Sushmita Sen is diving into her vacation in her swimsuit! The Indian actress shows off her great figure in a black bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts, a video taken from a boat on the Mediterranean sea. “Align, pause, breathe…let go!!!❤️💃🏻 A lesson in surrender, as I experience the cushioned embrace of the Mediterranean Sea!!” she captioned the clip. How does the star maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 5 ways Sushmita Sen stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
After Sushmita suffered a slipped disc in 2006 her fitness regimen changed. “Restricted from working out and doing a lot else, I ended up with tons of weight,” she told Times of India. “I could have complained about a bad back for the rest of my life or done something about it.” That is when she started her practice. “AS is a mix of yoga, dancing, ballet and one of the most disciplined martial arts, Kallaripayatu. It’s now a part of my everyday workout and on days, when I am not doing it, I do stretches. They give me a blood rush to stay charged throughout the day and keep my skin glowing. Because you are using your own body weight, each and every muscle is working out, leaving you toned,” she said, adding that she loves the “meditative feel” it gives her. “You need to have the ability to lift the entire weight of your body to perform it -this comes with practice. Beginners find it tough, and must start slow, but anyone can do it really, and once you are into it, it’s pure bliss.”
“My workout keeps changing through the week,” Sushmita added to Times of India. “It switches between internal training -walking, running, skipping, and strengthening. I don’t like the idea of working out for hours, but keeping my body active from head to toe works. I am not enthusiastic about weight-training, like I was earlier.” According to her trainer, Nupur Shikhare, when she does weight training she works out four times a week for two hours a session. “She is currently working on bodyweight training and flexibility. Mobility is another key area that you’ll find her focusing on—core strengthening, head-to-toe mobility and shoulder rotations are a prominent feature of her regimen,” he told Vogue.
Shikhare told Vogue that his star client likes to try new workouts. “What really characterizes Sushmita Sen is her drive and enthusiasm for trying out new things. She is extremely clued into the latest workouts and I constantly have her coming up with new innovations that she’d like to incorporate into her regimen. She spends hours researching new techniques in minute detail, and often breaks them down and tries them out on her own to figure out how they work for her,” shared Shikhare. Sen believes that working out at the gym will keep you healthy but trying new things can challenge you even further,” he said.
Sushmita starts the day with a bowl of fruit right after waking up and a glass of warm water. “Breakfast is two toasts with six egg whites made like a French toast. Two hours later, I eat a pear,” she told Times of India. Two hours later, she eats lunch, “half a bowl of black dal, one bowl of gobi sabji, a piece of fish cooked in foil with ginger and coriander, one bowl of rice and two rotis. Evening snack is limited to four biscuits. Two hours later, I have a glass of vegetable juice,” she continued.Dinner is half a bowl of dal, beans and one measured bowl of onion-cucumber raita or plain dahi with masala. Sometimes, I have two rotis and three egg whites.” She also prioritizes hydration. “I ensure I have at least 14 glasses of water through the day,” she added. “Luckily, I don’t have a sweet tooth. I usually don’t include sugar in my meals.”
Sushmita is always pushing herself, which can be evidenced by her yoga practice. “What a feeling it is to find balance & stability after all the failed attempts,” she shared in this Instagram post.
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