Typically, when we think of Victoria’s Secret Models, the first image to come to mind are tall, beautiful women who dominate the runway in glamorous lingerie. While we’re quick to associate Victoria’s Secret Models with their looks, we tend to forget the extensive training it takes to achieve the ultimate Victoria’s Secret Model’s body. That’s why I decided to put my body to the test, and followed a Victoria’s Secret Model’s full body workout for 5 days.
Similar to many people, I entered the New Year with the goal that I would get in shape and hit the gym more often. While I’ve failed at this in the past, I realized my mistake was choosing workouts that didn’t push me mentally or physically. I figured, if I really wanted to see results and feel more motivated to go to the gym, I would need to find a workout that kept me on my toes. After hours of searching through Victoria’s Secret Model’s workout articles, I came across a full body Victoria’s Secret Model’s workout that I believed would challenge me.
The Victoria’s Secret Model’s workout I chose, consisted of 4 different parts:
My biggest struggle with working out is finding the time to actually do it. Out of all of the Victoria’s Secret Model’s workouts I came across, I chose this one because it was quick and easy, at least that was my initial thought. As someone with a busy schedule, I wanted to choose a workout that was low maintenance and to the point, but would also break a sweat.
For the 5 days I completed this workout, I would start off by running a mile. My intention was to increase my mileage over the course of the days, but found this to be harder than anticipated. In addition to this, I completed each workout twice or more.
The first two days of completing the Victoria Secret Model’s workout were the hardest. After running my mile, I jumped head first into the Legs/Butt portion. Next, I focused on Arms/Back and Core. My favorite exercises from these portions were the lunges, tricep dips, and fire hydrants. While completing these exercises was definitely challenging, I found myself to be more engaged. My usual workout consists of mainly cardio with a small portion dedicated to lifting weights. By changing up my workout, I was more interested in completing the exercise itself. Once I completed the core portion of the workout, I could feel my muscles contracting. I had to give myself a couple of breaks throughout the exercise portions in order to catch my breath. I wasn’t accustomed to working these specific parts of my body which made the workout even harder. After the first day, I woke up with my legs, arms, and abs in pretty sore condition. Despite the slight pain that came with moving my limbs, I knew I had to keep moving forward. Due to the soreness of my body, I found myself taking a little longer to complete the workout on the second day, however, this did not stop me from completing the workout two times over as intended.
By day three, I found the Victoria’s Secret Model’s work out to be a bit easier. I knew what to expect and was able to rely on memory rather than staring at the workout on my phone. Additionally, after watching multiple videos of each workout, I was able to achieve the right form. I tried to up the ante and ran two miles rather than one. While I completed each portion of the workout twice, I doubled the number of lunges, butt lifts, tricep dips, and push-ups that were included in the original workout. Similar to the first two days, I found myself having to take a handful of breaks in order to catch my breath. By the time I was done with the workout, I was so exhausted I was ready to go to sleep. While the workout seems easy from first glance, it got my heart beating and lots of sweat dripping. Thankfully, I didn’t find myself struggling as much as I did the first two days.
At this point in the week, I was only a couple of days away from completing from Spring Semester. With the semester ending, my stress levels were through the roof due to the number of papers and presentations I had to complete. Because of the amount of stress I was experiencing, I found myself less motivated compared to the previous days. I would be lying if I said I didn’t consider giving up, however, I was able to pull myself together and go to the gym. After arriving at the gym, I made my way over to the treadmill. I decided to push myself by running 2.5 miles at a higher speed. Usually, I absolutely hate running and wish for it to be over as soon as possible, but for some reason, I found myself enjoying the run. Since my body was getting adjusted to the workout, I decided to complete it 3 times rather than just two. After completing the first two rounds, I noticed I didn’t have to stop as much and that I was able to control my breathing better. By the time I completed the third round of the exercises, I was sweating profusely, my arms and legs were burning, and I was ready to call it a night. Although I was hesitant to move forward with the workout at first, I found myself being relieved once it was over. I was able to sweat out all of my stress and clear my mind. I’m glad I made the decision to go to the gym because by the end of it, my mind was clear and I was leaving the gym happy.
By day five I was feeling more confident and motivated to complete the Victoria’s Secret Model’s work out. Typically, when I return home from a busy day of classes and work, I have no desire to go to the gym. By that point, I just want to relax and spend my time binge-watching Netflix series. Surprisingly, I was hyped to complete my workout and headed over to the gym without a second thought. At this point in the week, I knew the Victoria’s Secret Model’s workout by heart and was able to complete the exercises with no trouble. While I was sore from the previous day, I could feel my muscles strengthening. When I first started the workout, I had to take a break between each portion of the exercises, now I was able to complete them without stopping. I made the decision to triple the reps of each exercise because I really wanted to end with a bang. Out of the 5 days, I found this day to be the easiest. I was also able to complete my run and the full body workout in the fastest amount of time. I didn’t want to push myself too hard because I still consider myself to be an amateur when it comes to working out. Although the exercises became easier, I was still trying to decipher how hard I could push my body and what I felt most comfortable doing.
I didn’t have too many expectations going into this experiment. I knew I wanted to try different exercises and build some stamina, but I didn’t expect to do as well as I did. I’m going to continue to try to incorporate these Victoria’s Secret Model’s workouts into my everyday workout. Over the course of the 5 days, I was already starting to see a slight difference in my legs and stomach. I also noticed a difference in not only my physical health but my mental health as well. I was aware that exercise helps decrease stress and clears the mind, but I never experienced that for myself. I found the workout to be the perfect outlet for clearing my mind and getting my head straight. If I were to do this again, I would definitely try to include even more exercises. I found a good amount of articles with different workouts and exercises so I’m going to try to combine them or set certain workouts for specific days. I highly recommend this Victoria’s Secret Model’s workout to anyone who’s looking to change up their routine. Overall, I found this experiment to be a positive experience and I gained a new perspective on the training that VS Models have to undergo.