Fitness & Health

BIG BAD: MANCHIN SHAKYA

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Manchin is no stranger to the camera. He already has had countless modeling jobs under his belt while maintaining a steady job. As if that wasn’t enough, Manchin is now venturing into movie business. His movie is called “The Winner” and it’s an action drama about revenge and he put on a lot of muscle for the role. The convention with most actors and models is to shed a lot of fat and put on a little muscle, which isn’t a bad thing, but there are very few who go the extra mile to grow big. Maybe that’s because growing big take a lot of time and effort.

Whatever the case, we wanted to learn more about Manchin and his fitness motifs and routines. We talked to him about his views and routines, here’s what happened.

1.How did you get into fitness? What inspired you to lift your first dumbbell?

My brother was my inspiration. Watching him sculpt a body after hitting the weights and it didn’t take much time for me to decide on following suit.

2. How has getting into fitness changed your lifestyle?

Getting into fitness changes your perception and priorities. I spend my spare time at the gym which wasn’t always the case. I’ve learnt to better manage my time and this has been useful for me so many times that I’ve lost count. It is a major confidence boost as well. You wouldn’t think fitting well into clothes would make you feel so confident; it also helps me afloat in the fashion industry. Compliments keep coming from my peers and that just keeps me motivated.

I’m used to modeling so the camera isn’t too much of an issue. Acting in front of the camera with 40-50 people looking at you was daunting at first but later I started getting into it and it was fun

3. You’re a pretty big boy, what goes into building a massive frame?

Yes, I’ve gained a considerable amount of muscle mass and that makes me bigger from the average Ram Shyam or Hari. But it takes a lot of hard to pack on muscle. If you want to get big you need to be committed and stay on track. Getting big doesn’t mean getting fat, so you have to follow a disciplined diet plan and eat proper food until you reach your goal.

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4. Do you use supplements? If so, what do you use?

Yes, but I try not to overdo it. I take Dymatize- Super Amino 4800MG and GNC- Amplified Creatine 189 and most importantly my post workout protein shake.

5. What are the most common mistakes that you see people making at the gym?

Most of the times, it’s good to see new faces instead of the same old ones, but it’s a different story at the gym. I make it a point to hit the gym almost every day, but I always see different faces every week. Working out is a commitment, and a lot of people don’t seem to get that.

6. How important is it to have a proper trainer?

A trainer helps you set achievable goals and guide you towards them in the most efficient manner. Unless you’re very experienced, you cannot meet your target goals at the gym without the help of a proper instructor. Biting off more than you can chew at the gym can lead to injuries and a trainer can prevent that from happening. A trainer keeps you grounded and moving at the right direction, so it’s important to have a good instructor and follow his/her guidelines.

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7. We hear you’re getting into movies now? Tell us a little about that?

The name of the movie is “The Winner”, and it’s my first movie. It’s an action drama about revenge. The release date of the movie had to be postponed because of the earthquake, but it’ll be out very soon.

The name of the movie is The Winner, and it’s my first movie. It’s an action drama about revenge

8.How was your experience in the movie business?

It was different. . I had participated in a 25 day workshop which helped in my performance.

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LOCATION: FITNESS STUDIO NEPAL, UTTAR DHOKA

WORDS: TNM TEAM

PHOTOS: BIBHAS M. SUWAL

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