The country's interest in weightlifting predates the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin where Burmese we

Bodybuilding in India is organized and the national federation is internationally recognised. Bodybuilders from the country have competed in international events.

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Bodybuilding in India is organized and the national federation is internationally recognised. Bodybuilders from the country have competed in international events.In India, bodybuilders appear on a number of billboards advertising supplements near the offices of the National Institute of Sports.[2]
The overall fitness industry in India has seen a boom over the past two decades. From personal training to sports nutrition, there has been a tremendous increase in general awareness about fitness related topics.The international apex body for strength sports, World Strongmen Federation (WSF), has officially recognised Indian participation into the WSF World Cup 2016.[3] The related launch of India’s first television strength reality show, 'Strongest Indian', was announced in April, 2015. The winner of the show will represent India at the next World Strongman Federation World Cup competition.[4] The format of the show is conceptualised by Kaizzad Capadia,[5] co-founder and director of K11 Fitness Academy,[6] and celebrity fitness expert. Kaizzad will personally train the winner for the international competition along with mentors who are ex-Strongman winners.The country has a national organization, the Indian Body Building and Fitness Federation(IBFF), that is recognized by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness as a national federation, representing the country's bodybuilding community.[7] The national federation is a member of the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation.The country's interest in weightlifting predates the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin where Burmese weightlifter named Zaw Weikcompeted at the Games, where for geopolitical reasons he was put on the Indian national team. He finished fifteenth.[1]

In 2013, Aung Swe Naing was the country's most successful bodybuilder. He had won the Mr. Myanmar event three times, and the national fitness competition Mr. Crusher five times.[1] Burma is scheduled to send a bodybuilding team to the 2014 Southeast Asian Games, the first time the country was to host the competition since 1969.[1] Most of the seven person team trains at the Yangon City Development Committee Sports Centre in Yangon. The exception is Aung Swe Naing who trains at Real Fitness.

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