Read Rajit’s Transformation Journey
Introduce yourself and tell us about yourself.
I am Rajit, 28 years old, and I came to Singapore for a few weeks to do an exchange program in NUS and right now I am at TSquared Lab to get better and get healthier. I came in with a back pain that was pretty debilitating and one of my main goals was to improve my health and Henry here suggested that we could also transform you aesthetically, so I set that as another personal goal.
Before coming to Singapore, I used to actually train at a CrossFit gym and even before that I used to train personally by myself through the help of some friends who were also working out. And while working out I injured myself and that was the first instance of pain that I really felt, and I was able to recover as I was younger as well and the more, I worked out the chances for injury increased, because I wasn’t aware of the right way to work out and because of this I created a nerve issue on the lower part of my spine. If you guys know about the spine, it is between L4 and L5 and that spine injury has been really affecting me and my day-to-day lifestyle. And I decided that it was high time that I went to somebody who really knew about this and, as you may or may not know Henry also had a similar injury and I thought he was one of the best people to get in touch with and see how he is able to manage his pain and how he is able to continue working out, continue staying fit while also having a similar situation as mine.
“My core and glutes and hams weren’t strong enough, which further affected my lower back.”
Were you apprehensive when you were about to start?
A little bit, but the first day itself my pain was pretty evident to Henry, with the way I was working out, the level of pain I was in, and he took it upon himself to go ahead and train me into a healthier person, it’s been great since then. I am quite a bit nimbler now and I really appreciate the work that we went through, especially something that I can take home with me as the learning that I get from each work out, the correct form, the correct posture, and I think that’s something that’s very important that I didn’t have before coming to TSquared Lab.
What training did you get for the back pain?
So, to start off, what Henry suggested for the first few days was literally no weights, no nothing, just understanding how my body works. He was able to quickly gauge that I had an issue with lower spine and the issue was also because of factors such as my core wasn’t strong enough, my glutes and hams weren’t strong enough. So, the first thing he suggested was glute ham raises and immediately I was able to feel the recovery process right away. It’s something like, just by doing the glute ham raises itself, I was able to realise that “wow, this guy really knows what he is talking about”, because the level of relief that I was getting by doing this was tremendous. And that really solidified my confidence in continuing with TSquared.
“The first thing my Coach Henry suggested was, Glute Ham Raises and immediately I was able to feel the recovery process right away.”
Did you guys do anything afterwards to strengthen the muscles?
Yeah, definitely after the first couple of sessions in the first week I was able to get an understanding. He gave me a set of homework to do. He told me to follow a diet plan. He also came with me to the Hawker Centres to choose what food to buy. That’s the level of personal service that you will not really get, at least I have never got in my life. And that is something I really do appreciate. In addition to that of course, we started moving to heavier and heavier things to do.
How has your journey with TSquared Lab been?
Like I said earlier, I came to Singapore for a few weeks with a very bad spine pain and now after three weeks, I have lost 3 kgs weight, 4% body fat and most importantly the spine pain. My time at TSquared Lab has been educational and full of gratitude and commitment. I now know the importance of correct form, posture and workouts suitable to my body. I have learnt to take things slow when recovering from certain conditions and take things step by step to eradicate them from the root. The education given to me by Coach Henry is solid and I know what I need to do here after. I am grateful to TSquared Lab for partnering me with Coach Henry and even more thankful to Coach Henry who supported me throughout this time.