Serena Williams SELF Cover Proves How Confident She Is About Her Body, Olympics Medal Quest

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Serena Williams

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Serena Williams has been a tennis superhero for nearly two decades. The 34-year-old’s physique and strength can even be compared to that of Wonder Woman’s. Williams appears in the September 2016 issue of SELF magazine, as a prelude to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Williams not only looks confident on the SELF cover—as the no. 1 ranked women’s tennis player in the world—Williams is looking for her fifth summer Olympic gold medal.

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Serena Williams’ Workout Plan

Serena Williams takes good care of her body, and follows a regular exercise regimen. Serena Williams’ workout plan includes core training under the guidance of Gerard “Coach G” Burley—the owner of D.C.-based Coach G Fitness. An example Coach G workout would include a cable plank workout, knee to chest push-ups, a medicine ball core workout, sprints, and resisted side planks.

Serena Williams likes to mix it up with her workouts. She enjoys running, biking, yoga, and dance and elliptical workouts.

When it comes to Williams’ body confidence, the tennis superstar is second to none. Serena Williams has always been known for having an athletic body, but she loves her body and suggests she wouldn’t change anything about it. She also encourages girls with similar bodies to have inner confidence.

Besides her four Olympic gold medals, Williams has won a total of 22 singles Grand Slam titles, including seven at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, six at the U.S. Open, and three at the French Open.

Serena Williams’ Diet and Healthy Lifestyle

Serena Williams’ philosophy on food is you put out what you put in. Basically, just because you exercise, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat right. What does Serena Williams eat before a tennis match? Williams consumes a combination of carbs and protein.

Serena and her sister Venus both follow a vegan diet (On that note, Serena also supports Venus, who has an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s syndrome).

Serena loves green smoothies with protein powder, and lots of green veggies, like kale. Serena’s fridge is mainly filled with vegan options, like coconut water, cucumber, mint, ginger, wheat grass, and a variety of other vegetables. Serena is allergic to gluten, and opts for healthy carbs, like sprouted quinoa and brown rice.

When Serena flies in airplanes to compete at events (like the Rio Olympics), the tennis superstar consumes green drinks and wraps with sprouts, as well as fake-tuna made with walnuts.

Sources for Today’s Article:
Kahn, H., “Serena Williams, Wonder Woman, Is Our September Cover Star,” SELF magazine website;, last accessed Aug. 8, 2016.
Aiello, M., “Serena Williams Is Going for Olympic Gold on Cover of SELF Magazine: ‘Live for This.’” E! News website, Aug. 2, 2016;