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Vanessa Hudgens Shares Bikini Snaps From "Sunday Fun Day"

Here's how she stays in shape.

Another weekend, another bikini fashion show! Vanessa Hudgens beat the heat this weekend in a few different swimwear selections. After rocking a zebra print bikini on Saturday, the actress opted for a leopard print string style on Sunday, cooling down with the help of a friend and a hose. It was hard not to notice the star's incredibly toned abs. How does she achieve them? Read on to see 7 ways Vanessa Hudgens 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 Bikini Photos!


She's All About Old School Weight Training

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Vanessa can be found at The Dogpound, a celeb-loved private Los Angeles and New York based gym that focuses on weight and strength training. She often works out with her pals, sharing videos of her gut-busting hardcore workouts. "Some say we do too much. I say we do just right," she captioned a recent clip, transforming a cat cow into a dance move. Other regular exercises she does? Tons of modified squats, kettlebells, weighted sled pushes, leg lifts on all fours, and lots of ab work.


She Also Mixes in a Variety of Workouts

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"My body builds muscle very quickly and I don't love the way it looks on my body. So I find the way that I achieve the body that I want for myself is to lengthen, to lean and to tone," she told Parade. This is why she mixes in Pilates, Soul Cycle, and hot yoga into her strength and weight training regiment. 


Some Days She Doubles Up

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Vanessa often does two workouts in a day. However, she won't do the same workout both times. "Some days when I have the time, I love doing Pilates first and then going over to Soul Cycle. I love a double up!" she told Parade. "I always feel so accomplished when I double up."


She's Into the (Workout) Buddy System

Vanessa is all about the buddy system when it comes to exercise. "I'm the type of person that needs to be in a class," Vanessa told PopSugar. "I need someone telling me what to do, and I love being in a group environment because I'm very competitive, so it pushes me to work harder than I would if I was by myself." She often shares videos of herself exercising will pals, and always looks like she is having a blast. 


She Is a Morning (Workout) Person

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Vanessa is all about daily workouts, first thing in the morning. "I would do seven days if I had time," she told Parade. "I love starting my day off that way because sometimes I'll have a less productive days and if I've gotten a workout in, then I feel like I'm accomplished no matter what."


She Plans Ahead


Instead of waiting until the last minute, Vanessa commits to working out ahead of time. "I normally sign up for a class the night before so I don't even have time to think about it and just wake up to having to go to workout," she told Parade. "If I don't do it first thing in the morning it normally does not happen."


She Has Worked Out on an Empty Stomach


"I work out on an empty stomach usually," she revealed to Parade. "I kind of to go between intermittent fasting and Keto and so it's normally just black coffee and a lot of water first thing in the AM." "If you exercise in the morning, get up early enough to finish breakfast at least one hour before your workout. Be well-fueled going into a workout. Studies suggest eating or drinking carbohydrates before exercise can improve workout performance and may allow you to work out for a longer duration or higher intensity. If you don't eat, you might feel sluggish or lightheaded when you exercise," says the Mayo Clinic.

Leah Groth
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