Ajinkya Rahane is the rising star of Indian cricket. Rahane plays in the middle-order for the national team in Test and ODI cricket and as an opener in all forms of T20 cricket. Rahane is quite athletic on field and is just behind Virat Kohli in fitness. Let’s have a look at his workout plan and diet plan.
Ajinkya Rahane Workout Plan
- Suryanamaskar: Ajinkya is fan of yoga. It has helped in improve his batting.
“I like meditating and perform Surya Namaskar every morning, which helps keep me calm and build my composure. As a team, we practice yoga together sometimes, too.” he said in interview.
“You must have a healthy and positive state of mind during practice. I try to maintain that each time I step in to bat. For me, visualisation is the key. Simulating a match situation in my head each time I bat during practice helps me. In the end, the finer things you do each day count.” he further added.
- Karate: He started practicing Karat when he was 6, and by the time he was 11, he was black belt. He believes that practicing karate during his initial years helped him immensely.
He has immense influence of Virat Kohli when it comes to fitness. In his own words – “Virat Kohli focuses greatly on his fitness. Since he is India’s captain in all three formats today, players look up to him and want to match his standards. I believe this is a wonderful culture that he’s brought into the team. We look to keep improving each day, each session.”
Ajinkya Rahane Diet Plan
|Lunch||Fish, Grilled Chicken and Salad|
|Dinner||Fish, Grilled Chicken and Salad|
Points to note:
- Avoids carbohydrates: Learn to avoid carbohydrate rich foods. We generally underestimate the carbohydrate in our food. A potato should be seen as a big lump of sugar. Likewise, bread, pastries, noodles, etc. They turn into sugar and the end result is that the body burns sugar for fuel, instead of fat.
- No gravy and oily foods
- Meal every 2-3 hours
If you want to check out the fitness secrets of other cricketers, check out Virat Kohli’s fitness secrets here.