Off duty, fitness a mantra for this sub-inspector

Off duty, fitness a mantra for this sub-inspector

Packing a punch

Despite his busy routine, Arjun C R, a 35-year-old police sub-inspector, finds time to work out and maintains a six-pack. 

Arjun is quite the craze in police circles. He even has a fan club of sorts that is inspiring many to squeeze in some fitness time amid tight schedules. 

DCP (South) K Annamalai and other senior officials have lauded the determination of this PSI posted at the Banashankari police station.

“I had never visited a gym in my life until the last six to seven months,” says Arjun. 

In 2014, Arjun suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in the knee, which required surgery. The PSI, then a kabaddi player, was injured during a match. “I was on rest for 4-5 months, unable to bend my knees. I gained a lot of weight,” Arjun recalls.

At 90 kg, Arjun wanted to lose weight and be fit. He hit the gym and followed a proper diet, apart from the 12-hour policing duty. “I was active during nights while studying engineering,” remembered Arjun, an engineer who graduated from the Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramanagaram. 

Arjun leaves home around 7.30 am and reports for duty an hour later. Until 10.30 pm, he is busy at work. After returning home, he works out from 11 pm to 1 am. Arjun sticks to a protein-rich diet -- boiled chicken and fish. His carbs intake is low. Totally avoiding junk food, he’s been working out every single day for the last seven months.