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Zhang Weili is a successful MMA fighter. She competes in the UFC’s Strawweight Division, and is the recent champion. Weili showed off her belt in a new post on Instagram. In it, she held the belt while wearing red workout gear. She captioned the post, “I like my new kit. Thanks to the designer.” How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Zhang Weili stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

Weili likes to box to stay in shape. She shared this video on Instagram of herself sparring with a trainer. Weili captioned the post, “Change yourself little by little. Make progress every day. Continue up UFC300 we’re getting closer.” Boxing has a lot of health benefits. “Boxing combines punching drills and conditioning exercises that can improve your heart health, strength, endurance, balance and coordination,” physical therapist, Dr. James Edwards said to The Cleveland Clinic

In order to get some cardio in, Weili likes to run on a treadmill. She shared this video on Instagram of herself on a treadmill. Weili captioned the post, “Continue to change yourself little by little.” HealthyTalbot.org states that using a treadmill has a lot of benefits. “Treadmill working is an aerobic/ cardio exercise. Studies demonstrate that aerobic exercise can minimize the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, they can strengthen your heart muscles. This helps to lower blood pressure and allows the heart to pump blood more efficiently. Most doctors recommend aerobic exercise to people suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular exercises control cholesterol levels in the blood, preventing artery blockage. They increase high-density lipoprotein and reduce low-density lipoprotein in the blood.”


Weili likes to weight train to stay in shape. In this video she posted on Instagram, she is seen doing kettlebell swings and lifting a barbell from the floor. Harvard Health reports that weight training has a lot of benefits. “A recent meta-analysis found that people who do muscle-strengthening workouts are less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t, adding to previous evidence that strength training has long-term health benefits. The study found that just 30 to 60 minutes a week of strength training may be enough. Those who worked out for this duration had a 10% to 20% lower risk of dying during the study period from all causes, and from cancer and heart disease specifically, compared to those who did no strength training. The benefits plateaued after one hour, and decreased after two hours. U.S. exercise guidelines recommend that adults do strength training for all major muscle groups twice a week. This can be accomplished through a variety of workouts, including weightlifting, exercises like push-ups and sit-ups, and some types of yoga.”

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Weili makes sure to workout on a regular basis. She makes sure to exercise each morning. Weili shared her routine in an interview with weili-zhang-shares-her-training-routine-rose-namajunas-ufc-261/”>CGTN Sports Scene. “I get up at six in the morning, before having my breakfast at seven. Then I go outside for fitness training at eight. Around nine o’clock, I arrive at the training site, where I start practicing for the next two hours. I train for three and a half hours before noon.”

Weili shared her training routine in an interview with ESPN. In it, she talked about what she took away from a losing match. “Even though I lost to Rose in April, I learned something more important than simply winning that fight,” Zhang said. “I learned how to stay focused and fix my weakness and how to improve myself. I think I’ll be stronger this time. As I return, I think you’ll see a better Weili this time.”

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