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Jennifer Lopez in Bathing Suit Top Asks "Jacket or No Jacket!?"

Here’s how the 52-year-old looks decades younger. 

Only Jennifer Lopez can pull off a leather swimsuit top! The 52-year-old bombshell flaunted her impossibly flat abs and fit figure in part of the AMI Paris SS22 collection on Instagram Tuesday, which she paired with white silk pants and a sleek leather jacket, asking fans for outfit input. "Jacket or no jacket!?" she captioned the set of images. The real question is: How does the star look better in her 50s than she did in her 20s? Read on to see 8 ways Jennifer Lopez 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!


Her Workouts Are More Efficient


Lopez has always exercised, but has smartened her workouts up and made them more efficient. "In my 20s and 30s I used to work out but not like I do now," she revealed in InStyle's 2021 The Beauty Issue. "It's not that I work out more; I just work out harder and smarter. And it doesn't take me as long as it did in the past. I do it more for my health than I do for looks, which is funny. When you do things for the right reasons, you actually look better!"


She Doesn't Skip Workouts

Jennifer makes it to her workout no matter what. "Very rarely will I skip my workout," she told Us Weekly. "Sometimes, I work too late the night before, and I'm like, 'Ugh, I can't do this.' But I tell myself, 'Just do it. It's only an hour.' It's just talking yourself off the ledge of being a lazy bum."


She Hydrates

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Jennifer knows the importance of drinking enough water. One of Jennifer's trainers, Dodd Romero, revealed to  US Weekly that she seriously prioritizes hydration. "She drinks a minimum of seven glasses a day," Romero revealed.


She Doesn't Do Fad Diets


Jennifer maintains a healthy lifestyle so she doesn't have to diet. "You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat," she told Us Weekly. "It's a job— you've got to buckle down." Dodd dished to the magazine that she covers five basic categories: protein, vegetables, fats, carbohydrates and water. She also "stays away from processed foods and gets her nutrients from whole sources." Egg whites, white meat turkey, chicken breast and grass-fed beef three to four times a week are her main protein sources, while she gets her fats from fish—including salmon and sea bass that contains high levels of omega-3s and 6s—and "a handful" of nuts per day. Veggies, but not carrots and corn as they are higher in sugar than leafy greens, are also a big part of her diet as are complex carbs like sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, rice bread and oatmeal, which she'll eat with fresh berries.


She Isn't About Deprivation

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If J.Lo wants to indulge, she will. "Throughout the years I've learned the importance of maintaining a healthier […] diet," she told People. "I still eat some of the foods I love, but in moderation. I don't deprive myself."


She Does Different Workouts

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While she mainly does strength training workouts, she also loves hitting the pole after playing a dancer in Hustlers—she even had one installed one in her home. "I have a lot of respect for people who do the pole," J.Lo told Jimmy Kimmel. "It's, like, acrobatic, it's a different muscle group," she said. "And the things that they do with their legs and everything and go upside down…it's hard."


She Celebrates Her Success

J.Lo loves showing off her hard work! Her Instagram feed is filled with photos of her age-defying body. 


She Is in the Best Shape of Her Life

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J.Lo is well aware that she looks better than ever "I'm in the best shape of my life," she admitted to InStyle.

Leah Groth
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