Alia Bhatt beats her personal best, lifts 70 kgs weight
Alia Bhatt and her journey from being fat to fit remains an inspiration for millions. In fact, her videos of sweating in the gym to be in perfect shape often win hearts. And that's what happened when recently a video of Alia lifting 70 kgs in a deadlift workout routine surfaced online. To note, this was the actress' personal best so far.
The video was shared by SOHFIT on Instagram, which also briefed about Alia's progress with weight lifting. Her trainer revealed that the actress wasn't comfortable lifting weights at the beginning. However, through her hard work and sheer determination, the Raazi actress slowly graduated to lifting more than her body weight. "I'm going to give this star the credit she deserves," the caption read.
Detailing her journey, Alia's trainer Sohrab Khushrushahi stated that they started with one single 20lb (9 kg) dumbbell for deadlifting. And recently she "managed to get in 5 reps at 50 kgs and she rocked it," he writes in the caption. And while he chose to push her limits, the diva took him with a surprise as "she cruised through 3 reps at 60kgs."
Alia pushed her limits further. She did two sets at 70kgs, even though Sohrab expected her to do just one. Praising her, he wrote, "Love the fact that she NEVER backs down from what's put in front of her. New personal best done and now we're going to try and smash it, soon. Stay the same @aliaabhatt - we've got a lot to do."
Quite expectedly, Alia's deadlifting video went viral in no time with fans heaping praises for the Gully Boy actress. "She is an inspiration for everyone," one of the Instagram users wrote in the comments. On the other hand, another user crowned her as "Strong Queen".
I’m going to give this star the credit she deserves. When she started off earlier this year - she hadn’t lifted weights too often in her life. It took a while to get her to start enjoying being strong - not skinny - strong! The first time she tried a deadlift, we used one single 20lb dumbbell and that wasn’t even 9 months back. A few weeks back she managed to get in 5 reps at 50 kgs and she rocked it. Today was lifting day and we felt we had the energy to push that weight a little higher. After a few warm up sets she cruised through 3 reps at 60kgs which was a personal best for her anyway (I missed a count and I got the stare). Next, we decided to push it even further and do just 1 rep at 70 kgs - knowing @aliaabhatt she decided to give me 2 for good measure. Love the fact that she just NEVER backs down from what’s put in front of her. New personal best done and now we’re going to try and smash it again, soon. What say? Stay the same @aliaabhatt - we’ve got a lot of work to do. #sohfit #bethebestyou #girlswholift #strongnotskinny
As of now, on the work front, Alia is looking forward to the release of her much-awaited collaboration with beau Ranbir Kapoor, Brahmastra. The movie is helmed by Ayan Mukerji and also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in key roles. Besides, she is working on daddy Mahesh Bhatt's directorial comeback Sadak 2 with Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Gulshan Grover.