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Megan Thee Stallion in Bathing Suit is "Bodying Barcelona"

Here's how she stays fit.

Megan Thee Stallion transformed her body to get swimsuit ready, as part of her Hottie Bootcamp, and eventually ended up in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The results are on display in a new photo she shared, captioned "Bodying Barcelona." She wears a brown two piece and is being helped out of a boat like the queen she is. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see how Megan Thee Stallion 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!


She Uses Bosu Balls

As part of Megan's hottie bootcamp, she is seen balancing on two bosu balls. "The BOSU is an effective tool for training both static and dynamic balance, as well as training motor skills, kinesthetic awareness and proprioception. When training on an unstable surface, the core automatically fires and contracts to keep the body upright. Thus, the BOSU challenges individuals to build strength and balance simultaneously. Beginning exercisers should have solid balance skills on the ground before using the BOSU ball," says ACE Fitness.


She Tried Pole Dancing

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 15: Megan Thee Stallion accepts the Top Rap Female Artist award onstage during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Pole dancing works your entire body, including your core. "Bending to put on shoes or scoop up a package, turning to look behind you, sitting in a chair, or simply standing still — these are just a few of the many mundane actions that rely on your core and that you might not notice until they become difficult or painful. Even basic activities of daily living — bathing or dressing, for example — call on your core," says Harvard Health.


She Did Squats

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 16: Megan Thee Stallion attends the 26th Annual Webby Awards on May 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for The Webby Awards)

"The body-weight squat is a compound exercise that primarily targets the muscles of the lower body—the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings. Squats are considered an essential exercise to anyone's strength routine, both for increasing the size of the legs and glutes as well as developing strength and power. Squats, when performed correctly, offer numerous benefits and should be considered a whole-body exercise," says ACE Fitness.


She Did HIIT Training

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 02: Megan Thee Stallion attends the premiere of STARZ Season 2 of "P-Valley" at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on June 02, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/FilmMagic)

High intensity interval training can help you lose weight. "Short-term moderate-intensity to high-intensity exercise training can induce modest body composition improvements in overweight and obese individuals without accompanying body-weight changes. HIIT and MICT show similar effectiveness across all body composition measures suggesting that HIIT may be a time-efficient component of weight management programs," said one study.


She Did Aerobic Workouts

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Megan Thee Stallion attends WMX Newfront on May 05, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Aerobic exercise doesn't just make you leaner. It makes you smarter. "A recent NIA-supported study from the University of Wisconsin led by Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo found that even moderate physical activity may increase metabolism in brain regions important for learning and memory. The study asked cognitively normal, late-middle age (average age 64 years old) participants to wear an accelerometer for 7 consecutive days to measure daily physical activity. Scientists were then able to determine the amount of time each individual engaged in light (e.g., a slow walk), moderate (e.g., a fast walk), and vigorous activities (e.g., run). The physical activity data were analyzed to determine how they corresponded with glucose metabolism within brain areas that have been demonstrated to be impacted in people with Alzheimer's. Increasing levels of engagement in moderate physical activity were associated with increases in cerebral glucose metabolism across all brain regions examined," says one study.

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