Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra is sweating it out again, and is inspiring us to hit the gym and stay fit. That’s the crux of her new Instagram post, which comes days before we enter the New Year. Many wonder how the 47-year-old manages to maintain the hour-glass figure. You don’t have to look further or wonder more as she just shared snippets from her core training, which involves working on the abdominal, pelvic, hip, and lower back muscles. The Dhadkan actress also shared some tips in case you decide to get motivated and do core training just like Shilpa!
Every muscle in the body is important, and core muscles have been suggested to protect the spine from excessive force. They also play a key role in body stabilization and force generation while engaging in sporting activities.
In the sports world, core training is a common exercise in rehabilitation, but now it has become the buzzword among fitness enthusiasts as well. It’s no wonder why it’s popular as research has shown that core training can facilitate recovery from injury and also relieve chronic lower back pain.
Shilpa Shetty is also one of many who believes in the power of core training.
Core training for better stability
Inspiring her 27.3 millions followers on Instagram, she wrote that as we are nearing the end of the year, it’s important to remind yourself to “stay disciplined and determined.” Her new video included snippets from her core training. She shared that her core training involves working on the hip, pelvic, abdominal and lower back muscles. She trains them in a way that “they work in harmony for better stability.”
Flow of Shilpa Shetty’s core training
The actress shared that she begins the exercise with a V stance side-to-side knee tucks, which she does in three sets, and repeats 12 to 18 times each side.
Then she does feet-hooked Russian twists, again in three sets, and repeats 12 to 18 each side.
She follows it up with prone position opposite arm and leg raise, in three sets and 12 to 18 repetitions each side.
Check out the video here!
Finally, she does a relaxing stretch.
She noted that the first two exercises directly target the abdominal muscles, which are rectus abdominis and obliques. As for the third one, it targets the back and glutes.
Pro-tips to remember
Just watching a video and working out might look simple, but if you do need some tips. Shilpa shared that you should always keep the chin tucked in while doing core training, you should exhale on the way up through the mouth and contract the working muscles even harder consciously. Then you should inhale via the nose on your way down, and perform slow and controlled execution of the exercises.
She warned that any training program should start with a sufficient and efficient warm up. It should include certain mobility drills for best results.
With these helpful tips, you can start working on your core muscles. Like she said, “I did it already, don’t forget to do yours.”