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High on fitness quotient

Model-turned-actor Rahul Dev’s hard work in his last film Blue (with Lara Dutta and Akshay Kumar) may not have reaped expected response at the box office, but sweating out on his body shows without a doubt. The actor talks about his fitness regime and more.

entertainment Updated: Feb 22, 2010 01:07 IST

My first workout: Two decades ago.

I started exercising after watching: Sylvester Stallone starrer Rocky.

The body part I love training: Movement with my own body weight like executing pull-ups with a varying grip involving my back and biceps. Also push-ups with multiple variations of it designed to maximise my core strength.

My views on steroid use: I have strong views against substance usage and abuse. It’s bad for kidney and central neuro system.

If I don’t workout I feel: Incomplete and inadequate.

When I workout, I feel: High! It makes me feel positive about circumstances and helps in dealing with life’s ups and downs.

I love to eat: I have a sweet tooth and I gorge into lots of chocolates. I just love them. I have a liking for coffee too. I stay away from alcohol and cigarettes, as I am a tee-totaller. I am a vegetarian.

The Bollywood body I envy the most: Akshay Kumar’s. For the strength and flexibility it has.

The best compliment I have got: That I have a sculpt body, which reminds them of a Michelangelo’s (an italian painter) painting.

My latest fitness trend: Breathing deep, and thereby managing stress levels.

Advice for girls aspiring to have a fit body: Believe in yourself and keep at it.

— As told to Neha Sharma