Prakriti Pavani in Two-Piece Workout Gear Shares Squat Workout
Prakriti Pavani is breaking a sweat – in her two-piece workout gear. In a new social media post the Indian actress shows off her insane body in a pink workout outfit while squatting with her trainer at the gym. What is a squat, what muscles does it work, and should you try it at home? Celebwell has the answer – as well as other details about the other diet and fitness habits that help Prakriti stay in shape.
Barbell Back Squat
Kendra Gamble, HIT Fitness Training, Huntingdon Valley, PA, NPTI Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Consultant, explains that Prakriti is doing a Barbell back squat, "a compound exercise that works multiple muscles" including all of your leg muscles – quads, hamstrings, calves, abductors – and also your back muscles and traps "because you have to squeeze your shoulder blades together to keep the bar on your back and not on your spine." She also uses wedges under her feet, which "keep your heels elevated and allow you to squat deeper," she says, explaining that they are good for people with long femurs or/and poor ankle mobility.
Weight and Strength Training
Prakriti spends a lot of time exercising at the gym. "Gym is my happy place," she captioned a post in October 2023, which included several video clips of her workout. Weighted hip thrusts, battle ropes, sled pushes, and kettlebell exercises are all part of her weight and strength training routine.
Prakriti starts her workouts off with a walk on the treadmill and also walks outdoors. "Sunday stroll," she captioned a photo. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.
Prakriti loves to kayak when she is near the water. "Island girl," she captioned a photo of her self on the beach in Thailand about to get out on the water. Kayaking is a great workout. Not only is it great for building upper body strength and helps reduce stress, but can burn up to 400 calories per hour, translating to 1,600 calories in four hours of paddling.
Prakriti loves to have a "cuppa," which is a nice cup of tea. Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease.