Tennis champ and fashion designer Serena Williams recently showed off her seriously impressive bikini body while on a one-day vacation from her very busy life.
The soon-to-be 35-year-old (her birthday is Sept. 26) flaunted her itsy-bitsy bikini while sitting poolside. The photo highlighted her very impressive back muscles and slim waist.
After all, Serena Williams is one of the top tennis player’s of all-time for a reason. Williams has captured 22 Grand Slam singles titles, including six at the Australian Open, seven at Wimbledon, six at the U.S. Open, and three at the French Open.
Serena and her sister Venus Williams have also won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. Serena Williams also won Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1998.
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou says he’s focused on his star pupil reaching 30 Grand Slam singles titles before her career is finished.
Williams is currently tied with Steffi Graf for second of all time with 22 titles and is set to eventually eclipse Margaret Court’s record of 24 gland slam singles titles.
In addition to her toned waist and back, Serena Williams is known for her incredible upper-body strength. In other words, her arms are huge. The good news is that you can achieve similar upper-body strength without having swung a tennis racquet.
Serena Williams’ Nike master trainer Marie Purvis has also helped create her workout, which is featured in the Nike+ Training Club app. It free in iTunes and Google Play.
Serena Williams’ Healthy Diet and Lifestyle
Serena Williams credits a diet with healthy food for her incredible bikini body.
Her diet avoids red meat, and while she loves tacos, she takes a break from meat and corn when she trains. Williams says she feels bloated after eating tacos.
Williams will focus on nourishing her body for energy and eating to live instead of living to eat. Despite her amazing discipline, Williams will give in to her cravings from time to time and enjoy ground turkey tacos with cumin and paprika.
The tennis superstar has also supported her sister Venus in the past by following a vegan diet.
Venus suffers from an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s syndrome. As a result, Serena Williams consumes green smoothies with veggies like kale and protein powder.
She also eats cucumber, ginger, mint, wheat grass, coconut water, and a variety of other veggies. Serena also suffers from a gluten allergy, and instead eats brown rice and sprouted quinoa.
Serena Williams’ Incredible Back Muscles and Strength Workout
How can you build incredible back muscles like Serena Williams?
Her workout plan has also been influenced by Gerard “Coach G” Burley, who is the owner of Coach G Fitness in Washington, D.C.
Some of Coach G’s workouts include knee-to-chest push-ups, planks with a cable, resisted side planks, sprints, and a medicine ball core workout. Williams’ workout will also include yoga, running, biking, dancing, and an elliptical workout.
Want to get arms, shoulders, and legs like Serena Williams?
Plank rows are a key exercise to help fitness enthusiasts sculpt their arms, legs, and shoulders. To do this, you will be in a plank position with your toes tucked under, and use a five- to 20-pound dumbbell in each hand.
Next, keep your hips and chest face down and engage your abs, and lift the left dumbbell toward your chest and bring your elbow behind you. Lower the dumbbell to start and switch arms. Perform 20 reps for the best results.
So, how will Serena celebrate her 35th birthday?
How about with a plank-row workout and some tacos on another one-day vacation. After all, life is about commitment and balance.
Uwumarogie, V., “’I Eat to Live, I Don’t Live to Eat”: Serena Williams on Giving up Tacos for a Strict Diet,” Madame Noire website, Aug. 31, 2016; http://madamenoire.com/715293/serena-williams-diet/.