Steadfast Athlete and North East’s bikini bodybuilding sensation Neithongunuo Rio Achumi competed at the International Health, Sports, and Fitness Festival (IHFF) 2022 for the first time, after earning a bronze and gold medal at the NPC Bengal Championship and the NPC Nationals. Neitho has been a big inspiration for athletes from the North East. Though she was not able to win a pro card at the big-ticket event, her loss is a lesson in sportsmanship, for every aspiring athlete and anyone who faces a setback after failing to reach their goal.
Neithongunuo, on a medal winning spree since the last five months, represented Steadfast Nutrition for the first time at India's biggest bodybuilding championship- the Sheru Classic Pro Qualifiers. The tournament, among the most coveted by bodybuilders in India and across the world and held at the IHFF, is the perfect opportunity to earn a pro card. The pressure to perform is even more when you're representing a brand for the first time. The Steadfast Athlete had been in excellent form thanks to her back-to-back wins. It’s thus safe to say that the Steadfast Athlete was a top contender for the pro card.
However, Neitho lost, revealing that not being able to focus on her sport because of personal challenges was a major obstacle at the Sheru classic. Not one to be disappointed, the North East Miss Fitness gold medalist has taken things in her stride and immediately begun preparations for the Amateur Olympia to be held at the IHFF in October. She says that it is Steadfast Nutrition, which has held her in good stead during the difficult times. The factor that has been a constant in Neithongunuo’s preparation in all three championships has been Steadfast Nutrition supplements, which she has been taking since the last six months.
Moreover, instead of making major changes to her physique, Neithongunuo is focussing on what is equally crucial to win a championship- mental preparedness and posing ability.
She uses the intra workout supplement, Active BCAA to fuel her morning cardio workouts and ends her day with Steadfast Micasein for overnight recovery. Power Glutamine does wonders for maintaining her gut health.
”I was facing a lot of issues in my work life. It had become difficult for me to focus on the sport. I experienced first-hand what is was like to be a Steadfast Athlete. It was like a breath of fresh air amid the chaos. Everyone at Steadfast welcomed me with open arms. It felt as though I had always been a part of this vibrant family of world-class athletes,” Neithongunuo said.
“Supplements manufactured by Steadfast Nutrition are absolutely world-class. I feel grateful to have made the right choice. If I recall some of my recent performances, including the one at the NPC Nationals where I won gold, I think of the level of support Steadfast Supplements have given me. From helping to recover, to managing my weight and enhancing my workouts, the brand has stood with me like a tall wall.”
The upcoming Amateur Olympia is yet another fantastic chance for the Steadfast Athlete to earn a pro card and compete in international pro league championships.