Get on the Stick!

Mar 02, 2013, 07:02 ET from India Today Group

NEW DELHI, India, March 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Meet the men who are resurrecting the glory days of Indian hockey with their radical views on fitness and nutrition

Hockey has been an often-ignored aspect of our sports arsenal, but the way our hockey team has been performing of late, it has been hard not to sit up and take a good long look at the men behind its success. In its March issue, Men's Health, the world's largest selling men's magazine, has done just that.

It features Sardar Singh, the 26-year-old midfield wizard and the captain of the national hockey team, who has also been touted as one of the top players in the world. It also features Rupinder Pal Singh, arguably the best drag flicker in the country at the moment. Along with the rest of the players, this formidable duo has managed to steer the team back to its long-lost winning ways.

Winning is tough. You need to have guts of steel and a mind full of dreams. Fortunately, our men with the J-shaped sticks have both in abundance. Pick up the latest issue of Men's Health and you will know why. The magazine has managed to capture Sardar and Rupinder in a way which can be best described as candid and soul-stirring.

Whether it's the scintillating images that show off the athlete's chiselled and fit bodies or the thoughtfully carried-out interviews which gives the readers a glimpse into their extraordinary lifestyles-hockey has never been served so hot.

Flip through pages of useful advice on health, nutrition, fitness and mind power from the athletes themselves, gleaned over years of battling adversary on the field. Learn from their winning ways and how you too can overcome all odds to make it big in life. Here's a useful tip: for instance, if there's one activity that Sardar loves more than playing hockey, it's sleeping. "Sometimes, resting is better than training," he says. "I sleep for at least nine hours a day. It's amazing how well your body pays you back, next time you train-especially when it comes to muscle growth."

Similarly, drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh talks about he keeps his six-pack in pristine condition by doing free-hand exercises. "Apart from eating good food that helps me to put on lean muscle, I do a lot of free-hand exercises for my middle and lower body," he says.

And once you are through, perhaps, you won't be able to pass like Sardar or bag a penalty like Rupinder, but rest assured, you'll be better equipped to handle whatever life throws at you, including a hockey ball, of course!

For this and much more, go grab a copy of the March issue of the magazine.

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