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Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin Raises Leg, And A Fuss

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By Rebecca Cukier

Nastia Liukin is raising her hyper-extended leg and causing a fuss at the same time. The 30-year-old former Olympic gymnast has been busy on her Instagram, with content going down two very separate routes ahead of the weekend. Nastia, who retired from professional gymnastics aged just 22 in 2012, posted a reminder that her workouts are still daily. A fitness promo seeing Nastia in skintight, cow-print spandex was then followed by a giant rant – Nastia's 1 million followers now have plenty to digest. Check it out below.

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Kicking Up Legs Before Fuss

Nastia Liukin poses stretching on a deck
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Scroll for the cow-print spandex. Nastia, who made headlines last week for stumbling across an anorexia comment on her Instagram, turned her Friday post into a giant clap-back – it followed a double post showing the 2008 all-around Olympic champion stretching her super-long and toned legs outdoors, on a mat, "on an abandoned highway bridge?" one fan asked.

Nastia was seen in a strong plank with forearms glued to the ground and a laptop in front of her. A swipe-right then showed the Moscow-born star mid-air. Perfect for a power caption.

Still Working Out Every Day

Nastia Liukin poses on an egg chair in shorts
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A lengthy caption coming with a paid partnership disclaimer saw Nastia slip back into her influencer shoes while wearing stark-white ones.

"When I say I’m busy and can’t hop on a Zoom, but I’m actually doing a Zoom session with my personal trainer via @brightfitnessapp 😂," Liukin began.

Nastia, who has admitted she felt clueless going into "regular" gyms after retiring, seems to have her post-pro routine down to an art. The star revealed:

"Prioritizing me and my health and wellness. That’s the real glow up. One thing I never say no to is my daily workout."

Clapping Back Over Anorexia Comment

Nastia Liukin poses in an alley in a jacket
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Keep scrolling for more photos. Nastia, already making 2020 headlines for clapping back that she isn't too old to wear a leotard, is now defending her shape. Taking a selfie in a braless ribbed top while concealing her face, the Russian expressed how "p-ssed" she was over the DM she received.

"If taking pictures of my OWN body—a body that won me many olympics medals, a body that I push each day to get stronger, a body that God gave me—is inherently promoting anorexia, then honestly, we’ve gotten to a place in the world where just BEING is offensive. "

'This Is My Body'

Nastia Liukin poses for a selfie in brown
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Nastia, who nourishes her body with morning omelets and recently revealed her Starbucks love, added that she knows she's thin. The girl behind the massive thigh gap continued:

"This is my body. While I’ve always been thin, I’ve not always been strong. I’m proud to say that I am truly stronger now than I’ve ever been."

Liukin, whose mother raised her to treat herself to a cookie if she wants one, then reminded her fans that apologizing for herself comes very limited.

"I’m sorry if my body is triggering to you. I don’t believe that I should have to cover it up for fear of being offensive."

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