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How To Stay In Shape From Wimbledon Tennis Pros

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Have you been watching 2015 Wimbledon and wondering how famous female tennis players keep in shape? Even though it’s practically their job to stay fit, we can all take a few notes from the pros in our own workout regiments. Here are some of the top players’ tips, workouts, and diet plans.

1. Serena Williams

– Core Power Workout on Nike Training App (15 minutes, 57 calories, need stability ball and resistance band): Stability Ball Back Extension, Stability Ball Knee Tucks, Stability Ball Transfer, Resistance Band Hip Extension, and Resistance Band Lateral Step Replace.

– Serena’s Workout Playlist: “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink, featuring Nate Ruess, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson, “Flashdance…What a Feeling” by Irene Cara, “Fame” by Irene Cara, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, and “Maneater” by Daryl Hall and John Oates.

-Notes: Mix it up a bit! Try doing the elliptical, biking, running, dancing, and even yoga to stay motivated.

2. Heather Watson

-Workout: Two hours per day of fitness, which consists of heavy weightlifting and cardio. Going on the trampoline, biking, or yoga is also good to stay in shape.

-Diet: A lot of fruits, vegetables, and pasta. It’s easy to incorporate fruits by either eating them raw, in smoothies, or on top of cereal. My favorite is blueberries and I like just eating them plain or in yogurt. I try to stay away from fatty, heavy foods and lots of candy.

3. Maria Sharapova

– New Years Crush Workout on Nike Training App (15 minutes, burns 55 calories, need resistance band, box, and dumbbells): Band Knee Drive, Resistance Band Lateral Step, Step Up With Hop To Back Lunge, Single Leg Romanian Deadlift with Row, and Box Crossover.

– Diet Plan: Breakfast can be anything like vegetable smoothies, oatmeal, berries dipped in yogurt and quinoa. Apples, pears, peaches, walnuts, hummus and guacamole are good snacks. For lunch, a halloumi sandwich is what Sharapova typically would eat, which includes whole-wheat grain, tacos, fish and sushi. And for dinner either lean meat, beet root soup or sautéed chicken breast.

-Notes: Stretching exercises such as yoga are good to add to workouts!

4. Venus Williams

– Workout: I do cardio, bike riding, running, plyometrics or field workouts for sprinting on the field, or interval training for two to two and a half hours for five days a week.

-Diet Plan: Eating vegetables and green juices, beans and lentils, and salads with raw vegetables. Smoothies with protein and fiber, like kale, cucumbers, and carrots.

-Notes: Work your way up, don’t try to do everything all at once, and stay consistent!

5. Eugenie Bouchard

-Workout: Working in the gym, it is important to work on strength and cardio.

-Diet Plan: Breakfast consists of eggs for protein, fruits, and orange juice.

-Note: Using the monkey bars can be a fun addition to your workout. Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 5.05.17 PM

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    Marion SchwanerCOLLEGECANDY Writer