18:54 EST, 5 December 2012
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She gave herself the arduous task of returning to the catwalk just a mere eight weeks after giving birth to her second child.
But Adriana Lima was certainly determined to rise to the challenge.
And now the 31-year-old has demonstrated the gruelling exercise regime she went through in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight.
She packs a mean punch: Adriana Lima climbs into the ring on Entertainment Tonight and demonstrates how she belted off her baby weight to prepare for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
The Brazilian beauty climbed into the ring with her trainer, former professional boxer Michael Olajide, who co-founded the AeroSpace fitness studio in New York.
She revealed that she worked out an astonishing six hours a day in five weeks before the show.
The raven-haired supermodel did the training in two three hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening, as soon as she got the green light from her doctor.
Astonishing: She revealed that she worked out an astonishing six hours a day in five weeks before the show
‘The doctor gave me the okay about three weeks after I gave birth and literally two days after that I started working out — every single day, two times a day,’ she explained. ‘Until the night before the show.’
Adriana said that when she discovered boxing, she knew it was the right exercise for her.
‘I discovered boxing, accepting that it is great for the body, wonderful for the mind and it give you the best shape ever,’ she said. ‘It is a challenge, I love a challenge.’
Workout buddy: Adriana works out with her trainer, former professional boxer Michael Olajide, who co-founded the AeroSpace fitness studio in New York
A professional boxer by trade, Michael said he was blindsided by Adriana’s dedication to ping back into shape for this year’s show.
‘Adriana has the mind of a fighter. She’s extremely competitive, she always likes to be at the best of her game,’ he said in the joint interview.
‘So I don’t feel that it’s a challenge for me at all. I put the challenge out there and she always accepts it.’
Dedicated: The raven-haired supermodel did the
training in two three hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the
evening, as soon as she got the green light from her doctor
The right fit: Adriana said that when she discovered boxing, she knew it was the right exercise for her
The founder of AeroSpace, Michael said his regime is perfect for getting an all-around toned physique.
lot of other exercises, especially cardio exercises, teach you how to
run, dance and cycle, so you’re using your legs. With aero boxing,
you’re using your core and your arms,’ he said.
you’re using your upper body to get a great cardio workout, but you
also get the great abs, and the beautiful arms, and everything else to
go with it.’
Meanwhile, Adriana took the opportunity to congratulate Kate Middleton on her pregnancy.
All around fitness: The founder of AeroSpace, Michael said his regime is perfect for getting an all-around toned physique
Putting some muscle into it: Adriana looked fierce in the ring
it is unbelievable. All I can say is that it is the most a beautiful
experience a woman can have in their life,’ she said.
words can describe the love that you have. and you as a person, you
change completely. You become a mature woman, more grounded.’
Adriana stunned the world when she stepped out on the runway at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Show.
In Tuesday night’s VS extravaganza, Adriana looked justifiably proud of her body as she stalked down the runway.
Loves a challenge: Adriana’s trainer said that the supermodel loves to rise to a challenge
no wonder she was feeling pleased with herself – astonishingly, the
model gave birth to her second child a mere eight weeks before the
taping of the show.
Adriana looked back to her best as she made her catwalk return at the prestigious underwear show.
Adriana gave birth to her second daughter, 7lbs Sienna, on September 12.
The supermodel is no stranger to extreme regimes leading up to the lingerie extravaganzas.
Congrats: Meanwhile, Adriana took the opportunity to congratulate Kate Middleton on her pregnancy
year she had told the Telegraph that her pre-show planning involved
months of training, upping to twice-daily workouts in the weeks before
the lingerie showcase.
said she has a protein-heavy liquids-only diet for nine days in the
run-up to the finale and drinks a gallon of water each day.
In the final stretch, for 12 hours
before the show, she would stay away from liquids altogether, explaining
to the newspaper: ‘No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can
lose up to eight pounds just from that.’
Close: Adriana has been training with Michael for six years
Following the interview, Adriana raised eyebrows far and wide for condoning extreme dieting.
The model and mother was quick to dismiss the gruelling regime as nothing more
than a ‘misunderstanding.’
Speaking with E! Canada, the Brazilian model urged impressionable teenage girls to ignore her stringent preparations.‘Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids… Don’t do that please.’
It paid off: Adriana struts down the catwalk during the Victoria’s Secret Show on Tuesday night
Instead, she made a show of flashing her
Starbucks coffee and cake: ‘I have my Starbucks coffee right there,’
and said that her intense diet comments were simply ‘a
She also said it is something she does not adhere to throughout the year.
‘It’s not that I do crazy diets
throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this
show, I become normal again!’ she told the Canadian network.
‘I know it’s
very intense but…I just have an athlete’s mind and I appreciate doing
Looking good: Adriana looked back to her best as she made her catwalk return at the prestigious underwear show