Cassie Lee in Bathing Suit Says "Good Morning"
Professional wrestler Cassie Lee is getting fans hyped up for her eventual return to wrestling after taking time off to have a baby. Lee shared a throwback picture of herself looking sultry in a metallic bathing suit. "Good morning 🌞," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lee 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!
Working Out Is Self-Love
Cassie Lee says working out is the ultimate sign of self-love. "I workout because I love my body. And pizza. I love pizza!" she says. "Many people who have mental health concerns are not enthusiastic about starting a medication for the rest of their lives, and are interested in pursuing other options. Exercise might be one of those options," says Jacob Meyer, an exercise psychologist at Iowa State University.
Barbell Bench Press
Lee lifts weights to build strength, including barbell bench presses. Strength training is very beneficial for athletes, experts say. "There is no doubt that an appropriate weight-training program would improve efficiency in pretty much any athlete," says Gary R. Hunter, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Lee started taking dance classes as a fun, different way to exercise. "The best exercise program is one that is safe, balanced, promotes fitness and, importantly, one that people will do regularly because they enjoy it," says Polly de Mille, exercise physiologist at the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. "The social aspects of dance help to make it very attractive for an increasing number of people versus, say, an elliptical training machine. Scientific studies are now also telling us that many things make dancing an excellent fitness regimen with attractive benefits."
Lee works hard on her glutes, using exercises such as glute kickbacks. "Strong gluteals are important for proper pelvic alignment, propulsion during walking and running, and even standing on one leg," says Amy Koch, MPT, COMT. "Gluteals also help support the lower back during lifting, and help prevent knee injuries."
A Typical Workout
Here is a typical workout for Lee, as shared on her Instagram account:
"Give this workout a try! All you need is a chair/ step/ stool. I'm using this box the lovely folks at @theglutebuilder sent me but you can literally use anything that is stable! 🤍walking lunges 1×100
🤍jump squats 5×20
🤍box squats 4×25 (don't transfer your weight onto your box, just tap it with your toosh 🍑)
🤍step ups 2×50
🤍hip thrusts 5×20 (squeeze at the top for 3 seconds, lower to the floor for 2 seconds, then shoot back up in 1 second & continue that tempo)
🤍mountain climbers 5×20."