Shilpa Shetty's circuit training decoded: Try these five exercises for a full body workout
Shilpa Shetty Kundra continues to give serious fitness goals every week with her Monday motivation videos that she posts on her Instagram and Twitter pages. This week, the actress gave her followers and fans a complete three-and-a-half minute circuit training routine.
She captioned her video, "Circuit training... 3-and-a-half-minute killer set made concise. 3 sets of this and legs are jelly. Sore today, strong tomorrow. Didn't stop even when Bruno, our Alsatian, wanted to be a party pooper. He is adorbs!"
Here's a detailed break-up of Shilpa's workout that you can follow:
Step up and down: This workout helps in strengthening and conditioning the quadriceps and thigh muscles. The glutes, calves and hamstrings too get worked out. However, if you have knee pain, then go slow. For higher intensity step up faster and continuously for 30 seconds.
Skipping: This is perhaps the simplest and most effective cardio workout. Try it non-stop for a minute at least.
The ladder workout: This workout using the adjustable speed ladder helps in improving agility, balance and in increasing the speed of your workout. It is one of the most useful exercises to help you improve your concentration and coordination as well.
Medicine ball rotations: Ideal for your core muscles, this movement also helps in toning the sides of your trunk. If you are trying it for the first time, you could place your feet flat on the ground, or if you have a strong core, then raise your legs and move it like Shilpa!
Plank push-up: Although this exercise looks like a cakewalk, it really isn't! It tests your core and shoulder strength. However, keep at it, even if you are able to do it for even 10 seconds, it is quite effective in strengthening.
Kettlebell swings: Choose an ideal weight kettlebell that you are comfortable with. Kettlebell swings help in increasing muscular endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity. Try at least 15 swings per set.
Go ahead, try these at the gym but under the supervision of your trainer and feel fired up at the end of it!
Circuit training... 3-and-a-half-minute killer set made concise. 3 sets of this and legs are jelly. Sore today, Strong tomorrow