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Volleyball Star Kayla Simmons In Workout Gear Shares Gym Selfie

No June Gloom for Kayla. 

Volleyball star Kayla Simmons is giving fans a look at what her June was like, via social media posts. Simmons, 28, shared highlights of the month, including one picture of her wearing black yoga pants and a pink sports bra, posing for a mirror selfie. "June favs πŸ’šπŸ€ β˜€οΈπŸŒŠπŸŒΈπŸ," she captioned the post. The athlete and content creator is taking it slow due to a torn ACL, but she's still saying active. Here's what Simmons does to stay fit, strong, and the center of attention.


Squats, Squats, Squats

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Simmons is always doing squats, sometimes adding weights and resistance bands. Squats are one of the most effective exercises for a strong and toned lower body. "One of the best things you can do is practice the squat," exercise physiologist Joel Hardwick, ACSM EP-C, EIM2, tells Piedmont Health. "It's probably the most functional exercise," he explains, "and the one that you probably need most in your life."



Simmons loves to swim, and is passionate about conservation issues. The beach-lover frequently posts pictures of herself underwater. "Happy world oceans day🦈. Our oceans are threatened by pollution, overfishing & climate change. The ocean covers 70% of our planet, but only 8% is protected. Let's all do what we can to make a difference πŸ’™," she captioned an Instagram post.Β 


Weight Training

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Simmons does weight training sessions as part of her workout regimen, which helps burn fat even when she's resting. "The ideal is every other day, or 3 times a week," says British Weight Lifting. "This allows your body to rest and 'repair' itself, and it is during this time that the muscle increases."


Resistance Bands

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Simmons frequently uses resistance bands in her workouts, which give her exercises an extra boost. "Resistance bands might not look like much, but they can strengthen your muscles as effectively as more traditional weights," exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, tells the Cleveland Clinic. "In many ways, bands put more tension on your muscles and work them longer during movements."


Healthy Breakfast

Simmons loves a healthy protein-packed breakfast, with eggs, tomatoes, and coffee on the menu. "You might have noticed that eating eggs for breakfast may keep you feeling fuller for longer β€” that's generally attributed to the high protein content in eggs," says Keck Medicine of USC. "Whether you have an omelet for breakfast or a hard-boiled egg as a snack, eggs can help you stay satisfied after or between meals."

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