Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is dishing out life tips – and her jaw-dropping body. The 30-year-old Russian-born former athlete, who retired from professional gymnastics aged just 22 back in 2012, updated her Instagram on Wednesday night with three stunning photos and three short sentences to caption them.
Nastia, followed by 1 million and fresh from launching her $55 Celery Green Cream with Volition, took a pause from the beauty stuff. This one was applicable to everyone. Best of all, the advice is free. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos quickly seeing fans make references to 2010 movie “Black Swan.” Nastia, whose wardrobes are something else – she recently shouted out her stylist – had gone all-black, edgy, and a cross between swan and biker chic.
The snaps showed Nastia posing amid concrete, drenched in sunlight, and flaunting her wildly hyper-extended and slender legs in skintight, buttoned, and paint-effect leather pants. A huge, puffy-sleeved crop top flashing major abs took on ruffled fabrics, but the caption was basic.
Keep scrolling for the photos and downward dog stretch. Nastia, also catching the sunlight on her peroxide blonde hair, captioned her photos: “Be you. Do you. For you,” adding a black heart emoji.
The girl who knows balance from the beam to her wellness is probably worth listening to. The 2008 all-around champion might wow fans by backflipping across her kitchen counters –to get you to wear a mask – but she doesn’t need spandex-clad gymnastics to get a response.
“Black swan!!” one fan wrote, with others also spotting the ballerina vibe. Swipe right below for the full gallery, scroll for the stretch.
Nastia, who was basically on the mat as soon as she could walk and was raised by two Olympic gymnast parents, has been keeping up the flexibility displays on her IG. On September 29, the star posted from her Montana travels and for a little Bright Fitness App promo – nobody was looking at the caption, though, as Liukin stretched herself into a splits downward dog while checking her laptop.
“I don’t look this graceful exercising,” one fan had joked.
“This is serious strength right there, dear God…,” another commented.
Nastia’s love of greens is pretty evident from her Celery Green Cream, with the bendy bombshell having also spoken out on her diet in the past. Nastia’s super-slim waist and massive thigh gap are likely down to good genes and her hours of training, but there’s more.
“I learned at an early age that whatever you put in your body, you’re going to get out of it,” she told Parents, adding:
“My mom always told me to treat my body like a really expensive car, so you have to put expensive fuel in it if you want to get the best results. This stuck with me, and it will stick with me for the rest of my life.”