Malaika Arora Khan has one of the fittest bodies in Bollywood. The model-turned-reality-show-judge is very particular about her diet and fitness routine. Other than working out in the gym for at least three times a week, Malaika starts her day with a detoxying drink of warm water with lime and honey every morning, without fail. When it comes to exercise, she likes to mix it up but makes it a point to keep 30 mins aside for her yoga session.
The beauty loves to give us glimpses of her workout sessions on her Instagram page, from time to time. Recently, there’s been a series of interesting ones. From core strengthening to toning her arms, this beauty is on a roll. We zeroed in on pilates from her sessions. Here are three reasons you should try it out today.
Pilates is amazing for your abs and back
Pilates is a good way to develop a strong core and the core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. According to a Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise study, women after completing just 36 weeks of Pilates training, strengthened their rectus abdominis by an average of 21 percent, while eliminating muscle imbalances. Also, a stronger core equals a stronger back.
Pilates is good for flexibility and building lean muscles
Conventional workout regimes tend to build bulky muscles and cause muscular imbalance – a major cause of injury. Pilates in the meanwhile elongates, strengthens and improves muscle elasticity and joint mobility. It makes your body resistant to injuries.
Pilates is good for body conditioning
Pilates has the ability to condition your whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group in your body is over trained or under trained as it evenly balanced and conditioned. Probably, that’s why most celebs and sportsmen are making Pilates an important part of their training regimen.