Brazilian model Adriana Lima is working out a grand total of 42 hours a week to get into shape for November’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The new mother is logging in two-a-day training sessions, proving that getting into Victoria’s Secret shape is a fulltime job.
The 31-year-old stunner is working with her trusty trainer, Michael Olajide Jr., to get into tip-top shape for next month’s runway show, where she’ll no doubt have to strut her stuff in some of the world’s skimpiest lingerie.
Celebuzz: Adriana Lima looks amazing and we know that has a lot to do with your work with her, how have you guys done it?
Michael Olajide Jr.: Adriana goes above and beyond. As a trainer you can only go as far as the individual you’re training allows you to go. Adriana has a unique mind, an extremely high level of tolerance when it comes to physical discomfort. Some people are afraid to sweat and feel like their heart is going to jump out of their chest but Adriana’s able to function in that atmosphere and that’s why she’s always at the top of her game. She’s 100% professional.
CB: Is it harder to lose the weight after having a second baby?
MO: I can imagine for many reasons, regardless of whether it’s a woman’s first or second baby, it would be difficult. Basically a woman is at the mercy of nature. The hormones are sending different signals throughout the body post pregnancy that can effect the ability to lose weight and even the willingness to be physical, so a fight against nature is probably the hardest thing one can do. Adriana has this ability to override those signals, that’s what I mean when I say she has a unique mind. She is the definition of a fighter.
CB: What are your goals with her?
MO: Adriana’s goal is the same as every healthy woman’s, return to pre-baby shape. She sets the bar high.
CB: How many times are you training her a week?
MO: I work with her twice a day, seven days a week.
CB: What are some specific workouts that work the best for her?
MO: Boxing. But not just simple punching, complex combinations that require her to execute a series of drills at a high rate of speed and power. This keeps her mind sharp and involved. There’s also jump rope. That’s also an intense all over body workout that torches an immense amount of calories. But again, this isn’t jump rope you see in the playground. This is athletic/boxer styled jump rope and then some.
CB: Point blank, what is she doing to get into Victoria’s Secret shape?
MO: Boxing/jump rope and we have specialized sculpting maneuvers that are killer. No weights, no machines.
CB: How long is each workout?
MO: Each workout is 2-3hours long.
CB: What’s one exercise that Adriana loves or dislikes?
MO: Focus mitt works and jump rope she loves. I don’t think she dislikes any one thing we do in particular because she knows it’s all a part of the complete package. She just gets it done.
CB: Is there a body part that she really wants to get back in shape or a body part that she loves to flaunt?
MO: We never discuss anything like that believe it or not, we’ve worked together for many years now. She knows innately where she wants to be for her photo shoots or the Victoria’s Secret show…. we glove up and begin the fight, she knows when she’s ready.
CB: What are some great meal options for someone trying to shed the baby weight?
MO: Basically, cut sugars, eat as natural as possible, drink water, portion control and find a healthy hobby. Not only do we over eat when stressed, we over eat when bored.
CB: If you could give Celebuzz your top three tips for losing weight and staying in their best shape, what would they be?
MO: 1. Keep your workouts cardio and infuse lightweight muscle endurance work. Go athletic. Remember, cardio is king. 2. Set healthy eating plan. 3. Get your sleep in. Bonus: your workout should challenge your mind as well as your body.
With the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just around the corner, you can be sure that all of your favorite Angels are currently hard at work preparing for what is, without a doubt, THE sexiest day of the year! Since we can hardly wait until December’s heavenly performance, we decided to spend some time catching up with one of our favorite Angels, Erin Heatherton, to get the scoop on how she’s preparing for the stage during the final weeks leading up to the show, what she thinks of this year’s headlining performers, and more! See what Erin’s been up to lately in our interview with the lovely model below!
1.) The Fashion Show is only a few weeks away, how are you preparing for the show?
To prepare for the show I’m getting tons of rest, drinking lots of water, and eating really clean, unprocessed foods. I try to do more daily face masks and body scrubs so my skin is hydrated and glowing on the runway.
2.) How do you maintain a healthy diet during this time?
In the morning I drink a smoothie with bee pollen, kale, brown rice protein, gogi berries, frozen acaii, and coconut water. The rest of the day I stick to small meals of protein and lots of greens.
3.) Do you have a favorite go-to snack?
When things get hectic before the show a smoothie or a green juice is a great go-to snack to nourish my body
4.) How do you get yourself in shape for the show?
I love doing different body resistance exercises with my trainer Justin Gelband. He knows how to give me curves in all the right places while toning and lengthening others. I also run and do yoga with Lynn Duffy to keep up my flexibility and inner balance when things get chaotic.
5.) Any favorite artists that you keep on your workout playlist?
Rihanna, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kayne West, Robyn, 2 Chainz, The Black Keys, Madonna, SIA, the Kings of Leon!
6.) Are you excited about this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show performers? Are you a Justin Bieber fan like Candice and Karlie?
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the performers this year. I’ve never been so excited to walk in the show, the energy is going to be explosive. I’ve wanted Rihanna to do the show since I first started! Her music inspires me so much and she’s going make the show sexier than ever! And who doesn’t love the Biebs and Bruno Mars…it really is going to be a great show, I can’t wait!
7.) Who would you like to perform at next year’s show?
I want the Kings of Leon to do the show!
Join Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton for the next nine weeks as they get ready for the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! Featuring Angel trainer Justin Gelband and workout partners from Shape, FitSugar and Fashionista.
For anyone that is interested:
We all want a nice butt to make our skinny jeans look good. Try out this butt workout to tighten, tone and lift your butt!
20 Plie Squats
20 Donkey Kicks per side
20 Fire Hydrants per side
20 Circling Donkey Kick per side
30 Alternating Split Jumps
30 Alternating Sliders
30 Hips Lifts
20 Lunges Kicks per side
Do this 3x through for an awesome butt workout! I know your buns will be burning by the end of this