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Skylar Diggins-Smith in Workout Gear is "Dangerously Disciplined"

“It hit different when your dangerously disciplined.”

Skylar Diggins-Smith is a member of the WNBA team, the Seattle Storm. She had previously played for the Tulsa Shock, the Dallas Wings, and the Phoenix Mercury. Smith shared a video on Instagram of herself practicing basketball. She captioned the video, "It hit different when your dangerously disciplined." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Skylar Diggins-Smith stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Eats A Protein-Rich Breakfast


In an interview with ELLE, Smith talked about her daily diet. She says that she likes to get a lot of protein into her diet. She says that she eats a protein-rich breakfast. "For my breakfast, I am an oatmeal and eggs girl—boiled, poached, scrambled. I think it's so important to get, you know, protein in before I get up and go to practice since I have to work out and stuff like that so I'm not burning off any muscles. To me, that's the one thing I need to start my day.  If I'm in a rush, I'll eat fruit and scrambled eggs, with avocado."


She Does Box Jumps

Smith shared some of her favorite workouts in an interview with ELLE. She says that she doesn't skip leg day, and shared one of her favorite lower-body exercises. "I do box jumps. You don't have to have the tallest box you've ever had in your life. A 12-inch box will work to do your box jumps. Box jumps help with explosions, verticals, and your legs get a good workout. I also do a lot of stuff for my core too, so planks and side planks."


She Cooks


Smith loves to cook, and shared some of her favorite meals with ELLE. "I started cooking more recently. My husband and I cook the majority of our meals. We gave up red meat, pork, and a few other things. I would say I have a pescatarian diet. I do eat a little chicken, but mostly fish. I try to meal prep for us and cook. I prepare veggies, meat, and potatoes beforehand because I'm so busy during the week. The meal prep helped me a lot and it also saves a lot of money. Plus, you know what you're putting in your body. It's important for me to know what I'm putting in my body and how it affects my performance."


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Smith makes sure to take care of her skin, especially after a workout. She shared her post-workout skincare routine with ELLE. "The biggest thing is you're sweating all the time. I try to keep my skin fresh and clean. To moisturize I use a coconut oil—my grandma is really old school so I use a lot of natural oils to keep my skin soft and moisturized. You got to keep some lip balm, body spray, and deodorant. It's important."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Even when Smith isn't playing basketball, she makes sure to stay consistent with her workouts. She tells ELLE that she does a variety of different things. "I'm revving up for the season already, which doesn't start until April, but it's a lifestyle so I feel like I never stop anyway. I spend about two hours working out just off the court—no basketball, just body, core, and strength. It really depends on the day, I also do some pool workouts. I spend two hours doing weight and body and then I spend an hour to two on the floor. For four days, I just do body workouts and three days a week I do body workouts plus basketball court work. When I get closer to the nitty gritty I'll ramp it up. It's about four-hour workout days on the days I do both and on the others it's two hours."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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