Bring the gym to your house with Katrina Kaif's workout
Self-isolating? Here's the perfect workout routine for you!
As major governments order their people to stay home for two weeks in an attempt to slow the explosive spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, people are improvising their daily routines.
While the government asks you to venture out only for important stuff, going to the gym is completely out of the question - we know, it's important, but it's also a hub for viruses.
One of the ingenious people working to make the most of 'social-distancing' is actor Katrina Kaif. The toned beauty headed to her rooftop with her personal trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala, to demonstrate her workout routine for people who are looking for ideas.
Katrina's routine includes six exercises in the following rep counts and here’s how you can do all of them correctly, as explained by GQ India:
Squat & Side Leg Lifts - 3 sets x 20 reps
This one is the perfect combination of squatting and side leg lifts. Start with your regular squatting position and then, while coming back up, raise your right leg to the side with your both arms stretched on either side and parallel to the floor.
Reverse Lunge with Front Kicks - 3 sets x 15 reps
Place your feet apart and push your right leg back, like taking a step back. Lower your body till your right knee is at a 90-degree angle to the right leg. Lift your leg and kick it forward to complete the set.
Sit-ups - 3 sets x 15 reps
Lay down on a mat and bend your legs to secure your position firmly on the ground. Of course, Katrina has a partner to high-five as she trudges through her work out, but if you're alone, you can keep your hands behind your head. Then, bring your upper body up to your knees.
Push-ups - 3 sets x 15 reps
Get on the floor on all fours, positioning your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Keep your body in a straight line from head to toe without sagging or arching your back. Inhale as you bend your elbows and lower yourself until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Then, exhale as you contract your chest muscles and push back up through your hands to the start position.
Plank to ‘T’ - 3 sets x 15 reps
This is a variation of a regular plank. Lay down facing the floor and support your body with the help of your palms on the floor. Start by raising your right hand and body toward the right side - till your body’s suspended in the literal shape of a slanting ‘t’. Keep switching hands to complete this routine.
Mountain Climbers - 4 slow and 15 tempo x 3 sets
The name is quite self-explanatory - you'll literally look like you're climbing a mountain. Start by bending (and bringing) your right knee to your chest - while keeping the left leg straight. Keep switching legs to complete the routine. It is great for your legs, arms and core.
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