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Fire up your upper body with these killer moves by Namrata Purohit

Published on:16 August 2021, 17:29pm IST
Want a body as killer as the stars? Fret not, celebrity fitness instructor Namrata Purohit has suggested a follow-long workout that will tone your upper body like no other.
Geetika Sachdev
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Whether it’s the pandemic or not, working out is a must, ladies! And if you are someone who has become lazy during this time, it’s time to shake things up with none other than celebrity fitness instructor Namrata Purohit. In her recent IGTV video on Instagram, she has suggested certain exercises that focus on the upper body. 

Here’s what her caption reads, “Start slow, follow along, get used to the exercises and the form and then slowly start to increase repetitions (upto 20) and then sets. Let me know how it goes 🔥.”

Check it out now: 

 

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So, are you ready to follow the routine? According to Namrata, this set of exercises will work out your abs, arms and back! Let’s go! 

#1
  • Start by imagining you are on a chair.
  • Sit back, push your hips back, bend your knees.
  • Put your arms up, so that your arms are next to your ears. 
  • Start with a few arm circles. 
  • Keep your core engaged.
  • Change sides. 
  • Reverse 
#2
  • Walk out into a plank, to go down and up.
  • Do less reps, but focus on it.
  • Stay down, hold the plank
  • Walk back up.
  • Release. 
#3
  • Sit back into the chair, get arms up.
  • Squeeze shoulders back and forward. 
  • Keep your core engaged.
#4
  • Walk back into the plank position.
  • Stay there.
  • Squeeze shoulder back, dropping your chest down.
  • You can also do it with your knees down. 
exercises for upper body
Including plank in your daily workout routine is the best upper body workout. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
#5
  • Go back into the chair, keep your arms on the side.
  • Squeeze shoulder back and forth.  
#6
  • Walk into the plank.
  • Do the knee to elbows move.
  • Release. 
#7
  • Keep your knees under your hips, and your hands under your shoulders.
  • Flex your feet. 
  • Lift up using your abdominal muscles.
  • Hold. 
#8
  • Sit back, feet in front, arms behind.
  • Press into the arms, lift your hips up.
  • Exhale up  and inhale down.
  • Squeeze your glutes.
  • Stay there.
#9
  • Keep your feet on the ground, hip distance apart.
  • Exhale down and roll back halfway.
  • Keep your core engaged. 
  • Don’t go all the way down.
#10
  • Stay down half way. 
  • Do the twist, chop, up and centre.
  • Keep your core engaged 

Stretch it out a bit after you’re done!

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.