'New generation showing interest in body building'
By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 30: The General Secretary of the Assam Body Builders & Fitness Association Bhabajyoti Goswami highlighted the present scerio of the body building in the State. Here is the excerpt.
How is the scerio of body building in the State now?
It’s very encouraging. New generation is coming up in big way to involve with this game. We are getting good response in rural areas also.
Nice, but we also get complain that it is now a expensive game. Many even are facing problems to continue.
I don’t know who are spreading these messages. After certain age period every game becomes expensive now a days in our country. But in the early stage of career not so much investment is required and it is same in the body building too.
Will you explain a little?
Look, as a young body builder your priority is to develop certain mussels in the body so that at the time of demonstration you look gorgeous. Now a days, many supplement is available in the market and most of the body builders are heavily depended on those supplements. It’s costly and for senior body builders it may be required too. However same thing is not mandatory for the beginners. You can grow your mussels by taking tural foods like eggs, meat etc. So automatically your cost will be reduced.
Do you feel spreading of gym culture in the State helping the game a lot?
Sorry I don’t feel so. Many body builders end their career before they bloomed properly because of wrong selection of gym. There are two types of gym-one where you can improve your level of fitness and the other one where special attention is given to improve your strength. Body builders need to work in the second gym and that too under well experience trainer. But unfortutely there are many gym in the State which are lacking of experience trainers. It’s really worried factor for us. My suggestion to all the beginners of the game is that go with our earlier power and weightlifting training and still if they want to go to gym they should collect first the information on training procedure of the gym.
Is there any specific age to join this game?
Not like that. The only thing you have to see is the atomy of the body. If it is good you are welcome in this game.
You recently alleged that the body building is not getting proper attention from the corporate sector which put you in very difficult situation even to organize prestigious Mr Saraighat Body Building championship. If it is the fact how the game will survive in the state?
Yes, we need good patronization of corporate sectors to take forward the game. We have started the Mr Saraighat Body Building championship more than two decades ago and we were able to organize the game continuously because of good patronization of corporate sectors. The meet also attracted our new generation and they came forward in big numbers to join the game. So from this point of view it is very important to get proper attention from the corporate sectors which we unfortutely didn’t get this time. However I can assure you that the game will survive in our state as we have talent in this game and also have some good well wishers who are always ready to contribute for the betterment of the game.