youth are joining the sport,” Akram told Kashmir Reader at the sidelines of the inaugural function of a high-standard gym The Muscle Studio at Androoni Kathi Darwaza here.
Akram said only hi-tech machines and hard-work cannot help an aspiring bodybuilder to compete at the national and international level. “What is important is the proper training and proper coaches,” he said.
“No matter how long an individual practices on hi-tech machines, without proper coaching it won’t help,” he said, adding that bodybuilding without these two main components is not possible.
The four-time Mr India added an aspiring youth should strictly follow proper schedules, diets, supplements and workout if he/she wants to make career in bodybuilding. He also advised youth to stay away from drugs and cigarettes as it hampers body growth.
The Muscle Studio gym is equipped with the state of art machinery, Akram said. He added that it was on his recommendations that the owner of the gym installed latest machines in the gym.
The gym has the capacity to accommodate 30 people at once and offers special timing to women.