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Valentina Shevchenko Shares Swimsuit Photo From Las Vegas

Here are her top health habits. 

Valentina Shevchenko is heating up Las Vegas in her swimsuit. In a recent social media post the UFC Flyweight Champion, mixed martial artist, and former Muay Thai fighter flaunts her amazingly fit figure in a tiny bathing suit while posing by the lake, driving her followers wild. "Feminine, fighter, fit and so fabulous," commented one of her followers. "Mesmerizing," added another. How does Halle Berry's Bruised costar maintain her amazing body? Celebwell rounded up her top health habits.  


Targeted Training

Valentina's training mimics what she's doing during competition. She does very little strength and weight training. "You do the same as working with weights, but something that actually will work good for you in a fight," she told Women's Health.


Grueling Workouts

Valentina spends a lot of time in the gym. "It's hard work and nonstop," she told Women's Health about her two to three hours a day of training. She takes a rest day Friday and then wakes up around 8 a.m. to do a light training session on Saturday morning before her fights. "It's like a 40-minute training, just to stretch and sweat," she says.


Balanced Diet

Valentina has to fuel up with a lot of food for her workouts. "I can eat everything," she told Women's Health "But I think the main idea is balance." Two rules she does follow? She avoids eating at night and overeating before a fight. 



Due to the physically demanding nature of her career, Valentina puts a lot of focus on recovery. This involves taking time "just being in nature, recharging enough to get back." she says. She also works with physical therapists and gives herself down time. "My trainings are super intensive and super difficult," she adds. "That's why you try to save your energy as much as you can."



"Fighters, they have to know how to box, have to know how to kick, how to wrestle, how to grapple, everything," Valentina told Women's Health. "They have to do it, not just okay, they have to do it in perfection." She added: "For me, martial arts, it's kind of [the] same as religion, because you have to believe in what you are doing and your temple is your dream." Harvard Health maintains that boxing is a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness. 

Leah Groth
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