This simpleton, Anil Gochikar called as the bodyguard of Lord Jagannath, is an inspiration for many who believe in achieving dreams through hard work and persistence, no matter the adversities. He is an international fame bodybuilder who made India proud by bagging the International Indian title in 2016. He has also won a silver medal in the Federation Cup and a Bronze medal in World Bodybuilding & Physique Federation, 2014. Anil Gochikar has always been supported by his family. A lawyer by profession he started his career in bodybuilding when he turned 30.
Anil Gochikar – The Servitor of Lord Jagannath Mandir
Called the bodyguards of Lord Jagannath, Anil Gochikar belongs to the ‘daitapati’ sect of sevayats of Lord Jagannatha at Puri. The look alike of Mahendra Bahubali is often found wearing dhoti in his home town and attracts many locals and tourists. One such image that went viral on the net is this.
He is a servitor of Puri Jagannath Mandir. He is Anil gochikar,Mr India be in & Mr.odisha.He follows a strict veg diet,not even eaten eggs in his whole lifeCalled the bodyguards of Lord Jagannatha,he belongs to d 'daitapati' sect of sevayats (servitors)of Lord Jagannatha at Puri. pic.twitter.com/0f83x7c1Cs
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Anil Gochikar is a pure vegetarian!
There is usually a common saying amongst people that Vegans just can’t be bodybuilders. But that doesn’t hold true here. Mr. India and Mr. Odisha winner, he advocates a plant-based diet when it comes to muscle training. His daily diet is full of green vegetables and fruits (2-2.5 kg) and for protein intake, he depends on milk (4-5 liters) and cheese (500 g), paneer, etc.
He hails from a Brahmin family and has never touched non-vegetarian food. According to the Scriptures, a vegetarian diet is the best diet. He defies the belief that muscles can only be built by eating eggs and meat. Even got mocked several times at the beginning of this career, but he stuck to being a strict vegetarian. He believes cooking in pottery that is full of nutrients.
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Though he doesn’t consume any milk during his bodybuilding competitions. Anil Gochikar believes in using some whey products, supplements, mass-gainer, and multivitamins.
Anil Gochikar Diet Plan
- Eat as many fresh fruits and green vegetables as possible
- Avoid eating more than needed, especially parties
- Always invest in eating season-wise food
- Consider swapping animal protein for plant-based ones
- Choose whole grains
- Choose sustainably sourced seafood
- Eat dairy products like cheese, paneer, etc in moderation
- Drink tap water and stay natural
The Bodyguard Of Lord Jagannath – Workout Plan
He workouts 6 days a week. While he works heavily on his biceps, shoulder, and legs, he does light weight training for his back, triceps, chest, and wrists. His leg workout includes:
|Half Squat||3 Sets||100 reps|
|Full Squats||4 sets|
|Press||3 sets||12 to 12 reps|
|Half squats||2 sets||10 to 12 reps|
|Front squats||2 sets||–|
Take a look at his gym workout routine here.
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Edited by Abisha Jasmine