Madonna reportedly shocked people in London on Sunday as she showed her muscles and thick veins on her arms in a white t-shirt. Is Madonna overdoing her workouts? Read more below.
It’s no secret that Madonna takes exercise seriously with her two hour work-outs, six days a week…. but is it too much?
And just how did Madonna get her arms to look that way?
“Oftentimes when your body fat is really, really, low, as Madonna’s is, you’re going to see veins pop,” explained Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “Her body fat is minimal, and she does a lot of strength training workouts that are going to build her muscles to look more visible.”
But is it healthy?
“When muscles look that way, it’s often the result of pretty restrictive eating and dehydration,” Bonci said, noting the “pop” of Madonna’s veins mimics the appearance bodybuilders attempt to achieve for competitions.
“With bodybuilders, the goal is to be sinewy, to make everything stand out. How do you get to that goal? You restrict your fluid intake. But then you might collapse on stage.”
Madonna is currently back in London with her children Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, David Banda, 3 and new adopted tot Mercy, 4, after traveling around Europe with them in her Sticky And Sweet tour.
So what do you guys think… do you find her arms disgusting or think she’s just in great shape?
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