Train Lift Repeat - Barjinder Singh and Eva Gadeik
Name one sport you wish you were good at?
Barjinder: One sport would be Power lifting. If I wanted I would have been a professional power lifter, with the way I train.
Eva: Probably tennis.
What would be your advice to someone who is just getting started with their fitness journey?
Barjinder: Find the right person and listen to the right person.
Eva: Just have fun with it.
If you could do just one type of workout for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Barjinder: My compound lifts.
Eva: I am still exploring and trying to find out what works the best for me.
How has keeping fit helped you personally?
Barjinder: I am really glad about the fitness regime that I have been following, over the years. It keeps you really happy and makes you feel good about yourself and your body. It pays off when you age in a very impressive manner, without any ailments or hassles.
Eva: It has helped me with my flexibility. That’s what I have been working on, trying to be as flexible as possible. My body finally started to do something, rather than just lying down and laze around.
A myth about fitness that people should stop believing?
Barjinder: Biggest myth is when people say that they gained weight after leaving gym workouts. The problem is not the gym, the problem is your diet that you can’t control.
Eva: I don’t think I am not the best person to answer that but I do believe that it depends from person to person.
What is more important to you, flexibility or strength?
Barjinder: Flexibility and strength go hand in hand. You cannot ignore flexibility. If you are not flexible, you cannot perform your strength feats. If you are stiff, you cannot lift. I start my workout with flexing for good 15 minutes. Stretching is must!
Eva: Flexibility for sure.
Fitness is a way of life. What is your take on the statement?
Barjinder: Fitness is definitely a way of life for me. The mechanism of human beings is such that we have been exercising in some or the other way since forever. In the primitive times, people moved their bodies and kept fit. Gym is a new platform where you can work out. Coming from a family of athletes, it was instilled in my mind that I should be fit and strong since I was a child.
Eva: It depends from person to person. For some, fitness may be the way of life but not for me. It is nice when people do all those tough workouts, but I wouldn’t do it. It is too much for me.