Inside Look at Victoria’s Secret Model’s Workout
It shouldn’t be a major shock that Victoria’s Secret models don’t wake up with flat tummies and perfect tone, if it is you may want to check your protein shake isn’t being spiked with steroids! They have grueling regimens of resistance training, skipping and ballet moves. Genes play a part, yes, but they sweat to success and they enjoy it, passionate even.Victoria’s Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosia practices Capoeira as one of her non weight workouts. It’s a Brazilian martial art combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It’s known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques, think – Charlie’s Angels. WaPow!
Compare Alessandra’s pose above with the Crane pose made famous by Ralph Macchio in the original Karate Kid. The Crane activates the muscles of your thighs, knees and promotes balance. It’s derived from the stance of wild Crane birds just prior to their attacking a perceived threat, quite similar to capoeira. In martial arts often this pose is assumed before making a quick kicking movement to establish solid balance prior to the sudden movement of fly kicks, round house kicks or rotating the hip. Do it while balancing on a “wobble” or balance board for added activation of the abdominal and oblique muscles. Whichever takes your fancy, these are skills that are developed and harnessed over time, so fitnessconnoisseur urges you not to stand on the edge of a cliff or rock with a direct trajectory into the ocean!
But, who will kick butt here? Macchio or Ambrosia? For more detailed info see what else we found out about capoeira.