Umesh Chhikara

Sports Scientist

About

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A sports scientist with expertise in anatomy, movement, speed, strength, relaxation, balance, biomechanics, nutrition, &  Mind. 

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 doesn’t stop here. They played their days inter district matches immediately after the camp and all bowlers performed much better than their last performance.

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, I have master each subject independently but then who says knowledge comes easy 🙂 

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 on to study different dimensions of fitness looking for answers, I also dived deeper into ‘mind’ looking for neuroplasticity (changing the brain). I have to study brain, physiology, sub-conscious mind, philosophy, and its connect to understand its link to the rest of us. 

One thing led to another and this led me to pursue & understand the concept of ageing and maximising human performance understanding – both from mental and physiological limitations aspects. Understanding mind 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.
  • 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

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 the blind path of load.

Excess strength is like that extra food that gets stored as fat in our body and solves no purpose. Build strength 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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