Australian model, Shanina Shaik walked the ramp for Victoria’s Secret in 2012 Fashion Show. She is known to do hard workouts. But, this doesn’t mean that she was not thin. She says that she is naturally thin and lean. This 5 ft 8 inch model has many fans. One of her fans is Kirstie Clements, who is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia. So, lets listen to her regarding her workout routine.
Shanina Shaik Workout Routine
She says that squats is her favorite exercise and now she can do them with ease. She has done 500 squats also in a day. She says that 100 squats at one time can really make a difference in your outlook. And, she is comfortable with that. These squats can be done with or without weights (called basic squat). But, being a 21 year old woman, she achieved those numbers with weights. In her own words –
“Every 20 squats, I’d alternate with 10 bicep curls. You could really see the muscle in my legs at the show”
The squats are known to build muscles in your entire body. And, she was in need of building those. So, she opted for it. Now, you can see her toned legs, butt and core. She has also practiced Zumba once a week and picked weights twice a week in order to gain muscles. Zumba is Colombian dance fitness program created by choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez.
Additionally, before doing any exercise, you need to warm up your body and the best way is the cardio. Running is one of the best methods to do so. So, do you like to run on a treadmill for that? Yes.. But, this multiracial model does not like that way. She says you can do more and burn some extra fat if you’ll walk or run outside. So, she likes to run along the Hudson river in New York.
Running is known to make your body more healthy as you have healthy heart, you get to loss weight (an average person can lose 1000 calories by running for an hour), you does not feel insomniac, improving your brain (by increasing blood flow to the head), make your complexion brighter (as it flushes out waste products from your body and improving the transportation of nutrients), etc. There are endless benefits.
She also dated Calvin Klein model from America – Tyson Beckford starting from 2008. He takes the credit of guiding her all the way, fixed her teeth and toned her body. Now, how he can tone her body? Is it by just training her or something extra? Whatever it is, he has not revealed how he did that.
There’s a basic squat exercise which you can perform yourself. Squats generally engage your Gluteus Maximus (glutes), Quadriceps (quads) and Hamstrings muscles.
Stand with your feet which should be more than shoulder width apart and keep your toes to be slightly turned outwards. Now, inhale with your abs pulled in tight and your weight in the heels. Slowly lower the body by bending the knees and slightly from the hips. Keep your back as straight as possible. Make sure you do not lean forward from the waist. Now, exhale by straightening legs and come up to the starting position to complete one rep. You can perform 3 sets and 10-15 reps. It’s level can be increase by using a bar or dumbbells or stability ball.
Shanina Shaik Diet Plan
She confesses that it takes hard work to get her body runway ready. Hence, she needs to take care of her eating habits also. As workout alone is not sufficient to reach your fitness goals.
She eats low carbohydrate and high protein diet. She says that –
“I eat a lot of fish, eggs, chicken, vegetables, salad and brown rice.”
Her breakfast consists of yoghurt and muesli. But, sometimes, she makes a change in her diet by taking egg whites with spinach.
Shanina likes to drink water and fruit juices and can not handle coffee and aerated beverages. So, she skips the latter part.
She always keeps a snack with her. Whenever, she feels likes she eats. It is difficult for her to have all the meals of the day, while she is on move. So, in that case she keeps munching her snack throughout the day.
She also indulges herself into splurges, which is ice cream and pasta. She can not leave them.