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Ciara in Swimsuit is "Hot Like Fire"

Here’s how the Sports Illustrated covergirl maintains her fit physique. 

Ciara is sizzling in the latest issue of the Sports Illustrated. The singer, who is one of the covergirl's of the 2022 edition, shared one of the images from the shoot with her millions of followers. "Hot like fire," commented one of her fans. Another deemed her a "fantasy woman," remarking that her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, was a "lucky man." How does the 36-year-old maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 5 of Ciara's top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work.


Find a Diet That Works

Ciara encourages finding an eating plan that works for you. The singer joined forces with WW, recently revealing to InStyle that she is a fan of the program because it enables her to eat the "good food" that she likes. "And when you're able to have those meals, it just brings you joy and it's game-changing," she said. "I think the discovery that you can enjoy all the good food that's out there is always kind of eye-opening and enlightening for people because typically you think you have to do these extreme plans, where you're basically only eating grass or you're not eating much besides celery and carrots, you know?"



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Ciara keeps herself hydrated. "I literally drink a gallon and a half a day," she told People. "It's amazing how you can work out hard all day, but if you don't eat right you won't see the results you want to see and if you don't drink that water you won't get the results as fast as you want to get them."


Train Hard

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Ciara works out like it's her job. In the past, she has hired Gunnar Peterson and Decker Davis to whip her into shape, sometimes working out multiple times a day. When training with Peterson she would start the day with a weight lifting session followed by afternoon high-intensity treadmill workouts that alternated with sprints and light jogs, and 30 to 45 minutes on the Peloton at night. "I would wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back home, pump, eat a small meal, breastfeed, eat lunch, and then go train again," she told InStyle about how she whipped herself into shape after having a baby.  


Find a Workout Buddy

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Ciara is a big fan of the workout buddy system. Luckily, her husband is a great partner in more ways than one. Ciara completes 90-minute workouts with Davis and her hubby. According to People their workouts involve cross training, Tabata, plyometrics, strength training, and cardio.


Put Your Health First

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Ciara is committed to her health. "What I learned by having that daily commitment—and it doesn't mean that I go in the gym every day, because you need to let your body recover—but when I started to become more consistent, I realized how much better I felt, and how much easier my workouts became because it wasn't so aggressive," she told People. "That's game-changing on the body and the mind. I feel like I can conquer the world on the days I work out, and it's very rewarding."

Leah Groth
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