If you’re wondering what Aniket is usually upto, he’s probably lifting weights or kicking a football! Read on to know more about this coach’s amazing journey.
Tell us a little bit about yourself/ your fitness story in your words.
Hi everyone my name is Aniket Yadav AKA Lucky (Kakarot) I started my fitness journey about three and a half years ago, It started with an aim to overcome and change all the mocking I’ve got my entire teenage years, comments like “sukhi”, low confidence, but most importantly for my football. Working out and playing football was the only thing that helped me almost through all the ups and downs. That literally made me who I am today. Never imagined I’d be looking back like this to describe my fitness journey to inspire, more say to get myself published. Now this fitness is my identity.
Anything you wish you knew when you started your journey?
Well no matter how much you know it’s always less, probably even what I know now will be less few years later but yes if I would have a little better knowledge about nutrition, like counting macros and hitting your protein goal can can change the whole equation, I would have been on this stage a lot earlier. But nevertheless, it’s never too late to start something and it’s not the goal that makes us who we are, it’s the journey.
Do you vary your workouts to see results?
So for the first year I varied my workout routine a lot. I changed it every 3 months but once I found that more than variation, its consistency and right movement that’s important for any exercise I stuck to it and increased the intensity by applying progressive overload.
What was your goal when you started? is it different now?
Honestly there wasn’t any specific goal in mind, there were no parameters, the main focus was and still is to be the best version of myself in every way possible—–strength, movement, power, Football, myself whole in every way possible. The only add on to my goal now is to provide value to others from my experience so they can also be the best version of themselves.
What is your personal fitness philosophy?
Well I have just one philosophy in life “Put in the work and the rest will follow”. Life is our biggest challenge, train to beat it and never give up. Always believe in yourself.
Best advice you give to anyone who wants to reach their fitness goals.
Best advice I would give to anyone starting their fitness goals is to give it your 100%, be consistent and choose discipline over motivation as I said earlier and it’s not the goal that makes us who we are, it’s the journey.
What would a day in your life look like?
Well my day isn’t very happening but pretty much sums up to workout, football and PT as in,
I wake up at 7:00 a.m., freshen up and rush to my Personal training session from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.. Coming back home I walk my dog (Dani) and prepare my meals. Then from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. my usual workout/shoot routine followed by lunch afterwards. Then my evening starts with Football at 4:00 p.m. till about 6:00 p.m.. Again back with my Personal Training sessions from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m..
What workouts do you enjoy the most?
When it comes to workouts, I love training all the body parts but if I have to be precise, Legs are my favourite ones to train.
What is the part that nutrition has played in your journey?
Nutrition has played the biggest part in helping me train my body. If anyone wants to build an impressive physique I would suggest that they start counting their macros according to their goal and consume 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
Quote to describe yourself best.
The harder you work the luckier you get.