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Disha Patani just did squats with 60-kilo weights on her shoulders and we are in awe!

Published on:25 September 2020, 10:12am IST
To celebrate 40 million followers on Instagram, Disha Patani did squats with 60-kilos weights on her shoulders. If this isn’t impressive, we don’t know what is!
Shreya Gupta
Learn how to nail weighted squats from the best. Image courtesy: Disha Patani/Instagram
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Ever since Disha Patani has entered Bollywood, she has been setting the fitness benchmark quite high. From flaunting her waistline to those properly-sculpted legs, you can see how dedicatedly she works. In fact, she has been giving hardcore fitness goals to her followers and that’s why we love!

By now, everybody knows Disha as the epitome of fitness but she has proven it all over again with her recent Instagram post celebrating 40 million followers. And her unique style of celebration has left the internet in awe. She can be seen lifting 60-kilo weights on her shoulders and doing 10 reps of squats. Amazing right? Check out the post here:

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Here’s why you should try doing squats with weights too
Squats are one of the most effective ways of gaining muscle in the lower body and when clubbed with weights, the results can be really impressive. Squatting with heavy weights can train your central nervous system to brace your core and protect your lower back. 

They also help in strengthening your core but are also great for building your hamstrings, glutes and calves muscles. If you squat with heavyweights, you can visibly notice more lean muscles on your legs and less cellulite and fat. Moreover, it also increases your metabolism and helps you manage your hormones better. 

Also, read: Masters in the art of deadlifting, these 5 Bollywood actresses are showing us how it’s done

Apart from that, weighted squats also improve your balance and bone health. And therefore you must try including this exercise in your workout routine. 

A word of caution for beginners
If you are a beginner and have never lifted weights before, you should start with very light weights and then make the progression. Increase your daily reps and then your weights. Remember that you don’t want to injure yourself, so do not force anything on your body. For more assistance, talk to your gym trainer, take proper guidance, and only then begin your journey with weights.

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.