17 Sep 2021


Ep. 199 - Hall of Fame | Shyam Kotecha & Minil Patel - Training Lessons Since 2010

Welcome to episode 199 of RNT Fitness Radio where I am joined by two close friends, Shyam Kotecha and Minil Patel, to discuss some of the lessons and experiences we’ve accumulated since we started training together in 2010. Shyam was the first person I ever helped in this game, and Minil wasn’t too far after him in time. Both have since been privy to my biggest experiments and training ideas, that has led them to totally transform physically, mentally, as well as going on to win powerlifting competitions, setting records and becoming the embodiment of the mantra: the physical is the vehicle!

“In starting out; stick with it, be consistent and it will come.” 

- Minil Patel


00:00 – Intro  

00:10 – Reflections on past self as compared to now 

02:10 – Hindrances to feeling your best and taking care of yourself 

06:20 – Self-perception based on outside factors 

08:50 – Relating sports to fitness 

11:25 – Philosophy in training  

16:45 – Program hopping 

17:50 – Training; Interest vs Boredom 

22:00 – Accelerating progress in training 

29:15 – Right body awareness 

34:33 – Noticing the changes 

44:35 – Life without training 

46:10 – Mistakes done on training 

51:15 – Training evolution 10 years from now

50:35 – Easy ways to retire  

01:03:00 –Wrap up

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