In a recent article by GQ, Jinder Mahal speaks about his journey back to WWE and how he became so ripped, speaking about his diet and exercise habits.
With H/T to Cageside Seats for the big quotes, here are the major points in reference to his diet and exercise regime.
One big thing Mahal attributes to his success is the fluency and way in which he eats. He notes a huge difference between how he used to eat in the past vs. how he eats now.
“I actually started being more consistent with my meals. Before when I was hungry, I would eat a big meal and then not eat for a couple of hours. Maybe have a snack. But what I do now, what’s made the biggest change in my physique, is I eat every two hours and I eat the same portion meal—about 350 to 400 calories, about 30 grams of carbs, and 30 to 40 grams of protein. I eat a meal with that same breakdown every two hours.”
He then describes his typical day in regards to working out and eating. Keep in mind that Mahal also works WWE ‘Smackdown Live’ and live events the majority of the week, as well as all this training.
“The first thing I do when I wake up is cardio on an empty stomach. I’ll just drink water or maybe I’ll have a black coffee with no sugar, and I’ll do about 25 minutes of cardio, six days a week. If I’m home, I have an elliptical trainer. If I’m on the road, I always go down to the hotel gym and just use whatever cardio equipment they have. I prefer to use the elliptical because it’s a little bit easier on my joints than running on a treadmill. But right after I do that I have my first meal, which is usually one packet of oats and two scoops of whey protein isolate. I just dump the oatmeal right into the protein shake and mix it with water. I’ll also have one banana. That’s meal number one.
“About an hour after that I get my workout in. I’m training for about an hour and a half. I do about 30 minutes of stretching and then right after that workout I eat another banana, a packet of oats, and a few scoops of protein for my post-workout meal. An hour after that is when I start my regular meals. With the meal prep company, it makes it so easy and it’s a different variety every meal. Chicken and rice, pasta and turkey. Like I mentioned before, the main key is balance. Each meal has those balanced macronutrients—same amount of protein, same amount of carbs.”
You can and are suggested to read the full interview here, where Mahal talks about weight loss, his steroid accusations and much more.
Mahal is scheduled to defend the WWE Championship against Randy Orton at ‘Money In The Bank,’ in Orton’s rematch after Mahal defeated him at ‘Backlash‘ to capture the Championship.
I loved this interview. It gives me a lot to think, and it makes total sense how Mahal got the way he did. He must be very smart…should make a book. I think a lot of people would buy that and listen to what the man has to say.
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