Umesh Chhikara

Sports Scientist

About

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A sports scientist with expertise in anatomy, movement, speed, strength, relaxation, balance, biomechanics, mind, & nutrition. My study into brain science has revealed many scientific advancements that helped me connect our ancient preaching’s/spirituality with neuroscience.

My latest work with 40 senior cricketers have yielded great deal of evidence in cricket fitness. I am proud to confirm the reference stays at 100%. Every player got benefitted in different departments, and fast bowlers confessed to bring lot of rhythm and momentum in their bowling. Some confessed to have increased their pace in just 20 days. It didn’t stop here and the evidence came in their day’s games where seem to have bettered their last year’s performance significantly.

20 days Holistic Training – Peak performance

Understanding & defining fitness or human health via 3M’s: Musculoskeletal, Metabolism, & Mind. 

How do we make them all work together is been my subject of research. Of course, to connect all 3, one has to master each subject independently but then who says knowledge comes easy 🙂

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Mind: Sometimes its hard to cope with rejections, politics, or destiny. Our reactions to these situations tell us a lot of about our mind. I was no exception. But just like how I went about studying different dimensions of fitness looking for answers, I also dived deeper into ‘mind’ looking for neuroplasticity (changing the brain) while simultaneously diving into spirituality. To unravel this or to better understand the connect, I have to study brain science, physiology, sub-conscious mind, philosophy, and spirituality. However, it’s not easy to live with the thought process of a ‘monk’ in real world while staring at dirty favouritism or politics, corruption, or useless social media achievements, and rejections. And neither its easy to be serving selflessly in today’s world when one can’t detach from the real world. None the less….am progressing and trying my best.

Another subject area of interest for me is ‘ageing’! I am fascinated by it. And understanding the whole concept of ‘ageing’ & ‘brain’ helps me to understand human limitations from different perspectives and not just from physicality angle. While my study continues, understanding mind/brain science & our health limitations, connected the last dots for me in my holistic journey, to nurture a human soul. 

Training methodology: Holistic

Achievement: 100 % track record of producing injury free outfits through the season over the years – 4 seasons in a row

References: Anybody and everybody who has ever trained with me

Success stories:

  • Fast bowlers increased their pace in back to back cricket seasons. 2 bowlers touched 145km/hr in no time working under me.
  • My bowlers became highest wicket takers in India in their respective age groups.
  • Teams stayed injury free under me
  • Worked across different sports including Baseball, USA
  • Took 20 days Peak Performance Camp with cricketers producing exceptional results with all 40 boys

Education:

  • Masters in Sports Science (1st class with distinction)
  • Diet & Nutrition Coach
  • Human Movement Specialist
  • Strength & Conditioning trainer
  • Yoga anatomy, teacher, & therapist
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Studied Mind and its different dimensions together with spirituality
  • Studied brain science to tie our spiritual preaching’s with neuroscience

Experience: Cricket, Baseball, Hockey, Football, Runners, and others

Current Research: Hypertrophy & minimal fat %

Next research: Study and improve mitochondria health (fat oxidation) in a research setting but in a live environment with a team. When we lose weight whilst on an increased diet (in terms of calories), it is the training that I compliment. But scientifically speaking…I train to improve mitochondrial function – fat oxidation and improve fat threshold expenditure – perhaps close to zone 2 training as it is known in the cycling world.

My belief: Be it strength, flexibility, balance, biomechanics, mind, or nutrition; you need all to work together to produce your best result in sports. So keep striving and keep working on where you lack and what you need instead of following one blind path.

Excess strength is like that extra food that gets stored as fat in our body and solves no purpose. Build strength, speed, agility, flexibility, and more that you can put to use.

Contact:

Email: umeshchhikara@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/umeshchhikara/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umeshchhikara/

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