I (and my friends) are like guys when looking through VS catalogs… the clothes don’t catch my attentions first, the drop dead girls do. More specifically, their bodies and STOMACHS. ugh. Anyways, there’s alot about their workout / diet regimens out there, and the girls who have been quoted as saying it is “natural” are stone faced liars. Obviously, they were born with top notch genes, but they have to work every day to look that great. Of course, I’d like to imagine I’d look 10x better with a personal trainer, chef, makeup artist and hairstylist. Make that 40x. *Sigh* Maybe someday! Until then, I can just mimic their daily routines, and by the end of summer I’ll probs look like Adriana Lima.
“I love waking up; I box; I do a lot of resistance…three or four times a week,” Candice, the 21-year-old model from South Africa dished. Alessandra prefers a slower-paced workout. “I’ve been trying pilates now, and I think it’s amazing,” the 28-year-old Brazilian said. “I love yoga,” Miranda, 26, said, agreeing with Alessandra. “I’ve been practicing it now for about 10 years and I love it!”
“For breakfast — yogurt with blueberries, raspberries, apple, lemon after that. Sometimes some wheat-free toast with avocado on top. And then for lunch — some salad, vegetables, grilled fish, steamed vegetables. Almonds or almond butter.”
Miranda Kerr’s trainer encourages her to eat a lot of healthy carbohydrates and lean protein for breakfast – foods like old-fashioned oatmeal, egg whites, veggies, cottage cheese, muesli, yogurt and fruit. Then it’s salads and chicken or fish for lunch, and a combination of fish, turkey, vegetables and chicken for dinner.”
Her celebrity workout…
Miranda Kerr workouts of 3 to 4 times per week for 75 minutes at a time with trainer Justin Gelband. Kerr tells StyleList she keeps her exercise regime fairly consistent, explaining that it “always involves a mix of yoga, low-impact cardio, resistance and functional exercise, combined with high energy training such as boxing or running.”
“I like to wake up and have eggs benedict with a cappacino and orange juice. And then for lunch, I’ll have rice, beans and chicken or meat. And salad because I love salad. At nighttime I would have like Japanese food, like sushi, or some Japanese barbeque. And I love chips. Salt and vinegar – ah! I’ll go into the airport and buy like three bags of them. And I can’t help myself!”
“I love a good breakfast. I love croissants. Eggs, bacon. I love vegetables, I like omelets. Raisins.”
3 bags of chips my (bigger than yours) ass.
The girls also have their tricks to look fabulous as nutrition and workout is in fact the key to the Victoria’s Secret models’ diet.
Giselle Bundchen and co-angels, as Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima or Miranda Kerr swear by a complex exercise plan and a balanced nutrition system. This helps them to be constantly in shape. The main aim of the Victoria’s Secret models’ diet is to avoid processed food, instead they pamper their organism with lots of vegetables and fruits. Organic food, in the form of delicious salads is very important to offer hydration to both skin and the whole body.”
Heidi Klum – after pregnancy, the model adopted the New York Body Plan diet. It promises a radical makeover only in two weeks. Alcohol, bread, dairy products and sweets are totally forbidden. The max intake of calories must not cross the 1200 barrier.
The Victoria’s Secret model’s secret in fact is to have a meal every three hours. Metabolism is this way kept busy, Heidi’s organism is constantly working, as a result it effectively burns the extra fat. Eating after 8 P.M. is a great no-no for the Victoria’s Secret nymph. When it comes of snacks, apples are her favorite, to fight the starvation crises. The protein content of the fruit will keep you stuffed until the next meal. Moreover, you’ll benefit from vitamins and minerals, that act as antioxidants.
Doutzen Kroes is an avid jump roper, and that is great, great cardio to do! Here’s a jumping rope workout routine.
I recently read a couple interviews of Justin Gelband who has developed what might be called the Victoria Secret model workout routine. Justin is a trainer who has helped numerous models get in shape without resorting to over-the-top tactics. I think a lot of his tips can be used in a good exercise plan for women. Heck, even men could probably take away a few ideas!
Justin is very realistic in his approach to training Victoria’s Secret models. He treats each model uniquely and individually. There isn’t one workout approach that will be effective for everyone. He acknowledges that everyone has their own trouble spots and goals to get a near perfect body. Justin even admits that most Victoria Secret models weren’t necessarily born with ideal bodies. A lot enjoy eating just as much as the next person and have just as many insecurities as the average person.
Victoria Secret Model Workout Routine
Whether you’re male or female, the key to an effective workout routine is intensity. In my opinion, the more intense your workout, the better results you’ll get. Obviously this may result in injury if taken to the extreme, but generally speaking, a short, intense workout will help you burn fat while adding or maintaining muscle.
Some of the key tweaks Justin incorporates into the models’ workout routines are that he focuses on “lengthening and strengthening.” He doesn’t think the models should bulk up so avoids most direct leg training. In his opinion, lunges and other exercises involving leg weights have no place in a model’s workout routine. Even plyometrics and stair running are barred. Finally, he only allows the girls to use 5lb weights.
With all these limitations, what does a Victoria Secret model workout routine include? Mainly exercises that feature resistance bands, a Bosu ball, and the occasional boxing workout or Pilates routine. The goal of these is to “promote balance and stability” while working a variety of muscles that improve posture and core strength. Generally, the workouts range from 45-75 minutes and are done 3-4 days per week. The actual exercises are varied often to avoid boredom and focus on toning the hips, inner thighs, and stomach.
While it is unrealistic to try and look as great as these girls do, this advice is beneficial for anyone trying their best to look their best 🙂