Here are 4 things in Virat Kohli's routine that made him the fastest cricketer to reach 25 ODI centuries. On the India Vs Pakistan final match day here is the secret:
1. Cardio and Weight-lifting: This workout is based on a cardio workout and lifting heavy weights to strengthen your muscles, gain strength without bulking, burn more calories and improve posture. According to Virat Kohli, it is this weight lifting that gives him power in his legs to field effectively on the cricket ground. He feels the training is addictive and after starting weight training in 2015, it has taken his game to another level in a year and half.
2. No dessert, cold-drinks, gluten or wheat: Kohli follows a strict diet with no cheat days at all. All the food that he eats has to be either grilled or boiled. His diet includes dried fruits and nuts along with a cup of steaming black coffee and freshly cooked meals that include lamb chops and pink salmons which are an excellent source of protein, selenium, and niacin and vitamin B12.
Sneak peak into my morning cardio session pic.twitter.com/RANRd9svMt— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 15, 2016
3. Lower-body workouts: For explosive power in running between the wickets, Kohli relies on extensive lower-body workout. He performs more than 100 squats every day along with lunges, calf-raises and leg presses to gain lower body strength and allow complete range of motion of his joints.
4. Adequate hydration: Virat Kohli is mindful of this and consumed enough water and other fluids to reduce chances of fatigue, muscle cramps and other problems. He firmly believes in staying hydrated and fresh. He also prefers to drink mineral water, reason being to stay free from any water borne diseases or health issues. This helps him stay healthy during his cricket games and play a stunner of a game.
5. Adequate sleep and regularity: Kohli's mantra is Eat. Train. Sleep. Repeat. He hits the gym 5 times a week or makes sure that he works out at home for at least 2 hours it he can't make it to the gym. As Kohli puts it, "It started off as something that is required for my sport, but now it is a lifestyle choice for me. Even when I don't play or even during my off time I don't eat unhealthy food."
With this diet and exercise, Virat Kohli is all set to make his mark as the fittest cricketer in the world. Watch out for the bid India v/s Pakistan final to see how the Indian captain makes his presence count.