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Passion connects us
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Think about something you're passionate about. Now think about all the things you would say if I asked you to talk about it- would probably just roll off your tongue right.
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Many of you may not be into fitness at all, and I completely understand that not everyone has to be into the same thing. But many of you have stuck around and still enjoy the content! (still don't know how or why πŸ˜‚) I put a lot of that down to the way I approach talking about these topics.
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Remember that list I initially asked you about? Well through this page, I want to share to you my massive list whilst putting across that drive as well. It's through that passion where you're able to connect with my vision and really see why I love the things I do- which is why for you non-gym peeps, are still here!
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Whether you have a passion of dancing, art, food or cars- if you can provoke the excitement to me that you feel, you'll have me glued to your story πŸ™ŒπŸ½ #indianfitness #gym #gymshark #gymmotivation #wolfsthetics #thefoundationfeed #alphalete #alphaleteathletics

All work and no rest?
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Ain't no better feeling than killing it in the gym day in and day out. When you're in the rhythm of training, there's nothing that's going to stop you from getting a session in... yet. -
During my cutting phase, I never took a day off from training. I made sure I got in, 7 days a week to do something, whether that was weights or cardio (or both). How did I honestly feel? Pretty decent, not going to lie! I made sure I got enough rest from sleeping or napping throughout the day to make sure I was recovered for the following session. I did this because I was so driven to reach my goal that I didn't want to waste a single day. Was this the smartest move? Maybe! I got the results that I wanted in the time I gave myself, but there is a chance that I would have felt even better during each session if I took days off. However I do know that if I carried on for several more weeks, my CNS and motivation would have both died off. Training intensity would decrease and I would have taken more steps backwards than I would forward.
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Currently I'm training 5 days a week, forcing myself to take 2 days off to ensure I maximise each workout. How do I feel again? Fucking great! I'm making progress and feel so motivated to kill it in the gym. The days where I'm not training, I make sure I'm keeping myself occupied because the itch eventually kicks in.
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Rest is important in this game. We're not machines that can hack it 24/7. You need time to give your body to adapt and grow to the new changes ✌🏽️
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Be consumed in it but don't let it consume you -
'Don't let it consume you'

When our love for a passion controls our everyday lives, we often neglect the key values that make us who we are. I'll talk in terms of training because that's what I'm good at. Now training is a major part of my lifestyle, I've built a strong discipline and work ethic from it which can be applied to more than one area of my life. However, the tipping point where training overtakes my life to where I'm neglecting other aspects of my life like my social life or going out and having new experience is beyond unhealthy. The phrase 'lifestyle' is one that should be emphasised greatly here. The things we do (training in this example) should fit around our busy lives, not consume every single second where we don't look at the bigger picture of the things/people around us. We do these things to add value to us, not take our values away. -
'Be consumed in it'
Now the flip side of the story. Whenever we take time to improve our craft, we need to give it our all. Leaving all distractions and negative thoughts out the window to drive progression. It's a time frame you've given in your day to be better than you were yesterday- don't waste it on being caught up in the negative thoughts outside. Generally speaking, I spend around 1-1.5 hours in the gym, getting it done and having the rest of the day to do anything else. -
Stay balanced and stay positive ✌🏽️
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My space is your space
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This page isn't just about me and health/fitness (even though it does seem like it). I'm here to bring people together and build a community where we are all driven to reach our own goals. My #mondaymotivation is aimed at you guys, the people that actually motivate me everyday! I love listening to people's story and hearing the passion for their vision, whatever that may be- so every Monday is an opportunity for you to share your story. -
Today we're hitting it off with @shay.sharma . We first met 2 years ago at my first weightlifting competition where a simple hello has led to a strong friendship. It was a while till we crossed paths again where we met again at a school business competition. It was here where Shay inspired me. He was the guy who got shit done and wasn't afraid of putting in the work which I really admired. This is his story so far:
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'Yo, my name's Shay and I'm a second year Economics student at UCL. Fitness for me has been a constantly evolving process and really stepped on around 3 years ago. It started off like many others with lifting weights and trying to gain strength - I competed at a local deadlift competition and ended up meeting Sandeep there for the first time! During sixth form, new endeavours such as reaching the regional finals of Young Enterprise as a Managing Director, gaining admission into UCL as well as partying meant that gym gains definitely took a hit - it's all a constant learning process finding the balance.
Having finished my first year at university, I've fallen in love with rowing. Applying my strength, building aerobic fitness, continual improvement and competing have been the key pillars of this passion. I've enjoyed a successful first year rowing for UCL and will be captaining the Novice squad next season, a massive project and experience that will undoubtedly test and develop my leadership skills. Becoming a successful entrepreneur has and always will be my ultimate goal, however I know that this path will not be straight! Just gonna take each chapter as it comes and give it my all.'
#mensphysique #gymshark #gymmotivation #indian #indianfitness #ogus753

Confidence
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It been a steep upward curve for me in the past few weeks. I want to talk about my transition into this phase because for those of you guys that know me personally, it's a bit of sudden slap in the face from a post a month to a post nearly everyday.
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Before a few weeks ago, I was stuck in my shell. I kept to myself, worried about what people had to say and what their expectation was of me. It held me back from my vision that I wanted to achieve. -
The turning point was my first 'health/fitness' post. I clearly remember asking my closest friends what they thought about my post before I made it public (seriously appreciated). There was a part of me itching to put myself out there because I know I have something to offer but another half that held back with doubt and fear. Clicking the post button made me shake in anticipation about what the hell happens next- I've never done this before. -
With each post, my confidence grew massively in both the way I express those topics and the type of topics discussed. I still get weird butterflies but I know for a fact that I'm doing something I love. -
It taught me that it literally takes 5 seconds of stepping out of your comfort zone to take a step forward to what to really want to achieve.
Shoutout to @bradleymartyn for the idea
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Work in silence
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Apart from this turning point, I would say I've stayed pretty quiet about my training in terms of being vocal. I've rarely ever gone out of my way to tell someone I go gym or I've been training for this long, etc. Since the start, I've kept my head down and stayed in my lane. I started for myself so I've never really felt the need to tell people about it unless they've brought it up or asked for help. And it's only when the results began to show that people started to talk more. -
It taught me that results speak louder than words. Anyone and everyone can talk the talk, but when they're putting it into practice, the results don't come up to par. Either they're more worried about what other people's perception of them are or their confidence takes a step further ahead than their focus/work ethic. -
Instead of being the talker, be the one that takes action. (Sorry for the lack of new scenery) #muscle #abs #motivation #gym #gymshark #gymmotivation #ogus753 #fitnessmotivation #alphalete #alphaleteathletics #fitness #fitnessmodel

'As bad as you want to breathe'
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5 years ago @hennapatelxo introduced me to the famous motivational speaker, Eric Thomas. He has loads of famous videos and quotes which if you google, you would have heard at least one of them. Being the 14/15 year old that I was, all these quotes sounded cool and motivating, but it had no translation to me in the real world at the time. However, the quote that stuck with me was 'when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful'. And yet, as inspiring as it sounded, it still didn't have any influence on me and was pretty much forgotten until now.
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Fast forward 5 years to now and that quote has jumped into my life once again. It's only now where I feel like I have a clearer goal that those words actually have a meaning to me. It pushes me to be wanting more everyday, being better than I was yesterday and not settling for anything less than what I work for. It's at this point when these 'inspiring/motivational' things really matter. -
Keeping grinding ✌🏽️ Please let me know if you're enjoying this content! Been having a lot of fun thinking and writing about these things.
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My marks
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Stretch marks. We ALL have them to some extent- large or small, on the upper body or lower body. It's a feature that is often hidden when we talk about our appearance when it's something that makes us unique πŸ™ŒπŸ½
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During my first 2 years of weight training, my stretch marks became a lot more pronounced due to the sudden growth of my body (specifically my chest and biceps where the marks are pretty clear). I absolutely hated the sight of them and would try anything and everything to get rid of them. Nothing worked back then and it had some mental influence on me when people mentioned it. -
A few years on and I've come to appreciate that these stretch marks are a part of who I am. I'm proud to say I'm not ashamed of them because after all, it's proof of my efforts. I do believe that everyone has some sort of insecurity to a degree (my marks were mine once), but I also do believe we need to love ourself for the things that makes us unique.
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Stringer from @wolfstheticsofficial . Show some support πŸ™πŸ½
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Not defined by a number
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I know I tend to talk about numbers a lot in terms of tracking your own weight or in terms of food, but hear me out. There are so many figures thrown around but in the end what does it add up to?
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Nothing. Personally, during my cut I was so caught up with the numbers on the scale. I felt that the weight that popped up was going to dictate the rest of my day- being frustrated to some extent by not seeing numbers change despite still putting in the work. What I saw in the mirror always took 2nd place where in fact that's what it really came down to. I started training to see a change in my body, not a change on a scale. And to be honest, I really liked the physical improvements occurring even though there might not have been a numerical change. I think it really comes down to what you feel when you see yourself in the mirror, no matter what the numbers says. -
Now to be a hypocrite! I'm still going to be weighing myself and tracking all my food nearly every day. However my outlook of this all is to use the information as a tool, not a reflection of who I am. It's a much more positive view to have in the long run ✌🏽️
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Surrounded by greatness
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Being on a gap year, it's been difficult to surround myself with people of my age. Leaving school, it feels like you've been dropped in a void where most of your friends are either going to uni or they have to revise for their retakes in the up and coming year. Socially, it can be tough.
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This year, I've been fortunate enough to meet like-minded individuals through work/training who are equally as passionate about their goals. It's these people you want to surround yourself around, not only does their motivation rub on to you, but it sparks a relationship where you can bounce off each other. Not everyone has perfect days, but knowing there's someone holding you accountable to achieve your vision forces you to make a step forward, whether that's a big one or a small one. I really do believe that you become like the people you surround yourself around. -
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Genetically defined
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First off, I want to say genetics is not an excuse for not putting in the effort and hard work. You won't get anywhere with that mindset.
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This picture is a great example of how genetics has defined my physique. As you can see from my abdominal area, my right side (left in the picture) is a lot less developed than the other side. Why is that? Is it because I only crunch on one side? This is where genetics plays its part. The insertions of my abdominal muscles are not symmetrical, so from my experience, no matter what I do, the growth will follow this path. It doesn't mean I'll stop training abs- in fact I'll be training them more often to see them more defined. Can't wait to see how they change over the next year or so.
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Work with what you have and be proud of how your genetics shape you (even you Bengalis πŸ‘ŠπŸ½)
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The addict.
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For me, training is addictive. Most of us go in because we want to see a physical change in our appearance or get the health benefits of training- something I still look for through training. But sometimes I put away that thought and just go in because I love it. No real aim, just the addiction of feeling good in myself. Reaching this point stops gym being a 'chore' but a lifestyle instead. It's as normal as going to sleep or eating breakfast- a state which is healthier instead of completely forcing yourself to go. -
Be the addict.
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