My name is Vishwanthar Ramaiah, and I am the Chief Executive Officer of a modest but fulfilling fitness center, the Iron Cult, in Bangalore, India. In addition to the personal fitness trainer certification that I was awarded from the International Sports Sciences Association, I also have a Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition. I have been infatuated with the fitness lifestyle ever since I was a small child, having been greatly inspired by my maternal Uncle Narayana, an avid weight lifter and farmer, who resided in my native land Maddur, a friendly city roughly 80 kilometers from Bangalore. My brother Chaitra and I looked forward to watching him and his Brother, the late Doctor Ramakrishna, perform vigorous dumbbell routines during our annual summer visits! My enthusiasm for weight training remained steady until I graduated from high school in 1992.. Unfortunately, as is the case for so many people, the post-graduation period was a very volatile time in my life both physically and emotionally. In short, as a result of ingesting contaminated food, I came down with some severe intestinal infections, which in turn prompted irritable bowel syndrome—a condition that depleted my energy and sent me reeling into the throes of a consuming three-year depression. At long last I resolved to get back into weight training, and having done so, I next found myself ensnared in the trap of the mighty EGO—and to fulfill this demonic ego, I needed MUSCLES! LARGE MUSCLES! (However, I am proud to say that I always upheld a high work ethic and never considered steroids an option for my ego-fulfillment.) But since that time, I have learned much. No longer do I idolize large muscles. Rather, I am a staunch advocate for a highly integrated, functional body, and such a body requires strong muscles and low body fat.