Ketan A.

Ketan A.

Kenzai Iron | Day 15 (Member)
Kenzai Iron
Day 15
Program progress:

..first time for everything.

Chizzled! Part deux complete! 

Loved this sweaty, screamy round of Chisel and loved to see the other punters slog it out over these 6 weeks.

This amazing team of Chizzlers made it challenging and possible. Love you guys and gals!! You are amazing!!!

Changes from the last time I did Chisel - Stuck with the 3 cycles this time which were doable and actually a lot of fun. Not 100% but much much better on diet. Was getting really anxious about the workouts and was biting everybody's head off around me so moved the workout to mornings. The workout subs helped a lot and I utilized them regularly as and when I felt the need (no DHT yet). And I realized that DOMS can be a real inhibiting factor.

Now on to Iron from tomorrow, wonder how that's going to be.......


In other news... As I get a year on, the belt gets an inch off.


Everything hurts after yesterday's A cycle.


At the end of the 3rd cycle, I put in a 2-minute sprint on the treadmill cause I'd not had enough!

Soon after when I stood up after doubling down for breath I could feel the blood rushing out of my head and created a controlled sprawl from where I stood. Awesome!

Update from the halfway point of the program:

1. Diet 7/10 - Not that I'm eating too many non-kompliant foods but I'm just not hungry enough to eat the daily portions.

2. Cycles 11/12 - Missed 1 B cycle

3. Body Workouts 5/6 and Cardio Days 1/3 - Life happens.

4. This is the best Kenzai group I've ever had of all the programs I've done in the past.

Go Team Go!!

1000 Words

A picture's worth.....


The dreaded DOMS is back. On the upper shoulders this time. Now after the day 9 workout am quietly watching the boys play cricket. What enthusiasm, on this hot bright day!

No words

No words

Intro Blog - Still Topless!

Who are you?
I am Ketan, a relative Kenzai newbie who promised to remain topless after an excellent Chisel last year. Married, with kids aged 16 and 10. Oh, and my birthday is on Chisel Day 33.

Where in the world are you?
Mumbai, in the middle of an Indian Summer with a raging sun and sucking humidity. Perfect weather to workout indoors and swim outside.

Why did you sign up for Chisel?
I loved the intensity of Chisel the last time around along with the confidence it gave me to take off the T. It's crazy, it's sweaty, and I missed it. Want to give it my full 100% this time around.

What do you want to achieve by the end of the program?
I got into vaping Juuls by the last 3rd of KB3. Bad decision! Want to get back to optimal lung/heart oxygen usage. Also, I want to see what happens to my body when you do a program with 100% on Diet. Should be fun.

When was the last time you tried a new activity?
Started to learn French in January. F***ing conjugation!


"Chisel is a hard, unforgiving 6-week program which requires a high level of fitness and commitment. Would not recommend it to any casual coachee but surely to those who are driven and fit.

Until next time...." These golden words are from 4 months ago and now I am back to take a beating.

So what do I want to do right this time - DIET 100% and complete the daily 3 Cycles in the last 3 weeks. With the weather being perfect and all I want to nail my swimming.

Smile !!

4-minute mile aka Graduation Post 

KB3 was both challenging and impossible. It's me completing the 4-minute mile. A year ago I would look at the badges of Kenzaites and go googly-eyed.

My big take away from this program is being able to consistently follow diet and workout plans thru 15 months of KB programs. Another one is that diet IS 80% of everything.

I loved the variety and intensity of the weekly workout plans and the madness that was Day 90!

Celebrated on day 91 with a decadent chocolate cake and pizza on my son Ram's birthday. Was looking forward to his birthday cake from day 1 😆.

Thank you to all my Cheetah mates especially David, Chinmoy, David, and Caroline. Kate, as usual, has been phenomenal.

Hope to see you all on the blogs and in another program soon. Yeah and remain topless!

80 20 Eye Popper

The resident hunk at the gym orates to all and sundry he get's a chance to corner. He got me yesterday and something he said struck me.

80 percent of what we do is diet, the 20 percent of what we do is body exercise. The 20 per cent is to keep us motivated to make the mind think that what we are doing is working and not waver from diet.

Now that is a refreshing way of looking at the mind and body. Thanks Mr. Hunk.


Strained the lower back late last week doing of all things lifting a bucket of water to wash the car.

All jumping, ab exercises and most full body work outs are out. Sticking hard to the diet and making things work in the gym.

Toes crossed, things will get back to normal soon. Looking forward to crushing this last week.


Having procrastinated for long enough it's answers time!

Where have you always wanted to go?
South Polynesia & USA.

What's something you can do now that you couldn't do five years ago?
Think things through and act on them peacefully.

What food or drink is your Kryptonite?
Chocolate and nicotine.

What's a saying or motto that you live your life by?

What sacrifice is the most painful when you're training?
Salt and Sugar.

Have you ever experienced a breakthrough moment when you gained sudden clarity?
Visit to the ER over severe chest pain & before a 20-year class reunion.

What activity makes you lose track of time?
Designing and planning production of jewels which I am keen on making.

If you could change one part of your body, what would it be?
Inner thighs and belly.


These last two weeks of Kenzai have been an eye-opener on the potential of what I can achieve with my body.

Love the negative and 21's workouts, missed 2 workouts and 90/100 on the diet.

Have to stock up the pantry again soon. Any suggestions?

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