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Weekend fitness tips from Deepika Padukone’s trainer

There's no fancy equipment involved here. You can do it at the comfort of your home. No room for excuses now!

Written by Deekshita Baruah | New Delhi |
Updated: July 28, 2016 1:28:50 pm
From L to R: Yasmin Karachiwala during an intense workout, having fun with Deepika Padukone, and Sophie Choudry. (Source: Yasmin Karachiwala/Intsagram From L to R: Yasmin Karachiwala during an intense workout, having fun with Deepika Padukone, and Sophie Choudry. (Source: Yasmin Karachiwala/Intsagram

She’s the woman behind the fit and fabulous bodies of some of Bollywood’s top divas at the moment. Yes, we are talking about Yasmin Karachiwala and her intense workout regimen that can push your limits sky-high! The celebrity fitness trainer’s clientele boasts of Bollywood A-listers such as Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Kriti Sanon, Sophie Choudry, among others.

We have seen the celebs going all mushy and professing their love for her openly on social media and why not! After all, she keeps them looking fabulous. But it’s not just the celebs who can benefit from her teachings. Yasmin shares a lot of videos on her Instagram and believe us, they can do you worlds of wonder.

This video, for instance, which she recently shared with her followers to make them weekend ready. There’s no fancy equipment involved here. You can do it at the comfort of your home and the best part is that it won’t take up much of your time too. No room for excuses now!

We break down Karachiwala’s weekend fitness regime so that you understand the impact of each exercise on your body.

40 Jumping Jacks: It might look silly, but it’s your first step towards a healthier heart. Jumping jacks improve strength and endurance, they improve your metabolic rate, help you lose weight and maintain it too.

20 Box Jumps: Box jump is considered as a calorie-blasting and fat-melting exercise. Also, they make your bones stronger and keep you balanced and coordinated as you grow older. Bonus: Amazing calf muscles.

 

40 High Knees: Good for the lower body, high knees stretch the hip extensors and improve strength of the hip flexors. Mighty helpful in the longer run, we say.

20 Triceps Dips: It tones your triceps, but at the same time works your forearms, shoulders, chest and lower back. You can do it even while watching TV, using the sofa as your support. What more can you ask for!

40 Secs Wall Sit: Wall sit is known to increase your stamina, increase concentration and act as a stress buster. It also helps strengthen your thighs and tone your abs.

20 Low Squat Jumps: If you want a strong lower back, then you should definitely include this in your exercise routine. It also helps in building healthy knees and works great for your hips and ankles.

40 Sprinters: Sprinting comes with cardiovascualar benefits and also helps in lowering blood pressure.

20 Mountain Climbers: This one is a full body workout and is excellent for your health.

(Note: Beginner: 3 sets, Intermediate: 5 sets, Advanced: 8 Sets. Rest up to 60 seconds between sets)

Wondering how will you ever survive this? Don’t worry, just believe in yourself and push yourself to your maximum limit. Take inspiration from Karachiwala here.

Can you hear Alia in the background talking about how Yasmin doesn’t give up? You shouldn’t too. If you want a fitter body then you need to work towards it. But with caution.

When in doubt, always consult a professional fitness trainer.

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