Kilter 2017

On health, nutrition and fitness

My journey in fitness and nutrition

Submitted by Arvind Bhateja (@abhateja) on Friday, 17 February 2017

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Technical level

Intermediate

Section

Crisp Talk

Status

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Abstract

From a 90 kg overweight healthcare professional to a cyclist who races actively (domestic and international) my journey in understanding fitness, nutrition and physiology in spite of being a busy medical practitioner is something I would like to share.

Outline

From virtually no exposure to physical activites as a child, my journey into fitness began at the rather late age of 32 years, primarily as a means to lose excess weight. My initial exploration began with a gym membership, running indoors and weights. In 2009 I discovered the world of long distance outdoor running and made a new year resolution to run a half marathon. Training began in early 2009 but disaster soon struck in the form a a knee injury and forced me to explore outher options.
Rediscovered my childhood love for cycling and stumbled upon a whole host of new bike brands that had made their appearance in Bangalore and hooped onto a bicycle nearly 20 years after I finished school. The cycling bug had me in its clutches in no time. From short weekday rides, to century long weekend rides, conquering Nandi Hills and finally taking on the incredible Tour of Nilgiris in Dec 2009, it was cycling nirvana! However, my thirst for challenges became insatiable and led me to a half iron man in 2011 and competitive racing at an international level.
My journey has taken me deeper and deeper into an understanding of exercise physiology, training, technology and nutrition which I would like to share with all of you.

Requirements

Their undivided attention!

Speaker bio

A 47 year old practising neurosurgeon and spine surgeon with a 10 year history in cyling, running and triathlons and a part of India’s best amateur racing cycling team Spectrum Racing

Comments

  • 1
    Sandhya Ramesh (@sandhyaramesh) Reviewer a year ago

    Hi Arvind, can you please submit a slide deck for us to see the content of what you’ll be presenting? Thanks.

  • 1
    Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer a year ago

    Hello Arvind, can you explain the specific aspects of your fitness journey which you think will be of interest to the audience?

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