Ep 89: Karishma Sharma – Balancing A Corporate Career, Physique Competitions & Marathons

Ep 89: Karishma Sharma – Balancing A Corporate Career, Physique Competitions & Marathons

Welcome back to another episode of RNT Fitness Radio, and today I’m joined by Karishma Sharma from Delhi, a high ranking fitness athlete and marathon runner who also works as an executive in the corporate world. 

Karishma’s got an interesting story to share, and what really strikes me is her ability to balance a demanding career in the corporate world, with pushing her body to the limits in two drastically different disciplines – physique building and marathon running. 

She only started her proper training in her early 30s, and has gone on to win multiple titles in the physique competitive arena all over Asia at the highest level. 

Karishma’s a truly athlete and is the real professional when it comes to living the lifestyle, and being an example to those around her.

Hope you enjoy this one!



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1.30 – Back injuries

3.11 – Some of Karishma’s best lifts

4.43 – How long she’s been training for

6.01 – What got her into training?

10.21 – Taking control

12.30 – Who is Karishma Sharma?

15.38 – Transitioning from running to bodybuilding

18.40 – Competing in the Arnold classic

19.44 – Mindset during shows

23.16 – How does she balance her corporate job and competing

29.31 – Social pressures

34.26 – Motivational speakers

36.39 – Karishma’s core values

37.48 – Struggled she’s faced

39.52 – Tips to build muscle for women

47.06 – Karishma’s next challenge?

50.35 – Rapid fire questions





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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.