Jhenny Andrade in Bathing Suit is "Born to be Rich"
UFC Octagon girl Jhenny Andrade is taking a break from her busy schedule to share some very cute social media posts from the beach. The Brazilian star posted a video of herself wearing a pink bathing suit with a black "Born To Be Rich" shirt on top, posing in the sand with the ocean in the background. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Andrade 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!
Squats Are Her Favorite Exercise
Andrade loves doing squats, calling it her favorite workout move. "Squats are beneficial for everyone," says certified personal trainer Chris Gagliardi. "From elite athletes to older adults and women during the postpartum period. Squatting is considered a bend-and-lift movement which is one of the five primary movement patterns that we use throughout daily life. Consider that every time you stand from a sitting position, or squat down to pick an object up off the floor, you are doing a squat. Squats are something we do often, and it is important to have the appropriate muscular fitness and power to perform squats throughout your activities of daily living."
She Loves Chickpeas
Andrade loves making dishes with chickpeas/garbanzo beans. "Chickpeas as a solo food are packed with nutrition," says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN. "A cup of cooked chickpeas, for instance, contains 269 calories — and offers an excellent amount of protein (15 grams) and fiber (13 grams), helping to keep you fuller for longer and prevent that "hangry" feeling. They're also loaded with vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, folate and vitamin A."
Andrade loves boxing-based workouts, sharing videos of herself practicing on social media. "You're swinging your arms, moving the muscles of your arms and shoulders, increasing your upper-body strength," says physical therapist Linda Arslanian. "And when you're in the boxer crouch with a wide stance, with your knees slightly bent, you're strengthening your core muscles, back, and legs."
Ab exercises are a core part of Andrade's workout routine. "Strong core muscles make it easier to do many activities," says the Mayo Clinic. "When your core muscles are strong, it's easier to swing a golf club, get a glass from the top shelf and bend down to tie your shoes. Strong core muscles help athletes, such as runners. That's because weak core muscles can lead to more fatigue, less endurance and injuries. Weak core muscles can leave you more prone to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries. Strengthening your core muscles may help back pain get better and lower the risk of falls."
Homemade Body Scrub
Andrade makes her own body scrub from used coffee grinds. "The skin on the body has more sweat glands (sebaceous glands) and can tolerate stronger exfoliating cleansers and percentages of products without getting irritated or inflamed than the skin of the face," says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Purvisha Patel.