Masaba Gupta has over the years built a niche for herself — not just in terms of her fashion and entrepreneurial pursuits — but her fitness commitment too. In her latest post, she can be seen working out with Pilates.
“She’s back. Pilates Friday with @kore.with.karina sooooo good. If you can’t hold your core it’s all over honey (in life and on the mat),” she said in a post in which she can be seen working on her core with TRX, body balance exercises, and more with trainer Karina Ramchandani.
Core is defined by the lumbo-pelvic-hip-complex structures, not just the ‘6-pack’ abdominal muscles, informed Varun Rattan, co-founder, The Body Science Academy, Noida. “When we think about core training, we usually associate it with crunches; however, stability should be prioritised over strength. Before diving into the core strengthening, it is imperative to understand what constitutes the core,” said Rattan.
The core muscles are categorised into the local and global stabilisation systems, and movement system. To build core stability, it is essential to have integrated neuromuscular control of all three systems, said Rattan. “This ensures coordinated activation of each system at the right time and with the appropriate amount of force,” he described.
According to Rattan, focusing solely on building show muscles like the arms and chest while neglecting the core may lead to injuries due to insufficient force transfer throughout the body. “To ensure efficient force production, stability must be prioritised before building strength,” he told indianexpress.com.
How to develop core strength?
Integrating a properly designed core training programme can help in gaining neuromuscular control, stability, endurance, and strength of the core. “Basic athletic actions such as swinging, throwing, jumping, and running require a stable core to generate high amounts of power from the core to the extremities,” elaborated Rattan.
Improving the way you land and strengthening your core muscles will increase stability in your lower body during activities like plyometrics and resistance training. “A well-rounded core training programme should be thorough, gradual, and cover all aspects of muscle function, including force production, reduction, and dynamic stabilisation,” said Rattan.
Turns out, this is not the first time that Gupta has been seen doing core training.
The post was also re-posted by Ramchandani.
Previously, she could be seen working out with a medicine ball.
#Corework, she captioned the post, and also said: “Caught that one like prasad ka ladoo – finished today”.
Are you game to train the core?