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Hot off of a 2011 ESPY Award nomination and Olympic Gold Medal, WNBA star Cappie Pondexter is only getting hotter!

In the September issue of Shape Magazine, the New York Liberty player — recently voted by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history — offers tips on relieving stress, eating right, and working out!

The basketball star explained that when she gets hit with an unwanted wave of stress, she hits the gym to clear her mind, saying:

"When I'm feeling stressed, I hit the gym — even if it's 1 in the morning! For me, exercise is the best way to get out aggression and clear my mind. Make time for whatever helps you relax."

What's the most important meal of the day for Cappie? Breakfast of course! The athlete told Shape:

"I always eat breakfast so I have energy for practice. My quick and healthy go-to meals are Raisin Bran with skim milk, and yogurt with fruit."

Want to get in Olympic shape like Cappie? Try her favorite total-body workout which is inspired by a basketball drill!

- Stand with feet hip-width apart; squat.
- Lift arms to shoulder height in front of you, plams up; hold for 30 seconds.
- Bring arms out to sides in a "T"; hold for 30 seconds.
- Raise arms overhead, palms forward; hold for 30 seconds. Repeat!

Good luck!

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