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Mackenzie Dern in Bathing Suit Gets Some "Rest Time"

Mackenzie Dern is cooling off in her swimsuit. The UFC fighter shows off her amazing figure in a swimsuit while hosing herself down in her backyard. "Rest time," she captioned the Instagram clip. How does the fighter and mother maintain her famously fit physique? Read on to see 5 ways Mackenzie Dern 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 Body Changed After Her Pregnancy


Mackenzie, who gave birth to her daughter Moa in 2019, maintains that her body hasn't been the same since. "My pregnancy kind of restarted my whole body," she told the New York Post. "I had a really high fat percentage before I got pregnant. And then breastfeeding and Moa getting [bigger] inside of me, she took a lot of my body fat. I lost a lot of muscle during my pregnancy, but I was almost able to start from zero again. … But then, just staying focused and seeing how I didn't want to get back to where I was before. I'm way more focused. I want to win my fights. I want to do good. I want to have good performances. And having someone depend on you, my daughter, it's not just me. … I'm getting muscle, I'm working my strength training, and I'm keeping my body fat low. I'm in a way better place now, thankfully."


She Surfs

Mackenzie is an avid surfer. She regularly shares photos and videos of herself surfing. She revealed to the New York Post that her ideal day would be to "Wake up. Go surf then after get a tan. Just relax on the beach tanning. I like to just lay in the sun," she said. Then, she would eat sushi, go home, and take a nap. "And all this with my family; Moa and my husband together. Wake up. Go for a walk with the dogs. Go watch the sunset. Maybe go to a Brazilian barbecue at night with the family, have some steak." 


She Does Functional Training

"I dedicated myself 100 percent, but my training was different than before," Mackenzie told Women's Health about how she changed her approach to fitness after becoming a mom. "I did more functional training, focusing on movements with dumbbells and cables, to improve my speed and reaction time." 


She Adheres to a Strict Diet

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Mackenzie has to adhere to a strict diet so she can fight. "I can tell you 10,000 excuses but I really believe what happened with my weight was way back months ago in my last fight. I think it's my diet, I need to get my diet right," Dern explained at a UFC 224 post fight press conference after failing to make weight.


She Jumps Rope

You don't need expensive workout equipment to stay in shape! Here Mackenzie trained with only a jump rope. "One step closer everyday! One more battle coming! Always believe in yourself! Be your biggest supporter! No one else can do the work for you, it's your dream, it's your hard work! " she added in a motivational caption. 

Leah Groth
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