Walking in a Victoria’s Secret fashion show is no joke. Sure, it might look like it’s all wings, hair and bejewelled bras, but those Victoria’s Secret models train hard to get runway ready. And while the angels are known to do a variety of workouts from boxing to barre, there is one particular workout that multiple angels swear by: The Megaformer.
Meet the Megaformer a.k.a The Ultimate Victoria’s Secret Model Workout
Loved by Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt and Alessandra Ambrosio, the Megaformer a.k.a. The ultimate Victoria’s Secret workout is, well, like Pilates on crack.
A high-tension machine that is twice the size of a traditional reformer bed and with double the resistance options, the Megaformer is the ultimate mix of strength and cardio.
Utilised as part of the Lagree Method created by Sebastien Lagree, the models favour it for its ability to lengthen and strengthen at the same time.
How does it work?
“It’s a cardiovascular workout, it’s strength training, and it’s not going to bulk them up,” Lagree told People magazine. “It helps create that long, lean look.”
“When you keep a muscle contraction for over 60 seconds, it’s going to have that effect of really tightening and sculpting the muscle,” explained Lagree, whose other fans include include Meghan Markle, Sophia Vergara and Kim Kardashian.
“Usually you do it for a shorter time, but we do sets that are 60 to 120 seconds, and that’s how much time you keep the muscle tense. It’s very hard to do, so you’ll see people shaking and sweating. It definitely increases the heart rate, and that’s the magic.”
Thanks to the intensity of the Method, Lagree says the angels only need to hop on the Megaformer three times a week for hour-long sessions to see results.
Why do they love it?
“I think the reason why models may like this over other workouts is because they can do everything all at once,” he told TooFab.com. “You don’t need to go for an hour run, and then an hour weight training, then an hour of stretch, 30 minutes of abs.”
“Physical fitness is more than being able to run a long distance or lift heavy weights at the gym; or how long you worked out or at what intensity,” Lagree explains on his website. “While these are important measures of fitness, they only address single areas. Physical fitness is made up of five basic elements: cardio, strength, endurance, body composition, and flexibility.”
Safe to say, this workout nails every single one!
Want to try the Megaformer for yourself? If you’re in Sydney, head to www.physicore.com.au for more information!
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