Standing at 5’4”, WWE Celebrity Zelina Vega is outsized by the vast majority of girls on the professional wrestling circuit however with regards to her presence and charisma, she’s greater than capable of forged a shadow over her opponents. The 2021 “Queen’s Crown” event winner, and challenger for Rhea Ripley’s WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship; on the upcoming BackLash event on May 6, says that she would “lose her thoughts” if she couldn’t discover time to exercise. Thankfully, as M&F discovered on this unique chat, Vega is ready to attract on the influences of her husband Malakai Black, and even The Rock, as she trains for the most important match of her life.
“…I exercise in all probability, like, six days per week,” Vega tells M&F, noting that lots of her exercises are Excessive Depth Interval Coaching primarily based, with the intention to enhance her cardiovascular conditioning. Nonetheless, the proud Latino World Order member likes to elevate heavy, and her husband Malakai Black, who’s at present on the AEW roster, has proved to be a fantastic fitness center companion in addition to life companion on this regard. “My husband likes to make these, like, powerlifting routines for me after which we additionally combine it up with Muay Thai. So, it’s lots of various things that I really feel like helps me so much within the ring, whether or not it’s energy clever, pace clever, so yeah, it’s powerful however you gotta match it in.”
Zelina Vega constructions her coaching round her work within the ring
Vega, 32, invests an excessive amount of time and power in structuring her coaching across the calls for which might be positioned on her between the ropes, explaining that she’s going to attempt to plan leg day in order that she has a few days of restoration afterwards, earlier than her subsequent huge match. “Particularly now, being a babyface (the professional wrestling time period for a “good” man or woman within the eyes of the followers) and doing all of those extra highflying type strikes, like, I would like [my legs].”
“I’m additionally a vegan,” says Vega. “So, [that’s] an added annoyance so far as touring goes, however I at all times include my meals ready.” The championship contender has all her meals crafted by “Get Fueled,” with the intention to take the guesswork out of discovering wholesome meals on the go and monitoring macros. With out her cooler bag stuffed with meals, Vega jokes that she could be a “very indignant, tiny lady!” The Queen of WWE understands that failing to fuel-up will value her the features that she is making within the fitness center and in addition restrict her energy and power within the squared circle. “For me, I prefer to know precisely what I’m placing in my physique,” she says. “So, I be sure that I do convey the meals with me.”
Zelina Vega found a fantastic vitamin tip from ‘The Nice One’
“It is rather tough to eat although, I’ll say that, since you are simply so busy operating round on a regular basis,” shares Vega. “Like even with [media calls], I fully forgot to eat, however I learned this from Dwayne Johnson: He had a timer on his cellphone that confirmed ‘OK, it’s time to eat’ and he would cease what he was doing and he’d make certain he will get his meals in, after which he would proceed doing what he was doing.” Vega, who has an enormous on-line following for her cosplaying expertise, says that she noticed from DJ that making time for what’s necessary to your progress is how knowledgeable works, and took that tip on board for herself. “As a result of, you already know, you wish to be simply nearly as good. You wish to increase up your recreation simply as a lot.”
As any elite athlete is aware of, consuming clear is simply a part of the method of changing into the very best, however Vega does take day trip from the grind each every so often. “I’ve an enormous candy tooth… like huge!” she says, including that gummy worms and Haribo are undoubtedly a few of her favourite cheat indulgences. “I sneak a number of in there, relying on when,” shares Vega. The Queen says that she likes to do cardio whereas fasted, however explains that it is a actual problem to execute as a result of her life on the highway entails lots of different calls for on her time. Even hair and make-up can shave hours off her day. “However now, it’s like ‘okay,’ how can I mix (duties) to verify I can probably the most out of (my time) and nonetheless attain that objective.”
Zelina Vega could have the prospect to place all her preparation and dedication to the last word take a look at, towards WWE SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Rhea Ripley dwell on Peacock in the USA and WWE Network in every single place else on Might 6.