Lifter of the Week - Shiva - Rip Toned

Lifter of the Week - Shiva

This feature aims to highlight and acknowledge outstanding individuals who never stop pushing in pursuing their fitness goals. It is a tribute to all weightlifters, athletes and fitness enthusiasts who share the same struggles and obstacles, conquering fears and most of all celebrating victories. We are all in this together.

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Q & A with SHIVA


a. Where are you from?

McKinney Texas


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c. What motivates you to train?

My overall well-being and my family motivates me to train 6 days a week


d. What’s your greatest success in lifting?

I was once 254.5 lb heaviest back in 2012. I trusted the process and been working out for almost 8 years now.


e. What music do you listen to when training?

Indian/Hindi/Tamil songs mostly. Sometimes Spotify US top 20 of the week as well.


f. Who are your bodybuilding inspiration?

Anyone that went through tough times like me, they inspire me. All strength athletes inspire me as well. H: 


g. What are your dreams and/or what excites you?

The way I’m able to translate my weights training and strength into real life functionally excite me a lot. My goal is to be a good example for my kids and family.

h. Do you have any shout outs or people you’d like to thank?
huge thanks for @stallindinakaran (for the nonstop push everyday at gym) and @texasfamilyfitness (home gym) and to you guys @riptoned (your products enable athletes like us)


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