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Nastia Liukin Wows in Bikini, Saying "Offline is the New Luxury"

Here are 5 ways she stays in shape.

Nastia Liukin is wowing her followers with her new swimsuit snaps. The gymnast shows off her incredible body in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts, a series of photos taken from the beach. "Offline is the new luxury," she captioned the Instagram pics. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Nastia Liukin stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.



She Exercises

Exercise is a priority for Nastia. "I always feel better when I get in a workout," she says, "even if it's 30 minutes or 20 minutes of something, every single day," she told Today. "I think the most important thing to know is, you'll never regret a workout when it's over. And it's just hard to tell yourself that before you've done it. But just try to remember how you feel after your workout, and know that when you feel good, you look good, and you have more confidence, and so I think that that's really important." If she lifts weights, "it's probably very light weights, five to ten pounds, no more than that," she added.


She Runs

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"The most effective for me is running, though it's not my favorite," Natasia told Today about her go-to workout. "But if I need to get in shape quickly, I need to run." According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say. 


She Boxes, Does Barre, and Hot Yoga

Nastia has a few other workouts she throws into the mix. "I love boxing with my trainer. I love barre classes and hot yoga. I love Pilates. That really elongates you, but it's also important to do some kind of cardio and now that the weather's nice I love running along the West Side. It's a beautiful view. I take spinning classes, too," she told The Cut.


Her Diet Is Clean

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Nastia focuses on eating clean. "A lot of protein, a lot of vegetables, a lot of greens. I don't really eat too many carbs, and if I do, it's brown rice or quinoa," she told Today about her go-to foods. "I really love green juices," she added to Today. "I don't necessarily do green juice cleanses for a week long, but if I'm not feeling that great, I'll just do a one or two day juice cleanse, and it will just pick me right back up." Her favorite? "Kale, spinach, celery, parsley, ginger. If I feel like I want it a little sweeter, I put in apples."


She Cheats

Natasia does allow herself to cheat. Her favorite? Dark chocolate. "I try to tell myself, you know, a little bit is always good for you! I do like cookies or frozen yogurt. My favorite is they have almond-milk ice cream now — I try not to do too much dairy, so that's always a good replacement," she told Today.

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