As a Victoria’s Secret model, working out comes as a huge part of the job – just take one look at Victoria Lee’s Instagram account… The Aussie model and David Jones ambassador takes her training very seriously, posting regularly from her sessions at Body By Simone in New York as well as Lizzie Bland’s studio in Sydney, Lean Bean Fitness.
Lizzie’s brand of exercise is based on continuous functional body weight movement that requires the whole body being activated, as “this improves muscle endurance and delivers the most bang for your workout buck,” explains Lizzie.
When it comes to training models, including Victoria, Lizzie focuses on resistance exercises with cardio bursts. “This set it designed to shock the body and peak heart rate to promote fat burn as well as deeply conditioning muscles."
Her secret weapon? Bland makes her clients wear 2 x 2.5kg ankle weights during sessions to really get the butt, legs and abs burning. She also uses Core Flyte Stability Trainers for advance strength exercises like planks.
"Equipment such as ankle weights and the CoreFlyte are extremely versatile and can be used for so many exercises,” explains Bland. “Our method of training favours minimal rest breaks– instead, moving straight onto a different muscle group, which in turn allows one area to recover as we work on something else!”
“Both pieces of equipment are particularly good for challenging your balance which is essential for conditioning the core as a whole rather than just the superficial muscles that tend to fire first. And when it comes to achieving that ‘long and lean’ look (our number 1 request when working with models) the secret is to stretch and strengthen your bod in equal measures."
Lizzie shared one of her favourite workouts with us, designed to be done anywhere, anytime.
Victoria Lee’s workout routine
1 min on each/repeat set 3 times
Equipment required: loop band, Core Flytes*, skip rope
- 1 knee tuck, 1 hip pike on Core Flytes
- Push up to down dog
- Twisted Mountain climber – knees to opposite elbow (on Core Flytes optional)
- Crab walk with loop band just above ankles
Round 1 – 1 min on each exercise
Round 2 – 50 sec on each exercise
Round 3 – 40 sec on each exercise
Round 4 – 30 sec on each exercise
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