Rakesh has solo cycled, run marathons, but found his passion in becoming stronger! It started with calisthenics to become fit but soon morphed into Strongman style strength training – which involves pushing yourself to lift irregular objects, pull more, and push more. Over the last 4 years, Rakesh has reached significant numbers for a 50+ strongman and includes the max (or 1 rep max) lifts of:
- Deadlift: 210kg, 2 year target of 250kg
- Squat: 200kg, 2 year target of 225kg
- Bench 155kg, 2 year target of 175kg
- Rope pull: 3000kg, 2 year target of 5000kg
Rakesh says strength is built on incredible amounts of discipline and pain. Your muscles break and repair on repeat. Workouts don’t build strength – it is the food and sleep after.