Deepika Padukone is not just ruling Bollywood with her acting prowess, but also has a body to die for. You would be surprised to know that Deepika is not particularly a gym rat, but actually prefers sports, dance, yoga and pilates to stay fit; as revealed by her personal trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala.
When it comes to toning, we all have that stubborn fat we can't get rid of, and the most common among them is arm fat! If you too struggle with that, you must be gawking at Deepika Padukone, or Anushka Sharma's arms that get us wondering how they build it.
Here are 6 workout moves that trim all your arm fat, leading to flawlessly toned arms. The best part? You can do them anytime, anywhere and without weights!
1. Shoulder Taps
Start in a full plank position, and keep your hips as steady as possible. Reach your RIGHT hand to tap your LEFT shoulder. Place the RIGHT hand back into its starting position, and then tap the LEFT hand to the RIGHT shoulder. Continue alternating for 10 repetitions on each side without wiggling the hips.
2. Walk Outs + Twists
Start by standing at the end of your mat with your feet hip-distance apart. Bend forward to reach your hands to the mat in a forward fold (your knees may bend slightly). Walk your hands out about a foot at a time all the way out into a full plank position. Hold in the plank for a second or two, then twist to a full side plank on your hands, rotate back to a regular plank, and walk your hands all the way back into the forward fold, roll up, and repeat twisting to the other side. Complete 5 on each side.
3. Dog Down Push Ups
Lift your hips high to come into a downward dog position. Using your abs and your shoulders, lift your hips back up to your downward dog pose, and repeat 10 times.
4. Shoulder Squeeze
Keep your abs tight, as you slightly lift your arms and legs, just a few inches off the mat. Squeeze the shoulder blades together, as you pull your elbows down towards your waistline. Really think about creating resistance through your arms, and repeat 15 times.
Laying on your stomach, extend your arms out in front of you and your legs back behind you. Engage your abs, and lengthen through the crown of your head as you lift your right arm and left leg up a few inches off the mat. Think of lengthening out through your fingers and toes, and then lower to repeat on the other side. Complete 10 repetitions on each side.
6. Tricep Push Ups
Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder width apart and directly under your shoulders. Keep your abs tight and lower down into a push up, making sure to keep your elbows in close by your waistline. Press through your palms to push up, making sure to keep your abs tight. Complete 10 push ups, depending on your strength.