Shilpa Shetty's Fitness Routine Is Perfect For Beginners: 5 Moves She Swears By

From seated chest press to Surya Namaskar, Shilpa Shetty's workout is all about strength and flexibility.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Dec 07, 2022 18:57 IST
Shilpa Shetty's Fitness Routine Is Perfect For Beginners: 5 Moves She Swears By

Shilpa Shetty loves to share snippets from her fitness sessions, which include a variety of flexibility and strength workouts, on social media. The 47-year-old revealed the exercises she performs to stay in shape despite her hectic schedule, and the best part is that the routine is great for beginners. So, here are the moves that earned Shilpa Shetty the title of "fitness game changer".

Seated Chest Press

Seated chest press is one of the go-to exercises for Shilpa Shetty as it helps her develop strong upper body muscles, primarily the chest, shoulder and triceps. As the name suggests, in the chest press, the primary muscles that work in this movement are the chest muscles. The best thing about seated chest press is that they can be done by anyone, regardless of whether their goal is fat loss or muscle gain. Shetty also shared a pro tip for executing this move , saying, "It's important to keep the shoulders depressed, elbows aligned with the chest, pointing slightly downwards."

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Basic Crunches

Crunches are one of the best isolation exercises for developing a strong core and lower back muscles. Shetty swears by this movement as it helps her in maintaining both flexibility and mobility. Crunches, like situps, help build muscle, but Shetty believes that the main goal of this exercise should be to contract the abs, so ignore fully sitting up and just focus on the belly button. She also shared some useful tips, such as exhaling forcefully to make the abs contract harder. Inhale as you descend, but do not relax at the bottom. Second, you must twist from the waist and exhale forcefully each time. Finally, you must keep your mind connected to the working muscle and visualise it working; this makes a significant difference in both the feel and the results.

Dumbbell Overhead Press

A dumbbell overhead press is a compound exercise that targets the upper body muscles, including the shoulder, triceps and traps. Overhead presses have many variations but Shetty prefers to do it with dumbbells over barbells. Performing overhead presses helps with improving upper body strength and strong deltoid muscles. If an individual's goal is to build an Instagram-worthy physique then overhead press should be a part of their workout. 


When it comes to developing strong upper body muscles, nothing can beat the effectiveness of push-ups. Push-ups are an excellent exercise for toning and strengthening your chest, triceps, shoulders, abs, and obliques. While the standard push-up is well-known, Shetty prefers knee push-ups. The main advantage of doing knee push-ups is that they help you build strong upper chest muscles.

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Surya Namaskar

Performing Surya Namaskar is one of the best ways to develop full body strength as well as power. Shetty is a sole believer in Surya Namaskar as it helps her reduce stress and anxiety. Surya Namaskar has many variations but Shetty prefers dynamic movement. Surya Namaskar even improves flexibility which is a must because as we age our muscles get stiff and less elastic. Performing Surya Namaskar can assist in slowing down this process.

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