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T-ara’s Hyo Min Tried CrossFit for 2 Months to Prepare for Comeback

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2014.06.30 13:38 Newsen Hwang Hye Jin Translation Credit : Yeawon Jung

Returning as a soloist, T-ara’s Hyo Min revealed how she prepared for her new album.

On June 20, Hyo Min attended the press conference for the release of her solo debut album in JBK Hall, Samsung-dong.

While sharing about the process she took to prepare the new album, Hyo Min said, “If I were to share a story, I felt very pressured when I first heard the song Nice Body. There are too many people with nice bodies out there so I focused on how I should express the song well.”

She continued, “I was mostly concerned about singing and the choreography but I couldn’t let go of my concerns on exercising and dieting. It wasn’t like I have never exercised or dieted before, but I decided to try something new, something more unique.”

T-ara’s Hyo Min Tried CrossFit for 2 Months to Prepare for Comeback

Hyo Min shared, “I did CrossFit for exercise and watched what I ate. CrossFit was a very intense type of exercise. I got sick from muscle pain during the first week I tried it. I did it for about two months but it was the type of exercise that required you to eat a lot so I felt like my body was getting bigger. My muscles developed to the point where I couldn’t fit into my skinny jeans. So I started managing what I ate. After I exercised for two months, I decided to challenge myself with the lemon detox diet, about ten days before my activities were to begin. I did the lemon detox for a week.”

Meanwhile, Hyo Min personally participated in making the choreography, music video and the costumes for the new album, as well as in recording directing along with Speed’s Tae Woon.

Collaborating with Brave Brothers, Hyo Min’s title song Nice Body is a slow tempo hip-hop song with groovy organ sound.

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