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Gabby Douglas in Workout Gear is "Pushing the Boundaries"

Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits.

Gabby Douglas is ready to make her comeback! In a new social media post the celebrated gymnastic trains for the Paris Olympics. "wow guys, what a journey so far. it's had its ups and downs, but i'm not done pushing the boundaries. i'm determined to make every moment count! SO happy to get back out on the competition floor and enjoy this sport that i fell in love with as a little girl. here's to never giving up on our dreams. let's do this," she captioned a post of herself back in the gym. Aside from gymnastics, how does the athlete approach health and wellness? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 



Gabby maintains that you don't have to "do anything extravagant" to get into shape. "You can take a walk around your property or even walk [around] your house, take your dog on a walk, and just get those steps in…I didn't find huge benefits in overworking your body," she told HollywoodLife TVTalk. 


Ab Work

Gabby does a lot of abs. "Honestly, if you want to get that perfect shape, if you want to get abs, I recommend crunches. Crunches and hollow rocks and lift your legs when you go down and touch [your toes]. You'll have abs within 24 hours," she told HollywoodLife. "The thing is, you don't want to overdo it because you could be really sore, right? So you just kind of want to take it into moderation and maybe 2 sets of 20, however many you can handle. You can do it every day or you can do it every other day."


Protein Packed Diet


Working out "every single day" isn't enough, claims Gabby. Your diet is also important, specifically eating "a lot of protein," she says. "I have been a health nut and I recently switched my diet around the last few years because I wasn't getting the proper nutrition and even protein into my diet and just so many supplements that I was lacking."


Arm Exercises

Gabby also lifts weights. "Honestly and here's my secret — I don't workout my arms as much as I workout my legs or as much as my body," she admitted to HollywoodLife. "I love a long, toned arm and not too masculine, but that's just my body. You love what you love and so I just do stretches with my arms to try to elongate everything." 


Daily Exercise

Gabby doesn't take days off at the gym. "I try to workout every single day, maybe one day off. Or I try to do every other day because we all need rest," she added. 


Switching Up Workouts

"I'm used to doing the same thing every single day, whereas now I get to switch it up. Like, today we'll do HIIT. Today we'll do trampoline. Today we'll do a dance workout. Today we'll just dive in and it's been fun even to be creative with myself, coming up with workouts that I find enjoyable because I believe you should be having fun when you workout," she added to HollywoodLife. "I love hard work and I love to sweat but at the same time though, you should love what you do."

Leah Groth
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