Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima Revealed How She Manages to Stay in Shape

10:16 AM EST 12/9/2013 by Virginia Favis, Celebeat Reporter

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Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima revealed how she manages to stay in shape.

She is famous for having to walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 after only eight weeks of giving birth. This was all due to her intense workout plan that is designed by Michael Olajide, Jr., her trainer for the past six years.

The famous model revealed how she manages to keep in shape with Olajide: she uses a jump rope.

"With two little girls, it can be tough to find time to go to the gym,' Lima told Self magazine. 'Jumping rope is something I can easily do at home -- I try and squeeze it in during my daughters' naptime!'

She demonstrates her 30-minute workout at Olajide's studio in New York in a new video titled Train Like An Angel, produced by Self.

The first part of the workout is boxing sequences for her upper body. "Start with the feet shoulder width apart, hands in pyramid position, start slowly and build up momentum," Olajide instructed. 'You want to get full range of motion. See her shoulders are working, that means she's working her core."

Then, she uses the jump rope for her cardio. 'The faster you go, the more power and energy you're going to get," explained Olajide.

The first part of the jump rope routine is Lima will slightly bend her knees on impact. "Then take it to another level," said Olajide. 'Your legs should start to get straighter, and you start to go faster. Your abs are tightening up, and the shoulders are tightening up.' After that, Lima will do three minutes of the basic jump on and off at low then at high intensity.

When it comes to the crossover jump rope routine, Olajide advised that it is only for an intermediate level jump roper. 'It takes timing, it takes a little bit of patience,' explained Olajide. 'The rope will catch your feet but if you keep your hands down low there is less chance of that.'

After that is the crossover mixed with a double turn. 'This works coordination and works your mind,' said Olajide. 'And while you do the double turn you have to ignite every single muscle in the body,' he added. 'To finish, go hard.'

The last part of the routine is the side open jump. The trainer recommended doing it slow at first. After that you build up speed in order to burn calories.

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