Rashmika Mandanna is not only committed to achieving her fitness goals, but is also extremely proud of her efforts and the results. In short, she is totally slaying and owning her fitness journey. No, it’s not us saying it – the Mission Majnu The actor herself took to Instagram to share her fitness journey over the years.
“Once upon a time I looked at strong women and thought to myself – I wish I was like her … and today I look at these videos of myself and go, ‘Damn … I’m the woman I always wanted to be!’ It’s crazy how you can be/do/achieve anything you want if you just focus and work for it!” Mandana wrote on Instagram.
In the accompanying video, she can be seen doing close-grip push-ups on two medicine balls.
As expected, her post was flooded with comments. Fellow actor Kriti Sanon wrote, “Love it,” while host and writer Ramya Subramanian responded with fire emojis.
Mandana26, has been working on her fitness levels for a while now.
Without revealing much, the actor’s trainer Karan Sawhney also took to his Instagram stories to post the video, “We’ll get back to it, Rush”.
However, according to Rachit Dua, co-founder, Fitpathshala, one should opt for a stable platform when doing close-grip pushups. “If someone needs to do push-ups to train triceps or biceps, they should do it on a stable platform and reduce risk factor. Unstable surfaces make it a pointless exercise,” said Dua indianexpress.com.
But why should one do strength training?
For the uninitiated, strength or resistance training is often associated with lifting weights that help improve endurance and strength, but it can also include bodyweight exercises or exercises, isometrics and plyometrics.
According to a study published in British Journal of Sports MedicinePeople who did 30 to 60 minutes of resistance, or strength or weight training, had a 10 to 20 percent lower risk of early death from all causes.
The researchers in the study also said that people who regularly did weight training also had a lower risk of developing heart disease (46 percent) or cancer (28 percent). The study also noted that people who did up to 60 minutes of muscle-strengthening activity per week had a reduced risk of developing diabetes.
Dr Aashish Contractor, director: rehabilitation and sports medicine, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital had previously told indianexpress.com that as one ages, muscle mass is lost, so strength training “becomes of crucial importance to also carry out daily activities, and must therefore be part of everyone’s training programme”.
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