Ravi Dubey on his physical transformation: Shrunk my frame in healthiest way with sheer discipline
Ravi Dubey’s recent post about his one month physical transformation without supplements or protein shakes took many by surprise. The actor started working out last month as he had to appear lean for a role. He was 10 kgs heavier than usual as after contracting Covid-19, he was unable to workout for an extended period of time. So, with less than 20 days to shoot, he began a rigorous regime. It included a 90-minute weight training in the morning, 10km jog in the evening even as he shot for 12-hours daily and was on a calorie deficit diet.
“It was like tapasya. Due to many reasons, I couldn’t prioritise fitness and when the opportunity came to get into shape, I took on the challenge. I wanted it to be organic as physical transformation takes a toll on the body. I have never been fond of protein shakes as they make me sluggish and I don’t like the taste, so I got protein from my meals,” shares the Jamai Raja 2.0 actor.
Last December, Dubey had been on a crazy diet and fitness regime to get into shape but with supplements and a longer time frame. “Now, I know that I can achieve a body goal without torturing myself, with just pure discipline. This was tremendous experience which shocked many people. I feel one has to experience something to know that it is possible to achieve. I don’t mean just fitness but relationships, professional sphere, money, material stuff and even spiritualty,” says Dubey, admitting that his mind is his favourite part of his body!
Talking about the idea behind the post, he explains, “When you have a breakthrough, your mind takes a big leap and that is a huge benefit. I didn’t put the post to boast about the transformation but to share that my priority was to shrink my frame in healthiest way with sheer discipline. Usually, people take shortcuts for results and don’t want to invest in hard work. I want to discourage people from leaning on supplements. I want to say that you can achieve a lot by having a clear head space and following a discipline.”