Aamir Khans Take On Fitness And Health

Aamir Khan looking as young as everPerfectionist, meticulous, genius, a thinking actor and alleged ghost director of most his movies – These are the words that comes to mind when we think of Aamir Khan.

Aamir Khan is an actor who has never believed in trends and has the courage to do what he believed in, since the very beginning. Doing just one film a year, Aamir has a track record of successful movies that most other popular actors only dream of. From his initial hits like Qayamat se Qayamat tak, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, Rangeela, Raja Hindustani to the recent hits like Dil Chahta hai, Lagaan, Rang de Basanti, Ghajini and 3 Idiots, Aamir Khan proves to be a versatile actor, amazing director (Taare Zameen Par) and a great producer (Jaane tu yaa Jaane naa, Lagaan, Peepli Live).

He is a person who believes in doing things well and with the new well built body that he has developed for Ghajini, he is now also a fitness idol. Lets get to know his fitness regime and what makes him look as young as ever?

Aamirs Fitness belief

Aamir Khan’s Blog on HealthRecently Aamir had posted a blog on health and what it means to him. Here are some of his thoughts on health.

Aamir believes that good health depends on three things- diet, sleep and exercise. For the correct diet, Aamir says that an average individual needs about 1800-2000 calories per day, in order to lose weight; you need to eat less calories than you use. But Aamir cautions that this less should include a balanced diet with carbohydrates, proteins and fat. He recommends visiting a qualified dietician who will guide you, without recommending any fad diets or diet pills or any similar short cuts.

The next step he suggests is exercise. Aamir feels that swimming, walking, jogging and playing a sport are good ways to exercise. But if you want to build muscle, you need to start weight training with the help of a good trainer.

The final step, Aamir feels is rest. He feels no matter how hard you train, if you dont rest your body adequately, it doesnt respond well.

Aamir Khans training for Ghajini

Aamir Khan, Before and AfterA lean actor till now, Aamir built eight pack abs for Ghajini. Not only was Ghajini a blockbuster, but it also made Aamir an idol for fitness enthusiasts all over India. Here are some excerpts of the interviews where Aamir is sharing his fitness routine.

Before Ghajini- Before Ghajini, Aamir reveals that he never believed in weight training much because he found it to be too painful. He would prefer other physical activities or playing sport to remain healthy.

No loss of weight: When Aamir began his training, he was about 70 kg and even while he was at his fittest with those formidable eight pack abs, he weighed around 68 kg which shows that he had not lost much weight, but had instead lost fat and gained muscles!

Demanding Workouts: Aamir started training for Ghajini a year before the shooting. For a person in his 40s, Aamir showed anything is possible once you want it.

For getting those muscles, Aamir worked 3 hours every day in the morning which began with ten minutes of stretching, 40 minutes of training abs and sides, 60 minutes of cardio and 60 minutes of weights.

Aamir Khan working out for GhajiniPull ups: There is a famous scene in Ghajini where Aamir is doing pull ups in front of the wall with the message Kill him, we see a wild rage on his face as he compulsively does the pull ups. Even during his training, Aamir reveals that it was difficult for him to do pull ups. He refers to what Arnold Schwarzenegger writes in Encyclopedia of weight lifting, it is initially very difficult to do pull ups but you should not give up and do just one pull up properly, if doing more is impossible. After a period of time you will gain considerable strength.

Consistency: Nothing happens overnight, those who want a body like Aamir should know the efforts that have gone behind it. He trained every day and worked out consistently for the lean well built body.

What kept him going- Initially when he started working out, the videos of his training reveal how difficult it was for him to undergo the tiring workouts. He confesses that there were many times he thought of quitting but his will power kept him going. What I understood from this experience is that it is more about the mind than the body he says.

Aamir believes the way you look depends 50% on how and how much you train and 50% of what you eat and what you drink. So these are the two things you must take care of.

Aamir Khan’s Ghajini BodyDiet: Aamir states that he went for a balanced diet which was neither high protein nor low carbohydrates. He thinks that having 1/3rd of carbohydrates, 1/3rd of protein and 1/3rd of fats in your diet is the way to go.