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Jessie Graff in Two-Piece Workout Gear Does Amazing Handstand

"What do you all think about adults working out in playgrounds?"

Jessie Graff is doing a handstand – in her workout clothes. In a new social media post the American Ninja Warrior athlete shows off her amazing body and impressive strength in a two-piece exercise ensemble while doing a handstand at the playground. "Celebrate your inner child 😋🙃😉What do you all think about adults working out in playgrounds? #ninjas #playgroundlegends #handstandeverywhere," she captioned the post. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Balanced Meals Every 3 to 5 Hours

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"I eat a balanced meal every three to five hours," Jessie tells Women's Health. "My mind works best when I focus on the positive actions I need to take. Thinking "how can I make myself healthier with this meal" inspires me to choose heathily – green leafy vegetables with bright colored side veggies, fish, lean proteins, healthy fats and nutrient dense whole grains. If I fill up on the nutritious food first then I'm less likely to crave dessert. The one rule I am really firm about is to avoid artificial sweeteners and appetite suppressants. They sever the connection to natural hunger and fullness signals, which are my best guide to healthy eating habits."


She Lives by 3 Food Guidelines

Jessie tries to live by three basic guidelines. She eats a balanced meal or snack every 3-5 hours, aims for 1 serving of fruit/grain/carbs, 1-2 servings protein, tons of dark greens and vegetables, and avoids desserts, fried foods, and refined sugars, "unless I'm really really craving them!" she says. 


Mixing Up Her Training

"My training is different each week," Jessie tells Women's Health. "Having a varied workout keeps me prepared for all kinds obstacle courses. I'm constantly at the mercy of who is available and wants to train with me so my schedule changes like the wind. At the moment I love rock climbing, boxing and air sprints. That said, I have my basic conditioning that I do every week no matter what," she says. 


Martial Arts

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She also fights. "Taekwondo and Kung Fu were sort of my foundation, but lately, I've been really into capoeira and Wushu," Graff told Self. She recently started boxing again. "I'm really excited about delving into that again!" 


Strength Training

After training, Graff heads to the gym for strength training for an hour and a half. "My muscles have to be strong enough to perform the skills I need for work, and to support my joints throughout the high-impact landings and direction changes," she explains. "An injury puts me out of work, and prevents me from doing many of the things I love to do—so I make time for this every day."

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