Watch Shilpa Shetty doing open and closed squats, and get ready to get fit

Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty shared a video on Instagram on the benefits of open and closed squats.
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Try this squat variation and accelerate your fitness journey. Image courtesy: Shilpa Shetty/Instagram
Aayushi Gupta Published: 10 Jun 2021, 05:31 pm IST
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Shilpa Shetty is a diva when it comes to fitness enthusiasts in Bollywood. From movies, to dance, to fitness, this mommy of two has wowed us in many avatars. 

Covid related lockdowns and social distancing norms have not been easy on those looking to stay fit. This is where Shilpa’s new Instagram post can give us the motivation to get back to our routine and have some fun while exercising.

Here’s what Shilpa posted on her Instagram:

She wrote, “Why count on Sundays for fun workouts? Let’s make Monday a funday. Love trying out something new that challenges me. This lockdown hasn’t been easy on a lot of us. So, this is one way to break the monotony; and open your mind, muscles, & joints.” So she said, Today we do the ‘OPEN & CLOSE SQUAT CHALLENGE’.

Check out her Instagram post:

Shilpa also explains the benefits of doing open and close squats, as follows:
1. Improves cardiorespiratory endurance

Cardiorespiratory endurance is the level at which your heart, lungs and muscles work together when you’re exercising. Open and close squats increase cardiorespiratory endurance which can have a positive effect on your overall health. This exercise enhances stamina and lets you exercise for longer durations. 

2. Enhances lower body muscular strength

Squats are a great exercise to tone and develop lower body muscles, especially your quadriceps and glutes. The open and close squat variation is part of the strength training exercises that can help strengthen and tone the muscles in your lower body. 

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Hold that squat to get a toned boot-ay! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Tones shoulders

The way Shilpa performed the open and close squats, it caused an incremental impact on the shoulders as well. Moreover, this movement can help to reduce the pain and increase the range of motion and function of your shoulders. 


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4. Boosts speed, agility and brain function

Shilpa, in her post suggested that this exercise improves your bodily speed and agility due to its dynamic movement. Moreover, this exercise helps in increasing mind and body coordination.

5. Elevates arm & leg coordination

Last but not the least, open and close squat work to improve arm and leg coordination. The improved coordination between your arms and legs help in building muscles and increase the daily energy levels. In addition, your overall flexibility also improves by doing these squats. 

So ladies, check out Shilpa’s post and try this variation of squat to get fit and toned lower body. 

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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