Adriana Lima recently did her last walk down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway. The mom of two was looking as gorgeous and fit as ever. Her VS days may be over, but Adriana plans on continuing to represent strong and fearless females as Puma’s latest women’s training ambassador. As a fitness fanatic, boxing enthusiast and mother, it’s important to Adriana to be a role model of both inner and outer strength.
In an interview with Glamour Magazine UK, Adriana admits to working out every day. She says, “I don’t train because it’s my job, the reason I train is because it’s a passion… I work out because it is a lifestyle and regardless of my job, I would be at the gym whether I had my career or not. To be in the gym consistently, not giving up on the goals you want to achieve, gives you a lot of mind power.”
Find your inner strength with Adriana’s workout, featuring moves by her trainer, ex-boxing pro, Michael Olajide, Jr.
Jump Squats– Squat down with your legs slightly wider than your shoulders. Keep your chest lifted, core engaged and your hands clasped in front of your chest. Drive through your heels as you jump up, beating your legs together in the air like in a jumping jack. Land in a deep squat. Do not allow your knees to pass your toes. Repeat for a full minute. Do 3 sets with a minute break in between each set.
Rainbows– Get down on your hands and knees with your shoulders over your wrists and your hips over your knees. Keep your abs tight to prevent your back from arching. Extend your right leg back behind you. Doing your best not to change the shape of your torso, use your glute muscle to lift your right leg up to hip height and arc it up and over to your right side. Tap your toe on the ground and reverse the movement to complete one rep. Do 20 reps on each leg.
Transformer– Get into a plank position on your hands. Lower down onto one forearm, then the other. Bring one leg in without letting your knee rest on the ground and then bring the other leg in. Reverse the sequence by straightening one leg at a time back out and then rising back onto your hands one at a time into your original plank position. Pick up the pace and do 4 sets of 8, resting one minute in between each set.
V-Sits– This sequence is made up of a set of 4. Lie down on your back with your hands in a diamond shape underneath your tailbone. Scoop your abs in so that your legs are lifted just enough to keep your back from arching and your head neck and shoulders are slightly off the ground. Set 1, Press your elbows into the ground as you crunch just the upper body 8 times keeping your legs still. Set 2- Do 8 leg lifts keeping the upper body still. Set 3- Alternate lifting the upper body and then the legs 8 times. Set 4- Lift both the upper body and legs at the same time 8 times. Do all 4 sets 4 times.
Aero Obliques– Lie down on the floor with your hands behind your head and elbows open wide. Lift your legs up to a 90 degree position with your heels in line with your knees. Without lifting your head, move your hips side to side at a rapid pace by crunching your obliques. Do this first set for 1 minute. For the next set, lower your feet below your knees and repeat moving your hips side to side for another minute. Repeat both sets one more time.
From the Victoria’s Secret runway to the boxing ring, Adriana Lima knows that hard work pays off. Are you #TEAMLIMA?
Video: Crystal Chin; Photo: Adriana Lima via Instagram, Photographer: Isa Perez