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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s workout and diet regimen.

Blog By: Kavitha Iyer.

Dipa Karmarkar needs no introduction, thanks to her achievements in the field of gymnastics. She has garnered a lot of eye balls in the recent times as she is the 1st Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics. The 23-year-old from Agartala attempted the infamously risky and dangerous ‘Prodonova vault’ to qualify for the finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Known as the death vault, Dipa excelled it with a score of 7.0 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution, getting a step closer to the Olympic medal. Here is a sneak peek into Gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s workout and diet regimen.

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Dipa Karmakar’s Workout

Looking at this young gymnast perform her stunts, gymnastics might seem simple and interesting. But it is not! Unlike shown on TV, taking flips, landing on a vault, climbing and rolling, gymnastics requires extensive strength and flexibility.  To train like a gymnast you need to have an excellent body strength, muscular endurance and agility. With abdominal crunches, pull ups, push ups, headstand, v-sit, rolling and split. One has to also excel in front and back scale which involves balancing the body on a leg with the torso parallel to the floor. It also includes working out on parallel bars and rings. Here are some of the pictures of Dipa Karmakar’s workout.

Dipa Karmakar’s Diet

It goes without saying that proteins are an integral part of every sports person diet and so does in Dipa Karmakar’s diet. In an interview to various media channels, Dipa said that her major source of protein is chicken. She also revealed that her favourite food is fish and whenever she visits her hometown she eats fish without fail. If you are planning to up your protein intake, here is diet chart and tips for non-vegetarians. Also, it is important to stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes in the body as strenuous workout cause loss of fluids and electrolytes from the body. You can even follow our fitness 365 plan with daily fitness tip on healthy recipes, exercises at home, gym and yoga to get fit and healthy.

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