Tay Conti in Bathing Suit Says "Viva Mexico"
Tay Conti, the Brazilian AEW wrestler (real name: Taynara Melo de Carvalho), was in Cancun for the weekend and shared not only a "Cancun photo dump" but also other photos of her on the beach, looking rested and healthy. The caption: "Una chica brasileña y nadie la frena 🎶 🇲🇽 Viva Mexico 😋." (Rough translation: "A Brazilian girl and nobody stops her / Viva Mexico.") How does she stay so fit while keeping so busy? Read on to see 5 ways Tay Conti 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 Does Squats
This is not the first time Conti has hit Mexico. Previously, she shared photos of her working out in Tulum. There she did a workout on the beach at the Tulum Jungle Gym. Among the workouts she did some squats. Here's a squat exercise from trainer Mark Langowski:
"Squat Rack Body Row with one leg abduction.
Position the bar of a squat rack at about chest height and grab it with an overhand grip, hands about shoulder-width apart. Scoot your legs forward until your body is at a 45-degree angle to the ground and your weight is resting on your heels. Lift one leg off the floor and extend it out to the side about two feet. Keep it there as you pull yourself up until your chest touches the bar, then lower yourself back down. Do 8 reps with each leg; total of 16 rows."
She Does Pull Ups
"Try a Chin Up or Pull Down," says Langowski. "If you can perform a chin up, do 12 reps. If you can not perform a chin up, use an assisted pull-up machine and an assisted weight that will allow you to do 12 reps. (If there is not an assisted pull up machine available, use a lat pulldown machine with half your body weight as resistance.) Grip the chinup bar with an underhand grip, palms facing your, your hands shoulder-width apart. Hang from the bar and then pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar. Slowly lower yourself down and repeat. Focus here on keeping your abs engaged and using your upper back to pull yourself, not just your arms!"
Her Fitness Journey Started Young
"I grew up in Rio de Janeiro in a really poor neighborhood, and I felt like martial arts was my escape to have a better life. I actually started gymnastics when I was 7, and then right across from the club was a judo school, so I took up judo. I was the only girl, so I felt a little bit weird," she told Kung Fu Kingdom.
She Aspires to Fight MMA Style
Conti wants to fight MMA style. "Yes, this is one of my goals that I want to achieve. I was never very good with my strikes and with my hands. With my kicks yes, but with my hands no. I have Judo and Jiu Jitsu that help me a lot. I'm working my hands right now to try to be better. When I set out to do something, I have to do it well," Conti explained, "otherwise I will not do it. That is why I am training and I am determined. I am training every day. I spoke about a date and a person and yes, yes, I will be fighting in MMA very soon. I obviously have to talk to Tony and talk to everyone prior to come to an agreement; but it is one of my goals. I hope it happens very soon because I am working very hard for this," she told Luca Libre.
She Values Mental Health
"Well, I was never really a shy person, but when I started in judo, I think because of depression due to the pressure of competition and everything, I started having some issues for which I had to ask help for. That's when I realized that mental health is really important, so I did a lot of reading and had a great relationship with my therapist. Martial arts also showed me the importance of mental health in living a happy life," she told Kung Fu Kingdom.