The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show happens each year and every time, I find myself getting more and more excited.
Even though they are genetically blessed, these girls still work very hard to get and maintain their looks. And what’s even more admirable, they do it by leading a healthy and fit lifestyle. It’s great to get inspiration from their workouts and their confidence on the runway!
One of the models I absolutely love is Taylor Hill. And recently, she has been posting a LOT of her pre-Victoria Secret fashion show workouts on Instagram, and her hard work definitely paid off. She is looking more amazing than ever!
Taylor takes a few different approaches to health and wellness than many of the Victoria Secret Angels and we’re going to take a look at just how she keeps her great figure.
Taylor doesn’t follow a super calorie-restrictive diet. Instead, she focuses on eating lots of fresh, healthy food. Yes, that means carbs are not off limits! As long as they’re natural and unrefined, that is.
She incorporates lean protein, fresh vegetables, sprouted grains, sweet potatoes, and even rice!
The purpose of her diet is to keep her body fueled up and ready to handle the intense workouts she enjoys most.
The key to keeping her figure without constantly cutting calories is enjoying her
Taylor’s workouts are focused on strength training.
She works her entire
Taylor enjoys spending a lot of time in the gym, making use of the equipment as much as possible. During gym sessions, she uses weights and resistance bands to work on muscle tone and strength.
Cardio can be tough for everyone and Taylor is no exception. She doesn’t love cardio but she knows it’s good for her body.
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Before the show, her workout changes a bit both in routine and intensity.
Leading up to a major fashion event or show, Taylor starts training harder. Before the 2017 Victoria Secret Show, she was working with Lauren Duhamel. This year, before the 2018 Victoria Secret Show, she was working with Kristina Forest.
When she trains with Lauren, the focus is on muscle isolation and building tone.
They accomplish this by working with light free weights or using bodyweight to target muscle groups. Each session combines slow movements with increased repetitions to target specific areas while maintaining perfect form.
This helps isolate different muscle groups and shifts the focus of the session from building muscle to building strength. Remember, you can be strong without being bulky. You can read more about it here.
Her sessions with Kristina are often even more hard-core.
During these workouts, Taylor focuses on keeping her heart rate up and moving from one movement to the next in quick succession to burn lots of calories. Kristina coaches her through each exercise and keeps her motivated to continue pushing herself to her limit.
These workouts combine strength training and cardio into one intense circuit. But since Taylor needs to stay slim and lean, Kristina runs her through the workout with resistance bands, exercise balls, and bodyweight exercises but they also use traditional dumbbells and barbells.
For example, she does Turkish get-ups which build core strength and improve balance.
To get those fantastic abs and to strengthen her core, especially right before the show, she often uses a stability ball. She challenges her abs and butt by doing planks and glute bridges.
Here’s a video of her preparing for the Victoria’s Secret Show. I mean, just look at this girl! This is hard work, ladies.
And if you’re interested in more workouts that will get you abs like Taylor’s, I have a similar workout routine here.
Everyone’s body is different and that means what works for Taylor may not be the right choice for you. It all comes down to body type. Some body types put on muscle and bulk more easily than others.
This means that super intense and heavy workouts may help you build strength, but they could also cause your shoulders, back, chest, and legs to bulk up. So if your goal is to get lean, those exercises may not be the best choice.
However, if you have a body type that’s similar to Taylor’s where it’s difficult for you to gain muscle, then these workouts might be absolutely perfect for you!
It’s easy to assume you should just jump on the treadmill, but there are other ways to keep your heart rate up just like Taylor does.
Just because Taylor can indulge in carbs and incorporate hardcore workouts into her workout routine without bulking up doesn’t mean that you’ll have the same results. The best place to start is with a workout that’s designed for YOUR goals and your body type.
And if you still have doubts about choosing the right fitness program for you, I wrote a whole blog post about it. You can find it here.
Let me know what you think about Taylor’s workout routine in the comments section! Would you try it?
Love Rachael xx
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