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Dua Lipa in Leather Bikini Top Poses "4 the Thrill"

The singer has us levitating.

Dua Lipa has established herself, very quickly, as one of the biggest pop stars today. After the release of her second album, Future Nostalgia, Lipa has won Grammys, starred in campaigns for Versace and Adidas, and has even appeared in commercials for Truly. Lipa is also known for her incredible figure, which she is not afraid to show off on her Instagram page. Just today she posted a photo of herself in a leather bikini top, looking fierce. Read on to see 7 ways Dua Lia 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 Bikini Photos!


She Does 15-Minute Intervals Daily

In an interview with Vogue, Lipa revealed that she does 15-minute intervals, which include mountain climbers, jumping jacks, and burpees, daily. She says, "It's high-intensity interval training, but it's so quick, it's over before it's even started!" Lipa says that she experiments with exercises as well. "I'm still trying to see what my boundaries are and how far I can push myself and when I need to rest," she says.


She Loves Boxing

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Another of Lipa's favorite exercises is boxing, and she tries to fit it in when she has time. Lipa told, "I love boxing in my spare time. I like doing it for fitness [and] I like doing it just to kinda clear my mind. I really enjoy it. I like that it's definitely a full body workout. Since starting boxing I've probably been in the best shape ever. It's also a great stress reliever."


She Experiments With Workouts When She's On The Road

Even with touring, traveling, and a busy schedule, Lipa always tries to find time to exercise. Lipa says to Marie Claire that when she travels, she likes to change up her workouts and try new things. "When you're on a tour bus, every day and every place is different, so you never know what you're going to find. That's always one way to keep it interesting."


She Treats Herself



Lipa says that while she tries to eat healthy, she doesn't deprive herself of a treat once in a while. "I try and stay as healthy as possible whenever I can," Lipa told The Urban List."I'm never one to stop myself having treats, I do love naughty treats. But I try and limit it to days when I'm not as busy, because if I do eat a doughnut it usually puts me in a food coma!"


She Focuses Her Core


Lipa is known for her incredible abs, and she told The Urban List that she does a lot of core workouts to maintain them. "I think different variations of crunches like bicycle crunches are good. Leg raises are also great unless my back hurts. Planks are good although almost certainly my least favourite!"


She Dances During Her Live Performances

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Dua Lipa used to get made fun of on social media for her dancing."There were so many things, especially when you start out, like a video of me dancing and they're like, 'Ah well, she has no stage presence'—but they'd never been to one of my shows, they'd never seen me perform.They would take one small snippet and run with it and it would become a whole thing," she told Attitude. However, when performing songs from her album Future Nostalgia, fans noticed that Lipa's dancing had improved greatly, and that her choreography had gotten a lot more difficult. Lipa said those nasty comments made her want to work harder and improve her dancing.  "It was a tough time. But I'm also so grateful for the experience because I became so much stronger. I became so much more confident after that. Now I know what I'm good at; I know how to be good at what I do; [and] I know how much work it takes to be good at what I do."


She Made A Workout Video To Her Song "Physical"

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Dua Lipa's second single from her album Future Nostalgia is called "Physical." And she decided to make a workout video for that song, channelling Olivia Newton-John and inspired by '80s workout classes. According to a study, high-tempo songs like "Physical" can make working out a lot easier. "We found that listening to high-tempo music while exercising resulted in the highest heart rate and lowest perceived exertion compared with not listening to music," says Professor Luca P. Ardigò of the University of Verona. "This means that the exercise seemed like less effort, but it was more beneficial in terms of enhancing physical fitness."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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