Aamir Khan’s transformation has broken the Indian internet. Of course, it had to. His transformation is incredible. As the video spreads its reach across the internet, fitness YouTubers are showing up with their takes on the topic. Everything aside, people want to know that what Aamir has achieved can that be achieved by an average man without steroid use? Well, here’s how we broke down his incredible transformation.
The two Important Things You Need To Know ‘Before’ He Went Into The Transformation
1) Aamir started off with an average adult male who was neither overweight nor underweight. Can’t say anything about the amount of muscle mass or body fat he was holding on at this time.
2) He first deliberately piled on weight for the role. He sat at an obese 97 kilograms holding on to 39% body fat.
This is NOT the first time he has undergone a massive transformation. Muscle memory is an incredible thing and it plays a HUGE role.
Without getting into the complex science, simply put, the more you use your muscles for certain activities the more they start learning and adapting to the actions needed to perform those activities. Everything from the central nervous system to the muscle fibers and motor units involved, adapt. In bodybuilding context, once you have you have successfully gained a substantial amount of lean muscle mass and quit lifting for a long time, it isn’t difficult to get back in shape again. How mature the muscle memory is simply depends upon how long you have been into lifting weights. In Aamir’s case, his past transformations are the answer. He was in an incredible shape which eventually led to incredible maturity in muscle memory.
Even At 97 Kilograms And 39% Body Fat, He Was ‘STILL Training Like A Professional Wrestler
His role required him to play a wrestler. He did just that—trained like one. Considering Aamir’s dedication, he must have gone all in. You can check the footage for this as well. Training for wrestling is brutal and involves a lot of heavy compound movements. While he was eating to get fat, this was subsequently adding to his muscle fiber development and muscle memory. He wasn’t just sitting there and eating majority of the time.
The Fat He Held On Was Mostly Visceral Fat, Around His Gut Area. Visceral Fat Is Easy To Cut Through.
Take a look, Aamir’s incredibly fat around the gut area. That’s majorly visceral fat. Visceral fat deposits around the internal organs in the abdominal cavity. It’s easier to lose visceral fat as is very less affected by insulin spikes and get higher more sustained blood supply. Another thing is the visceral fat cells comparatively die easily. Also, the quickly ones tends to put on weight, the quickly it can be shed. This doesn’t apply to people who have been obese for years. Aamir piled on fat in couple of months and didn’t keep it for long enough for it to get stubborn. Hence, cutting through was easy.
Talking About Genetics, If You Compare Today’s Aamir With The Skinny Aamir You Saw 20 Years Back, You Are WRONG
Most people say that Aamir’s build is very average. It was nothing extraordinary before all this. He wasn’t even that much into fitness.
Sure he wasn’t but this is not how you judge genetics. Muscle genetics is predominantly judged by the adaption of your muscles to the type of training you throw at it. Bodybuilding training was thrown at Aamir and his musculature responded incredibly to it. There are dudes who still don’t grow enough even while being on steroids.
Steroids? Top Shelf Supplements, A World Class Training Crew And Balls To The Wall HARD WORK
Is Aamir juiced? Are the YouTubers calling him a juicer, doing the right thing? Well, putting it modestly, it is really stupid to even ask this question. Most of the fitness trainers and YouTubers are saying he’s just first off, not aware of the fact that there are a lot of ‘steroid like supplements’ out there. Secondly, sub ten percent body fat can be achieved naturally while preserving lean muscle mass. Things get dirty when the fat levels drop sub 5 percent. Aamir’s training, diet, blood work was all monitored by some of the world’s best coaches. He had access to the world finest supplements that money can buy. And the amount of dedication Aamir possesses is beyond incredible. A goal-oriented mentality coupled with the things mentioned above are more than enough.
I am not trying to say that Aamir had the testosterone levels like that of a twenty year old and nor am I trying to rule out the use of anabolics in his case. But the thing is that creating a phenomenal physique takes WAY MUCH MORE than only steroids, that most aren’t aware about. If you expect to achieve those results and have predominantly no background in lifting, have no idea about nutrition, think ‘creatine and whey protein’ are steroids, you have got to be extremely stupid.