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WWE's Nikkita Lyons in Yankees Shirt and Two-Piece is a "Goddess"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Nikkita Lyons is a prominent female wrestler. She's best known for her work with WWE, under the NXT brand. Lyons isn't afraid of showing off her figure on social media. In a recent Instagram post, she posed by the pool. Lyons wore a black swimsuit, black hat, and Yankees jersey, looking amazing. She captioned the post, "She's a goddess with some gangster qualities." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Nikkita Lyons stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's Authentic

Lyons considers fellow wrestler, Natalya, a mentor figure. In an interview with Out Of Character with Ryan Satin, Lyons shared some advice she received from Natalya. "What she said to me that really connected with me was she loved how I am being authentic and being my true self. She would tell me how with her and her journey, she was also told 'you need to do this and that' and whatever. But she was telling me to keep being me."


She Ignores Haters


Lyons has learned to ignore what haters say about her. She tells Out of Character that this is an attitude she developed after talking with Natalya. "I might get hate comments, and I might get people that are saying, 'She's only popping because of this and that.' But in reality, I know that the hard work and grinding that has transpired throughout my life is paying off. So, hearing that from a legend like Natalya is like a dream of come true."


She Weight Trains

Lyons shares a lot of her favorite workouts on Instagram. In this video, she is seen using a barbell and a weighted pack to do exercises. Using weights has a lot of benefits. Harvard Health states, "Research shows that strength training can play a role in slowing bone loss, and can even build bone. This is tremendously useful to help offset age-related declines in bone mass. Activities that put stress on bones can nudge bone-forming cells into action. That stress comes from the tugging and pushing on bone that occur during strength training (as well as weight-bearing aerobic exercises like walking or running). The result is stronger, denser bones. And strength training, in particular, has bone benefits beyond those offered by aerobic weight-bearing exercise. It targets bones of the hips, spine, and wrists, which are the sites most likely to fracture. What's more, resistance workouts — particularly those that include moves emphasizing power and balance — enhance strength and stability. That can boost confidence, encourage you to stay active, and reduce fractures another way — by cutting down on falls."


She Does Squats

Lyons loves to do squats. In the previous Instagram video, Lyons is seen doing bulgarian split squats and squats with a barbell. Allina Health states that squats are a great workout. "The squat is one of the all-around best exercises to do for your lower body. It strengthens and tones muscles in your thighs, butt and calves and improves posture, balance, flexibility and inner core strength. Squatting also improves bone mineral density to keep your bones strong. Include squats in your exercise routine two to three days a week to reap the benefits from this dynamite move."


She Boxes

Being a wrestler, Lyons naturally boxes to help her train. She shared this video of herself boxing on Instagram. Health Plus Magazine states that boxing has a lot of benefits. "While many of the physical benefits of boxing training are apparent by simply looking at someone who's been at it for a while – lean, chiseled biceps, tight abs and firm calves are often dead giveaways – others aren't as outwardly sexy but are absolutely practical, like the improved hand-eye coordination and hand speed, in addition to increased stamina and endurance you'll enjoy."


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