Steadfast Nutrition, the title sponsor of the National Physique Community’s North India Bodybuilding and Physique Championship, made its presence felt in more ways than one at North India’s most prestigious bodybuilding event.
The championship, which showcased the talent of over 200 bodybuilders, sure produced some stunning moments from Steadfast athletes who swept the Women’s Bikini competition, all securing a podium position. While all three athletes put on a remarkable display, the show stealer was, without a doubt, Surbhi Jaiswar, who won the gold. Bikini is among the most popular categories in women’s bodybuilding and Surbhi represents a growing brand of women who are taking to this segment of the sport.
Surbhi credited Steadfast Nutrition’s supplements for her top form. The athlete used an array of Steadfast supplements while prepping for the big-ticket championship. These included Incredible Isolate, Power Glutamine and Active BCAA for muscle recovery, PlayStead for instant energy, HerbFizz for maintaining gut health, along with 5-HTP, Steadfast Multivitamin, Vitamin D3, Fish Oil, Melatonin, Curcumin, and Milk Thistle for improving overall health and wellness. She attributed her perfect bikini body to Steadfast’s recently-launched metabolism booster, LeanFast.
“One special supplement which I really liked and which helped me immensely in burning fat is LeanFast,” said Surbhi.
“5-HTP supplement helped me in reducing stress. Stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol, which causes water retention and the body does not look hard and full on stage. Steadfast’s Melatonin supplement helped me immensely in achieving eight hours of sleep in a day.” she added.
Surbhi’s journey to the top is one of blood, sweat and tears. Apart from the Steadfast supplements, she followed a rigorous exercise, and diet regimen during her 12-week long preparation for the NPC Championship.
Her win also drives home the message that sporting a bikini is not just about glamour but also involves a lot of hard work behind the scenes.
Bikini bodybuilding sponsors aren’t easy to find and Surbhi was all praises for Steadfast Nutrition and its founder Mr Aman Puri for backing her.
“Ever since I joined the Steadfast team, I am experiencing a sound growth- be it social or financial. Steadfast takes care of everything. Mr Aman Puri treats every athlete as a family member,” she said.
Steadfast did not let the financial burden of the sport be a deterrent in Surbhi’s preparation. “There was no scarcity of supplements. Steadfast afforded my expenses for the competition including travel, registration fees, and the athlete’s prize money,” a grateful Surbhi said.
Surbhi was awarded prize money of ₹25,000 by the NPC and an additional ₹10,000 by Steadfast.
Surbhi’s next target is to win a ‘pro card’ at the 2021 IHFF Amateur Olympia which will win her an entry into the international pro leagues.
“I was preparing since April 2020 without taking a single break. Now it’s been more than 19 months and I haven’t had a single home-made meal. In this preparation, cardio has a good weightage. Now I have to give 200% as there’s not much time left,” she says.
Congratulations, Surbhi. Steadfast will always stand by you.