“Trying some light exercises with a mudgar."
Milind Soman kept up with his fitness by practising some light exercises with a mudgar.
The actor and fitness enthusiast had previously tested positive for Covid-19 and quarantined for 14 days to curb the spread of the virus.
During that time, Milind has been vocal about his recovery process and sharing his journey with his followers in order to clear up any confusion and answer any queries.
He has been revealing all. From talking about his body temperature to the ways he is spending his time in quarantine.
Milind previously revealed that he was “feeling low on energy”.
However, he has been actively continuing with his exercise. Milind has always been open about the benefits of exercising leading a healthy life.
Quarantine was no different as he was seen doing a unique workout.
On his Instagram, Milind was seen doing some arm exercises with a mudgar or mudgal, a type of mace from India.
It is generally made of wood but it can also be made of iron.
Milind’s workout video was filmed by his wife and fellow fitness enthusiast Ankita Konwar.
Alongside the video was the caption:
“Trying some light exercises with a mudgar.”
In the video, Milind Soman is seen holding the mudgar in his right hand before taking it behind his head and bringing it back in front of his chest.
He does several reps before moving onto the next set of arm exercises.
Milind then uses the mudgar to move it into a spherical motion in front of his body a few times.
His Instagram followers praised the unique exercise method. Others wondered how heavy the mudgar was.
Milind has since recovered from Covid-19, announcing that he received a negative test result on April 6, 2021.
What is Mudgar Training?
Also called Indian clubs, mudgar training help build the muscles and build handgrip strength while also improving shoulder strength.
The weighted clubs also help increase the range of motion in the joints.
Mudgar training is said to be extremely beneficial for athletes and those involved in combat sports, like wrestling.
Mudgar training does not just have physical benefits.
It can also improve coordination and concentration as the practitioner needs to focus on the moves as well as footwork and rhythm.
It also helps to build core strength, which helps cardiovascular fitness.
Like other physical activities, warm-ups are essential for mudgar training.
Slow, controlled movements under supervision is known to develop upper body strength, even during injury when the body is in the recovery stage.