Virat Kohli shared his struggles with persistent back pain in 2014 and how he overcame them under the guidance of former Indian strength and conditioning trainer Basu Shanker.
In the foreword to Shanker’s first book – 100, 200 Practical Applications in Strength and Conditioning – Kohli recalled being introduced to weight lifting by the S&C trainer who helped him become one of the fittest cricketers.
” In the second half of 2014, I had a relentless baking problem that didn’t go away. I had to do a routine for 45 minutes each morning to loosen my back, but the stiffness could come back anytime during the day.
“Back then, Basu Sir and I had a conversation about lifting weights and the general explosive power in my body,” Kohli wrote.
Shanker, who worked for the national team from 2015 to 2019, is considered the man responsible for Kohli’s transformation and the fitness of the Indian team.
“ At first I wasn’t convinced (of lifting), but the only thing Basu Sir asked of me was ‘trust’. I had complete confidence in his knowledge and experience.
“I remember starting our series against Sri Lanka in 2015, lifting from Basu, sir, understanding the dynamics and study behind the practice and feeling like I was working towards something amazing.
“The results have been excellent and that has changed my perception of S&C and the importance of knowing exactly what you’re working towards.” Kohli, who published the book on social media last week, praised Shanker, who is currently with RCB.
” Basu Sir is the best S&C trainer I have worked with and his ability to make you feel good about his submission is amazing. I have never worked with someone who knew exactly how to change my physique and my performance according to my needs, not through a set template that was common to all.
“I really believe that through this book, one can delve into the details and knowledge that can surely change your perception of what exercise is, how you do things, and how you feel about your body after doing the program up have followed to the utmost. as Basu Sir likes to say, “added Kohli.
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