CELEBRITY OF THE MONTH
Mr. Sachin Atulkar, Superintendent of Police (M.P.)
“This M.P. based Superintendent of Police tells us Bodybuilding is not just a source of relaxation for him, but a real booster for his profession that demands mental and physical involvement.”
Daring, but a cool-head is what can be used to describe Mr. Sachin Atulkar, Superintendent of Police (M.P.). No doubt, he is in it for a long time. The Bhagalpur born tough- player confronts how he balances his passion for fitness and due diligence towards his duties. The IPS officer of 2007 batch has seen stressful days and tiring routines in his early career days which have been the main challenges of his personal health. The 29 year old IPs officer has spent a fair part of his life in serving the nation as well as his own physique by following strict routines and workout schedule.
Why fitness? What does fitness routine mean to you?
However, Mr. Atulkar accepts the fact that his routine being a stressful one always required a refreshing break. The job he was in has no specific timings which further adds to his woes. Though the indoor and outdoor activities he was involved in kept him busy most of the time, they never appealed him to the core. He admits the fact that regular workouts at gym rather require will power and determination as compared to time. And this is what places him among the fitness enthusiasts who are successful both at the work place and in their personal lives. Missing workout schedule has never been on the cards and squeezing out time for cardio and weight training has always been a smooth ride for the young IPS officer. A tried and tested routine of 4 day weight training, 2 day cardio and one day of absolute relaxation has always worked for him. According to him one can succeed in the professional life only and solely if you can manage to balance your career with your personal life.
What motivates you to take up fitness on the fore front?
When asked what motivates him to take over fitness as a part of his lifestyle, he responds that sports and games were always a part of his life since childhood which was carried over further to enhance his professional output. He believes that he is addicted to fitness which makes him perform better in his profession that demands hardcore, muscular and brawny looks. Also regular workouts bring out the sense of achievement. Not only does fitness attribute to stress free life but also over-all well-being and welfare of a person. “I’m motivated by the challenges I face every day”. “Every challenge I face brings out the best from within me” says Mr. Atulkar.
How do you describe your journey to fitness?
“Most of the training I do is to keep myself focused and calm. I can’t just brag, I’m the calmest and composed person, however, most of the physical training stuff I do at the gym has offered me amazing experiences”. Right from the day one, the focused IPS officer has been excited about the adding inches (healthy muscles of course) and the bulges that added to his looks. Since then he has been witnessing plenty of positive changes in his life whether it is sleeping habits, diet or temperament. “Now when I look at myself in the mirror, I see more of a confident, authoritative personality rather than just a young and smart officer”.
How do you cope with your schedules mentally and physically?
“Well, mind and body are the two different components that help you set and achieve your goals.” “Those who are really committed towards the goals are the real achievers”. Bodybuilding is not just a source of relaxation for Sachin, but a real booster for his profession that demands mental and physical involvement. Not just police, but even people in other professions must stick to diet, exercise, relaxation and time schedules to achieve a god mental and physical health. A strong will-power and tireless can-do attitude are the two main aspects according to Mr. Atulkar.
What according to you is the key to bodybuilding and fitness?
Mr. Atulkar holds proper diet, regular exercise and rest as the three main factors responsible for successful bodybuilding. The combination of all the three aspects have always been the most successful and efficacious way of attaining your goal. While the diet nourishes your body, regular exercise tones the physique and rest encourages growth in the right direction.
Can you let us know your exercise routine?
I follow a simple schedule of 4 day weight training, 2 day cardio routine and one day rest
Day 1 – I begin the day 1 with chest and tricep exercises
Day 2 – I exercise the back and tricep
Day 3 – I try to put in a few cardio exercises
Day 4 – A few stretching and relaxing exercises for my legs
Day 5 – Again a few cardio exercises
Day 6 – I reserve this day to train the weakest part of my body
Day 7 – I do nothing but relax my body and the brain
Mr. Sachin Atulkar is a great food lover and believes that nature holds a lot for the human beings in terms of food. He has small meals preferably 4-5 meals a day that includes eggs, chicken, fish, chapatis, sweet potato, brown rice, oats, olive oil, salad, dry fruits and fruits. He makes sure adequate amounts of glutamine, caffeine, amino acids, creatine, omega 3, whey protein, vitargo, Liv-52 and fibre are included in his diet to support his muscle building regimen.
How does he stay on the track?
Still one of the toughest training drivers at the age of 29, Mr. Atulkar believes that fitness is synonymous with longevity and perfection. To stay fit on the track requires focus and dedication. Besides, one must show a lot of patience and persistence when it comes to long term results.
What about the love for sweets and junk food?
There is rarely anyone on the earth who defies junk food. “I believe for most of us bodybuilding is done in the kitchen and not in gyms” says Sachin who tries to create a balance between eating and exercising. He stresses on 70% diet and 30% exercising, whatever be the goal.
Mr. Atulkar’s message to the Readers
For most of us it is very easy to wake up every morning and say “I’m tired”. But the thought of a well-built structure and bulging muscles of yourself will certainly drive you out of your beds. Just retain the will and determination, you will find time for gym. There are times when you would have to compromise with your work schedule and sleep, but if you schedule things wisely, nothing can stop you!