It’s not easy to maintain different looks for multiple films. And John Abraham can surely vouch for that. The actor had to sport a bulked-up body and six pack abs for his upcoming films, Force and Desi Boyz respectively. And since both were being shot around the same time, he went all out to maintain the perfect body.
“We tried and tested several plans. It’s very tough to gain 8-9 kgs and still maintain six-pack abs. From diet to exercise regimen, John and I would change plans almost everyday to achieve results. We’d check regularly and see how the body is reacting, and then alter the plan accordingly,” says John’s trainer Vinod Channa.
John, who is known to never miss his gym sessions, would work out seven days a week without any break. He trained with Vinod for around six-eight months to get the look and physique for Force. The challenge became tougher when he had to acquire a lean body for Desi Boyz at the same time.
“He would increase his weight training but bring down his intake of proteins and carbs. For Force though, he was asked to have at least six-seven meals a day. He made sure he didn’t put on fat and gained only muscle weight,” says Vinod. John’s exercise regimen included four-five days a week dedicated to cardio, combined with yoga. “We would also mix it up with functional training because it helps keep your body from becoming stiff,” says Vinod.
The trainer recalls John worrying about whether his look was right, after he’d gained weight and developed a six-pack at the same time: “But Nishikanth Kamat (director of Force) was very happy and asked him to continue the regimen. He reduced 8-9 kgs for Desi Boyz and then put it on again for the remaining parts of Force. He’s really worked to come up with these results.”