Anyone who’s ever seen Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ video will know that the singer-slash-rapper is hot with a capital H – and will understand why we decided to take a deep dive into everything Cardi B (real name: Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) does to build the body she has now. While she has always been a firecracker on stage, her impressive physique is just as noteworthy.
The Grammy-winning rapper has never been one to shy away from showing off her curves, and her social media posts always get fans talking about her incredible transformation. But how does the multi-talented performer manage to stay in such great shape?
With her unique approach to exercise and nutrition, Cardi B has been able to sculpt a physique that not only looks amazing but also promotes healthy living. So, whether you’re a fan of the singer or just looking for inspiration to help you reach your own fitness goals, read on to learn more about the queen of hip-hop’s healthy habits. You can thank us later!
As part of her Cardi Tries series, the rapper ditched her trademark heels for a pair of tennis shoes and took to the court. “I’m so scared! I don’t want the ball to hit me!” Cardi B shouts at tennis pro Taylor Townsend, who’s giving her a lesson.
During her lesson, Cardi B learnt all kinds of different serves as well as how to give out an almighty – Wimbledon-approved – grunt. So, if you’re bored of your regular gym session but still want to work a sweat and burn off those calories, why not sign yourself up for a tennis tryout? And don’t forget about the cute tennis-girl ‘fits you’ll get to wear!
Werk the pole
Cardi B has made no secret of the fact she’s a former stripper – she even starred in a movie all about her previous profession, Hustlers – which undoubtedly played a big part in building her famous silhouette. Pole dancing has been gaining popularity as a form of fitness in recent years, and for good reason! This unique form of exercise offers numerous benefits that extend beyond just physical fitness. Whether you’re looking to improve your strength, flexibility, coordination, or simply have a fun way to stay in shape, pole dancing can help you achieve your fitness goals.
Dance it out
If you’ve ever seen Cardi B perform live, then you’ll know she puts on one hell of a show. But those knock-out performances don’t come easy, and the rapper puts in long stints at the dance studio in preparation for her concerts – just one quick look at her Instagram feed is proof of that. An intense but fun session in the dance studio is sure to break you out of your daily rut and lift up your spirits after a long work day.
Never skip breakfast
Whilst it’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, in Cardi B’s case it seems to be her favourite as well, so much so that she often takes to social media to show off her envy-inducing breakfast spreads. Cardi’s definitely on to something because starting your day with a nutritious breakfast can have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. A well-balanced breakfast can provide your body with the energy and nutrients it needs to function at its best throughout the day. It can also help to regulate your metabolism, manage your weight, and improve your concentration and productivity. So, anyone else craving pancakes right about now!?
Try going plant-based
When the rapper does decide to go on a bit of a health kick – like she did during her first pregnancy – she opts for plant-based foods. “Gotta‘ eat a lil’ bit more healthy and see what the f**k is up,” she said in an Instagram Story. “[It’s my] first time eating vegan, y’all. I hope I don’t waste my money. There’s a burrito and there’s a pancake.” By incorporating whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts, a plant-based diet provides a wealth of essential nutrients, fibre, and antioxidants. Studies have shown that following a plant-based diet can lead to a lower risk of heart disease, obesity, and certain types of lifestyle-related diseases.
Don’t restrict yourself too much
As we all (should) know by now, the key to a healthy diet is balance. And one person who’s certainly aware of that is Cardi B, who makes sure she doesn’t miss out on any of her favourite foods. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at this clip where she’s tucking into a major seafood feast. We second this because allowing yourself to indulge in your favourite foods and treats can help to boost your metabolism, curb cravings, and prevent feelings of deprivation and burnout. Additionally, a cheat day can serve as a motivator, providing you with the inspiration and drive to stick to your diet plan the rest of the week. By incorporating this strategic break into your diet, you can reap the benefits of healthy eating while still enjoying the foods you love.