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Listen to your body, says Salman

Salman Khan, who has not had a personal trainer in more than a decade, says all you need is to be true to your body’s calling, a personal trainer is not needed. The Dabangg (2010) actor offers finest tips to crack it at the gym, in his own words.

entertainment Updated: Aug 26, 2011 17:33 IST

Salman Khan, who has not had a personal trainer in more than a decade, says all you need is to be true to your body’s calling, a personal trainer is not needed. The Dabangg (2010) actor offers finest tips to crack it at the gym, in his own words.

Long hours in the gym

It’s not the hours; it’s the intensity (of the workout). You could be in the gym all-day long and nothing will happen. Or you can be in the gym for 45 minutes to an hour and you will have the greatest body (depending on the intensity).

On personal training

Depends, if you know your body and if you’ve been doing it for a long time, you kinda know… what to do and what not to do.

If you listen to your body, your body tells you that you should cycle today, don’t do too much cardio today. Ok now, do so many sets. You see yourself in the mirror and you know whether you want to work on your shoulders or arms today.

On eating habits

How fit you are depends not just on exercising but 80 percent on your food as well. You cut off your carbohydrates, proteins, salt, sugar; and no matter what size you are, you can easily drop down three sizes in about a month (to) – a month and a half. I eat, and for that, I have to work out that much harder in the gym. So I’m not that kind of guy who would starve himself to death. I eat properly, but I eat in limits. I love sweet dishes. There’s food in the house and there is always a sweet dish. These days, mom is making all the childhood dishes that we used to like. So there’s sewaiyaan, fruit and caramel custard, red jelly at home everyday. If I eat this much, then I need to put in that much of work as well.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTEditImages/Images/salmanstory.jpgCommon mistakes

Usually people work on the body part that looks good. And usually also people do not want to work on the muscles that are painful, like legs, stomach… they’ll just do arms. So Friday and Saturday everybody is doing arms and wearing cut sleeves and going to nightclubs. On a Friday or Saturday, everybody is doing biceps and triceps in the gym.