Fitness features foremost in Neeraj Mehta’s mind. He started martial arts training at the age of nine and became a national champion at the age of 12. Attaining a black belt at the age of 14 didn’t come as a surprise to anybody because by that time, he had already tasted success in most feats he attempted. As his life revolved around playing strength sports, games, martial arts and yoga, he started analysing his own movements in exercise. That lead him to developing Biomechanic Exercise (BMX), a rare exercise technique followed by bio-mechanics, in which movements are made according to your joints and connective tissues’ biological mechanism.
“I introduced BMXStrength 15 years ago in India and have trained over 6,000 trainers and more than 50,000 people. The results of BMX are four times faster than old systems of exercise and they enhance sports-specific skills and physical strength for day-to-day tasks,” says Mehta, who has since patented the therapy.
To undertake the research for BMX, it was crucial for him to study, in detail, the human anatomy and kinesiology so he started with martial arts workouts. That was followed by functional and body weight training. “I also become a university and state champion in power lifting,” says Mehta, adding, “I would always see people exercise and become stiff like robots or injure themselves because of wrong movements. It was at that point that I began to device my own movements specially designed to not strain the body or cause fatigue. Balancing the body proportionally is crucial along with keeping a steady rhythm in inhaling and exhaling.”
Exercise tools and equipment in BMX remain the same. Only the understanding of joint friendly movements and the correct techniques makes it powerful. Conventional equipment like barbell, plates, dumbbells and machines can be used. “More than an equipment-based exercise, this is a technique-based system of training where we can control the ability to target the correct muscles for working and relaxing. It is also important to note that in this technique, the main muscles we are exercising for are used the most and the supporting muscles are used less, as a result of which the body remains flexible without any strain, sprain or injury,” says Mehta.
Hargun Dhingra, a student, has been one of the biggest benefactors of BMXStrength. He started training 11 months ago when he weighed close to 134 kilos. With this specialized training, he lost 67 kilos and gained muscle strength and endurance. “There is one thing that I would specially like to mention here. Hargun wasn’t given any cardio exercises because he never liked cardio. This is to say that this technique can be adjusted and re-adjusted to your requirements,” says Mehta.
Ankit Grover, a businessman, came to Mehta a couple of years back. Facing regular health issues, he used to be hospitalised whenever he would have food from outside because of a bad digestive tract and lack of immunity. Coupled with bad body posture, his situation worsened. Within two years of practising BMX, he has attained perfect health. Similar is the story of Sahil Seth, a businessman and model who suffered from asthma. With the right biomechanics and breathing, he fought this medical challenge and is one of the fittest people around.
As each one of us are unique individuals with different body types in terms of size, shape and genetics, BMXStrength training is suited for everybody. It takes into consideration each person’s genetic code, emphasising on muscle balance and overall strengthening of the body. “These are customised exercises that will work multi-dimensionally and show results of perfection,” says Mehta.