Pulkit Samrat is an avid fitness buff and is known to be quite dedicated when it comes to his strenuous workout regimes. So, when he was required to undergo a major physical transformation for his role in Bejoy Nambiar’s Taish, the actor took it up as a challenge.
The actor plays two very different avatars in the film. One look involves him showing off a perfectly chiseled body and the other one, where he needs to look rather bloated which is quite unlike his usual self. To achieve the bloated, tired look required a drastic change to both Pulkit’s workout regimen, as well as his diet. He had to progressively overload his muscles and push them to their limits by lifting much heavier weights to open up his muscles. This, in addition to increased simple carbs and fruit sugars along with salted food, gave him a bloated look in just 3 days.
A transformation of this proportion sounds nearly impossible, but with the help of his trainer Sameer Ansari, a strict workout regimen and stringent diet, the disciplined and determined Pulkit pulled off this fantastic feat and even made it look effortless.
Balancing both the looks and pulling them off with ease, the actor’s workout involved lower intensity workouts with a much higher volume. It included numerous compound exercises and compound lifts, supersets, and cardio between sets. He also had morning workout sessions where Pulkit had to do cardiovascular exercises wearing a high altitude mask, which multiples the difficulty manifold. In the last week before the shoot, Pulkit’s trainer also incorporated EMS technology, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, a protocol that elicits a muscle contraction using electrical impulses that directly stimulate your motor neurons, resulting in strengthened, toned and firm muscles.
The actor has been getting a great response for his performance in the film and topped with a physical transformation, Pulkit clearly is garnering much praise!