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Watch: Malaika Arora doing cardio with planks will inspire you to get moving

Published on:24 March 2021, 16:13pm IST
Bollywood yogini Malaika Arora is one of the most popular fitness icons today, and for good reason. Her recent Instagram post will inspire you to do planks in various ways, and make it fun!
Geetika Sachdev
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Trust Malaika Arora to always be a head-turner with her unbelievable fitness levels! This time around, she gives us a sneak peek into how she does the plank. For most of us, doing a plank is oh-so-hard, but when you see Malaika’s post, you won’t be able to resist yourself from getting out that yoga mat! The Bollywood yogini can be seen doing some variations of planks with Jahnavi Patwardhan, and the best part is both of them are having so much fun! 

“Did somebody say planks aren’t fun? Here you go with my favourite Jahnavi Patwardhan,” Malaika Arora captioned the post on Instagram.

Check out the post here: 

 

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Earlier this week, Malaika had posted another video: “Twerking my way into the weekend …Wiggle, wiggle… Let’s see what you got. Share your videos.” And netizens just couldn’t stop speaking about her fitness levels!

If you’re inspired like us and can’t wait to try out different variations of the plank, then here’s what we got for you!

1. Posterior pelvic tilt plank

This might look like a regular plank, but it isn’t! Do this to feel the tension in your core to a whole new level.

Here’s how to do it:
– Start in a plank position with your forearms on the ground.
– Roll your hips back, and dig your elbows and toes into the ground, pulling them toward the middle of your body.
– Squeeze your abs hard, so that you can’t hold the position for more than 10-15 seconds.

2. Plank with reach

Don’t move too fast, because you won’t be able to get the best of this exercise then! 

Here’s how to do it:
– Start in a plank position, and slowly reach one arm forward until your elbow is straight.
– Bring your arm back down to the ground, and reach out with the other arm.

3. Bodysaw

Make sure your shoulders do not go forward past your elbows; that’s the trick to ace this exercise. 

Here’s how to do it: 

– Get into the plank position, and slowly press your arms forward into the ground.
– Pull your arms back down, until your elbows are directly under the shoulders to complete one rep.

So ladies, what are you waiting for? You have enough #fitspo; it’s time to get going!

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.