Gymnast Nastia Liukin Shares Swimsuit Video of Her "Swim Fit"
Nastia Liukin is modeling in her swimsuit! The Olympic gymnast shows off her incredibly fit figure in a bathing suit and cover-up in one of her latest social media posts."Swim fit," she captioned the Instagram Reel. "Top to bottom," commented Jenna Sims. "Perfect 10," added another one of her followers. Aside from gymnastics, how does the professional athlete stay fit? Here are some of her favorite workouts.
Nastia works out every day. "I always feel better when I get in a workout," she says, "even if it's 30 minutes or 20 minutes of something, every single day," she told Today. "I think the most important thing to know is, you'll never regret a workout when it's over. And it's just hard to tell yourself that before you've done it. But just try to remember how you feel after your workout, and know that when you feel good, you look good, and you have more confidence, and so I think that that's really important." One of her go-to workouts? "The most effective for me is running, though it's not my favorite," she told Today about her go-to workout. "But if I need to get in shape quickly, I need to run."
She Planks and Does Russian Twists
She doesn't lift weights often. "If I do weights, it's probably very light weights, five to ten pounds, no more than that." She does have three go-to exercise moves: A plank, side plank, and Russian twist. She planks for a total of one minute, then follows it up with 20 on each side of side planks and Russian twists, she revealed to Today.
She Also Boxes
Nastia mixes up her routine. "I love boxing with my trainer. Harvard Health maintains that boxing a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness.
She Takes Barre Classes and Hot Yoga
"I love barre classes and hot yoga. I love Pilates. That really elongates you, but it's also important to do some kind of cardio and now that the weather's nice I love running along the West Side. It's a beautiful view. I take spinning classes, too," she told The Cut.
She Eats Clean
Nastia doesn't diet but focuses on eating clean. "A lot of protein, a lot of vegetables, a lot of greens. I don't really eat too many carbs, and if I do, it's brown rice or quinoa," she told Today about what she puts in her body.
Nastia also loves playing golf. A comprehensive review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that golf's health benefits are extensive, including mind, body, and even lifespan. Benefits include improved longevity, decreased risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, good mental health, and improved strength and balance.