Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is taking her massive thigh gap to the next level, squatting deeper than ever to keep her Gold Medal-winning body in shape. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist, eyeing up her new movie role in “Little Gymnasts,” today updated her Instagram with major workout action, but she wasn’t alone. Nastia’s 1 million followers, now used to seeing her with four-legged friend dog Harley, got the blonde sweating it out with her pooch, and it was all balls for Nastia. Check it out below.
Scroll for the action. Nastia, this year teased as a troll asked to see her “gross skinny chicken legs,” was showing the haters can hate, posting in skin-tight spandex and a tiny hoodie while squat-stepping across a workout room and doing it with a resistance band across her thighs.
Nastia, reposting from personal trainer Kira Stokes, stepped it out with remarkable ease, even ensuring pooch Harley was included – the jump squats were quickly followed by Harley chewing on a big blue workout ball.
Nastia made sure Harley got a mention, writing: “HARLEY KNOWS A GOOD THING WHEN HE SEES IT. STOKED BALL.” The Russian-born star had also let fans know we’re “back” via her trainer’s repost, with Kira saying they were staying “nice and low.” Seemingly, fitting words for the 2008 all-around champion.
Nastia, who recently squatted totally pantless while all feathers, may well see dog Harley become a celebrity in his own right. She’s gearing up for the launch of her Harley & Me dog brand.
Nastia was just 22 when she retired back in 2012, admitting that she gained 10-20 pounds after quitting the beam and telling The Cut that she felt “lost” in regular gyms. Now, it’s running, boxing, Pilates, and plenty more as Liukin even sees her natural flexibility getting her snapped up for promos. In 2020, the Moscow native extended both legs in a soapy tub to “bring back bubble baths” for Olay skincare.
Nastia is also fresh from gearing up for this year’s annual Nastia Cup. See it and her bikini body!
On Friday, Nastia updated her Instagram and massively pumped for the 12th annual Nastia Cup, named after her and handed out to promising gymnasts.
“Exactly THREE weeks till the 12th (!!!!) annual Nastia Liukin Cup…. and while this year’s will look a little different, I’m beyond excited that we are able to still safely hold this event. Can’t wait to watch all of you strong, beautiful women compete. Here’s a little throwback from last year ??”
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