Akshay Kumar never ceases to surprise! He's essayed many roles through his career, from being an action star to a Masterchef judge to taking up people's issues such as in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman.
If there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that Akshay Kumar will go to any length and take up any challenge to evergreen himself and stay relevant.
Of course, all actors these days work out a fair bit to get that killer bod, and of late, we've seen that six-packs have become a bit of a commodity. Ranveer has them, Tiger has them, Varun Dhawan has them and Sushant Singh Rajput does too. But have any of them done what Akshay Kumar has just posted on social media?
Taking to Instagram, the Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi has posted a video of himself getting some training in and also beating the heat at the same time. But there's a twist. Akshay Kumar is swimming with weights in his hands!
Yup! In a display we've not quite seen before, Akshay can be seen executing a free-style stroke with two pink dumb-bells in his hands!
All things considered, it's a bit of a wonder that he's managed to move at all because with closed palms there's only so much force and buoyancy one can generate. Still, he does quite well.
Hers' the video:
Akshay Kumar warns that one needs to be good at swimming to attempt this but the benefits are immense. He says it's a great leg workout and that it helps in overall core building.
His fans are impressed. Here's what they've said:
drashishgarg Swimming with dumbbell.... saw first time..
jobansidhu14 The real fitness expert... The real khiladi!
kapoor2731 M inspired... Will go from tomorrow for swimming
muhammadzeeshan32 Be fit always
sunilverma1942 @akshaykumar sir you'r my best actor and motivator love u 😘😘
shivadey108_9 Sir, you're an inspiration! We'll definitely try your tips to keep ourself fit and active. As we wish to became like you🤩🤩😍
Of course, the idea isn't completely new. In iconic anime Dragonball Z, Piccolo and Goku also train and fight with weighted clothing. Here's that video:
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