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2010 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 by takeupsculpting

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 98,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 100 posts. There were 83 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 17th with 595 views. The most popular post that day was Mr. India 2009.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mr india bodybuilding, varinder ghuman, mr india, varinder singh ghuman, and mr india 2009.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Mr. India 2009 April 2009


Varinder Ghuman at Arnold Classic Amateur 2010 March 2010


XXIV All India Railway Body Building Championship 2010 March 2010


MEET Mr. India J. Muniappan February 2009
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Mr. Tamil Nadu 2009 March 2009


Indians can be world champion bodybuilders

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2009 by takeupsculpting

You can be the next Indian champion to win international glory after Prem Chand Degra.

February 23, 2009 is a very special day for all Indians.
Watching music maestro A.R. Rahman win a couple of Oscars was unbelievable.… No, no, no, I don’t mean that the genius got a gift…It was just awesome to realise that an Indian was king of the world!!!
It’s not that an Indian will not be given an Oscar.
Rahman’s triumph, especially being a Tamilian, is still more a news to jump with joy because he has broken a myth that talent from the south will be put down.
 The change of trend, if at all had there been one, is fantastic news.
And…as regards bodybuilding, there definitely is a change in the trend with Dexter Jackson wining Mr. Olympia over Jay Cutler, Phil Heath and Dennis Wolf.  You don’t need not be a monster to win..…and the reigning champ, whoever be it, can be knocked out.

With the introduction of under-200 pound class at the Olympia (202), naturally-smaller persons like those from West Asia and India have an opportunity to be world champions.
I have to accept that there has not been much support from sponsors or some authorities concerned to ‘father’ our sons of soil. But, that should not put out the fire of our champions.
I would just like to say a few things to all my brothers who crave for bigger titles and international glory….
1. Stop blaming your coaches or instructors for their mistakes of not helping you, knowingly or unknowingly.
2. Realise that you have a lot more to learn about the science of training, nutrition and the tricks of the trade that are so professionally handled by freaky pro bodybuilders of the United States.
3. If any person offers you sensible, scientific information, grab it. Retain it in your memory and use it sensibly.
4. Read, read and read more about training, nutrition, special aids…or just whatever you need, to go places. Never feel that you have already learnt enough or that your coach alone will tell you what to do when it is time. Remember the old saying, ‘God helps only those who help themselves.’
5. Never entertain negative thoughts.
6. Do not dream of winning Mr. Olympia…..but wait a minute, there still may be one among millions of Indians, at least one, who may be a genetic marvel and is very much capable of winning it. Dream big and keep working for it and keep learning every day and every second.
7. Indians have the most pleasing physique frames and facial looks. Someday, your name can be mentioned along with legends such as Frank Zane, Samir Bannout, Mohammed Makkaway or Lee Labrada.
Sooner or later, good-hearted sponsors who are ready to take good care of you and nurture your dreams will appear in the bodybuilding scene.
Be confident that anything is possible…things are changing and there are so many changes that are extremely thrilling.
You can be the next Indian to get world glory.
Yes, Indians can be world champion bodybuilders and contenders for even the biggest title like Mr. Olympia.
Go for it. 
                                                   _ C. Lakshmi Kumar

Workout of a champion

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2009 by takeupsculpting
Blidly imitating your hero may be the biggest mistake in your body building career.

Blindly imitating your hero may be the biggest mistake in your body building career.

It is natural that you are tempted to follow the training routines of body building superstars you come across in the magazines. But, will it work or backfire? Nobody can say for sure.

Biologically, the body of a champion and a common man who has never set foot into a gym are not different.

But, the number of fibres present in each muscle group, the ratio of Red versus White Muscle Fibres, the rate at which these fibres recover after an intense workout, the efficiency with which the body utilises nutrients from food, the genetically-determined shape of the muscles and bone structure, all of these things differ from person to person!

Don’t be surprised if you hear that a current Mr. India contender Bench Presses a little more than a former world champion. Here is where you have to realise that the above mentioned factors determine how much or how little each person responds to similar workloads.

Taking a page out of a champion’s routine calls for tremendous knowledge, experience and wisdom. Until you graduate to that level, do not blindly imitate your hero. Train hard using basic guidelines under a well-informed instructor and keep learning. Observe your body and look for the feedback it gives.

You may even be the next physique superstar.

_ C. Lakshmi Kumar