Camila Cabello in Bathing Suit is "Ready for Summer"
Camila Cabello, who's first name is actually Karla, was born in Cuba and originally part of the group Fifth Harmony before breaking off and becoming a solo artist. She has worked hard to reach near-icon status, and she plays hard, too. "Ready pa el veranooo," she captioned a new swimsuit photo. (Rough translation: "Ready for the summer.") How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Camila Cabello stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Camila Knows The Importance of Warming Up
Whether she's weightlifting or doing cardio, she always takes the time to warm up before intense workouts to avoid injury. Proper warm-ups can not only help loosen stiff muscles, but it can help with performance, increased blood flow, and more. And: "Cooling down after your workout allows for a gradual recovery of preexercise heart rate and blood pressure. Cooling down may be most important for competitive endurance athletes, such as marathoners, because it helps regulate blood flow. Cooling down doesn't appear to help reduce muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise, but more research is needed," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Tailors Her Diet To Her Workout
Camila knows the importance of nutrition to accompany working out. You can feel sluggish and foggy if you're not getting enough nutrients to replenish your body after an intense cardio sweat sesh. "If you are in good shape and want to fuel a daily, light-intensity workout, eat about 3 to 5 grams of carbohydrates for every kilogram of body weight. For someone who weighs 150 pounds (68 kilograms) that's between 200 and 340 grams a day," says the Mayo Clinic.
Body Positivity Is Big With Her
She's really into body positivity and feeling good about herself. "I was just running in the park minding my own business trying to be fit, trying to keep it healthy. And I am wearing a top that shows my belly," she said. "And I wasn't tucking it in, because I was running and existing like a normal person that doesn't tuck it in all the time. And I was like," Darn. "But then I reminded myself being at war with your body is so last season," Camila continued. "I am grateful for this body that lets me do what I need to do. We are real women with curves and cellulite and stretch marks and fat. And we gotta own that, baby."
She Puts Emphasis On Form
Paying attention to good form when doing strength training or cardio can make workouts more effective and help to avoid injury. Camila is an active performer, getting plenty of exercise on stage, so it's important to pay attention to doing the workouts correctly.
She Does Weight Training
Camila does full body strength training workouts where she tones her muscles to stay in shape. She does bench pressing, dumbbell curves, cable exercises, and more to keep her body lean and fit. "If you're going to venture into something and you want to see good outcomes, an investment in any type of coach to get you started with the fundamentals is well worth your time. Work with someone who has a strong level of expertise and the ability to evaluate your needs as an individual. That's a tremendous recommendation for getting started," says personal training coordinator Scott Crabiel to the Cleveland Clinic.