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Who knew that singer and songwriter SZA was a gym rat?

Ok, so she’s not a fitness enthusiast like that that, but the 28-year-old proved that she can hold her own in the weight room when she posted a clip of herself on the seated leg press. In a hoodie with some lashes and all her rings on, the “Love Galore” singer shocked her friend and followers watching by pressing nearly 600 pounds.

“585,” she captioned the video. “Fight me lol (I know not to lock my knees I have a hyper extension and I was tied! 😩)”

Training isn’t necessarily new to the singer, though. Before she was a Grammy-nominated singer, SZA was actually a competitive gymnast for more than a decade. But she did admit last year that she doesn’t work out like that. Instead, she engages in movement-based activities that just so happen to also fall under the category of exercise.

“I don’t work out, but I do like to move,” she told Nylon. “I love to hike a lot, I love to swim, I love to rock climb. Anything that involves an adventure.”

And she recently said while on a panel for Dove that focusing more so on working on herself internally (she enjoys mediation by the way) helped her see a difference on the outside — and come down from 190 pounds.

“It was just a matter of where I was in my mind, but I did also come out of that space where I was like, I feel like I want to change. I want to be different. I want to grow. I want to learn,” she said. “I think it’s one thing to be comfortable, but then it’s one thing to not see your full potential and your full picture. The standard should really come [from] within.”

Very true, SZA. It’s also true that she’s about to be thigh goals all 2019.

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