How RRR’s hero NTR Jr overcame fats shaming, with six pack abs, ripped seems and a lean physique to rival Ram Sharan Teja in RRR
How RRR’s Komaram Bheem transformed from bulky to ripped look (Photo: Instagram)
NTR Jr is 175 cm tall, weighs about 78 kg and has a 43 inch chest, 32 inch waist and 15 inch biceps. Oh man! That’s some physique! But it wasn’t always like this for this now immensely popular and respected man. When he took on veteran actor Chiranjeevi’s son, Konidela Ram Charan Teja, in RRR, he had to look just as fit and impressive. How did NTR get that ripped look, ripped muscle and lost weight for RRR?
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. was born to Nandamuri Balakrishna Rama Rao – the son of the late and legendary Telugu film and political icon NT Rama Rao. He’d entered the film industry with the heavyweight legacy of lineage and the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth that ensures you’re welcome into the herd.
But that’s about it, because after that begins the domain of viewers who will judge you for your work.
In fact, he freely admits that being born into a star family has helped him tremendously in boosting his career. “It (being a megastar’s grandson) helped me a lot in the first film myself because people think you have the same aura and skills as your grandfather. But after that, an actor can only rely on his acting skills. I love being called NTR’s grandson. I’ve never moved away from his shadow, maybe because I haven’t tried enough or because I like it that way,” NTR Junior told The Times Of India’s Shweta Thakur in 2010 while he was shooting in Jaipur and Pushkar for his film Shakti.
The happily married father of two and star of Telugu cinema will soon be the toast of the world if reports in Variety magazine (USA) are correct that he is a favorite for an Oscar.
NTR Jr. is a great inspiration for health and fitness as it has developed in a short amount of time through training. There is a long history of having liposuction done long ago while preparing for a film called Yamadonga.
After Jai Lava Kusa, NTR Jr. prepared for the next film by losing 18 kg in a span of 5 months.
He continued his fitness training under famed fitness trainer Lloyd Stevens while next preparing for the role of Kumaran Bheem (Komuram Bheemudo) in SS Rajamouli’s megahit RRR.
Shredding and six-packs weren’t easy:
It is said that he was happily jogging the marathon during the preparations for RRR when SS Rajamouli got him to do a lot of running in the Bulgarian wilderness for the famous lion sequence.
His diet was basically high protein since he didn’t need love handles and just a ripped look.
His daily fitness routine consists of three hours of cardio and strength training.
Personal trainer Lloyd Stevens wrote on Instagram: “PRIDE is the only word that comes to mind…not just as a trainer but for the entire @rrrmovie TEAM @jrntr @ssrajamouli I am beyond grateful to be a part of this project, THANK YOU”
In October 2020, he posted on Instagram that his work with the RRR star started two years ago. Their connection is long-standing.
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— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2021NTR Junior’s journey from fat to fit and from even being labeled ugly and obese to a fitness icon was narrated by the champion himself on a TV show.
Well, if that doesn’t inspire you, ask yourself what else can. Go find your gym clothes and running shoes while there’s still time to turn things around.
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in this article are for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a nutritionist before beginning any fitness program or changing your diet.