In coming New Year 2017 many of us will make Resolution for fitness on the 1st day of January but to achieve your goals you need a very strong will, daily Motivation and inspiration and whenever you find yourself in need of motivation think about this 103-year-old body builder and former Mr. Universe Manohar Aicha.
Manohar Aich is a name not many of us know. His contribution to bodybuilding in India is, however, unchallenged. A three-time Asian Games gold medalist in body building, Manohar was also the second Indian to win the Mr. Universe title, the first in independent India. During his days of glory, Manohar was fondly known as ‘Pocket Hercules’, owing to his 4 feet 11 inches height.
Mr. Aich began his bodybuilding career early on when not many gyms and fitness centers were available. Taking a cue from his own strength and will power, Mr. Aich began body and weight training exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and leg raises, that lasted several reps.
Mr Aich, after winning the runners-up position in the 1951 Mr Universe competition, finally achieved glory in 1952 by winning the title of Mr Universe – Group III Championship. He participated several times after, where he came third in 1955, and fourth in 1960.
He also went on to win three golds in the Asian Games held in 1951 (New Delhi), 1954 (Manila), and 1958 (Tokyo).
Through the years, he participated in several bodybuilding events. His stint finally came to an end in 2003, at the age of 90.
Mr Manohar Aich teaches us if you have a strong will power to achieve your goals you will achieve them.
(This article was first published in Yourstory)