AUSSIE PROFILE: Keith Bhojwani
posted on 7/01/2015 3:19:00 PM
AUSSIE PROFILE: Keith Bhojwani
Name: Keith Bhojwani
City: Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Images by Danny D’Mello Photography
After being beaten up by bigger kids at school, having his money, food and shoes taken off him, Keith Bhojwani decided it was time for a change. Focusing on his health and fitness allowed him to not only become tough and strong, to stand up to the ‘bigger kids,’ but it helped him find himself and his life purpose.
Keith Bhojwani wasn’t prepared to live a mediocre life, so when the 27-year-old heard that Australia was the place to be when it comes to the health and fitness industry, he left his home in New Zealand and moved to Melbourne to start living out his passion. With the change in countries came greater strength.
“It made me a lot stronger mentally, which has made my training more productive. Stronger mental strength translates to stronger physical strength in the gym. The two have a strong correlation,” he says.
In the beginning, Keith watched others train, aiming to replicate their moves and techniques. He soon realised he would need a deeper knowledge and understanding to get to where he wanted to be. Keith spent four years at university studying a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science, and it was this hunger to continually improve his mind and body that kept him motivated.
“The more knowledge you have, the more you can better yourself in every way, physically and mentally,” he says.
“Your body is like a sculpture. You have to keep working on it with fine perfection to reach greatness. I am constantly motivated because I am always hungry for improvements and want to achieve more.”
Keith believes consistency and dedication are the two secrets to success, as well as focusing on what you are doing when you’re not in the gym training. Results are not achieved in one day, but day after day of continued efforts. This is why Keith strongly recommends that anyone looking to get into shape focus on their diet first and foremost.
“It’s all about what you eat. You spend 90 per cent of the day outside the gym so what you do there is equally, if not more, important than your workout. Anyone can train but not everyone can follow a structured diet with adequate recovery patterns day after day,” explains Keith.
“Without adequate nutrition you are wasting your time. Do your research and work out a diet that is tailored to your goals before even doing your first workout,” he says. “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
Keith has competed in the ANB VICS in 2012, the IFBB VICS in 2013 and the WBFF Sydney show this year. After placing third in all of them, he believes the best is yet to come.
“I want to be the best I can possibly be in this field. There will always be serious competition, but I just want to be my best. It’s me against me really,” he says.
Currently in preparation for the 2015 WBFF world championships in Las Vegas, Keith aims to attain his pro card as a fitness model in the near future.
“I need to improve on my conditioning a little bit. I’m happy with the muscle mass I need for that. Got to keep working on conditioning and detail,” he says.
With his positivity, dedication and love of the fitness game, there is no doubt that Keith will overcome any obstacles in his way to achieve his dreams. He says it best himself:
“If you have a dream and you go after it with all you have, there is nothing or no one that can stop you from achieving it.”
Meal 1: 1/2 cup oats, 2 scoops whey protein isolate and 2 fish oil capsules
Meal 2: 200g sweet potato, 180g chicken and 100g broccoli
Meal 3: 200g sweet potato, 180g fish and 100g broccoli
Meal 4: 150g brown rice, 180g steak and 6 almonds
Meal 5: 100g sweet potato, 150g chicken and 6 almonds
Meal 6: 1 scoop casein protein, 100g yoghurt and 1 cup berries
KEITH’S WORKOUT WEEK
Monday: Chest and triceps
Tuesday: Back traps and posterior deltoids
Wednesday: Shoulders and biceps
Friday: Calves and abs
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