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We Trained Like Victoria's Secret Models For A Week And This Is What Happened

For one week, we lived and exercised just like the Victoria’s Secret angels do.

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'Tis the season for the Victoria's Secret runway show. It's that time of year when everyone asks: How the hell do the models get those bodies? Is the workout really that special? Is there a magical elixir? Well, we decided to find out firsthand. Check out our experience here:

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We enlisted the help of professional trainer Steve Zim, who has trained models for Marie Claire, Cosmo, Vogue, Elle, and the Victoria's Secret runway show.

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We then began the seven-day transformation. Steve's workouts focus on higher reps and lower weight to avoid bulking the muscle, since training to be a model is training for a specific look, not for function.

Each workout was 90 minutes of high-rep, low-weight strength training plus 60 minutes of cardio.
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Each workout was 90 minutes of high-rep, low-weight strength training plus 60 minutes of cardio.

Between every rep, we stretched out completely, which is Steve's secret to getting the long, lean look.

And we definitely felt it!
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And we definitely felt it!

As another part of our challenge, every day we had to re-create a pose from the @Joja Instagram, a fitness account run by V.S. models Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes.

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The hardest part about this was that even though we felt good doing the exercises, we couldn't help but continually compare ourselves to their gorgeous bodies!

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Even though we only did this challenge for a week, we were surprised by how much our posture improved.

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And we were pretty much nailing it!

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Even if our bodies didn't look exactly like the models', we still looked fierce AF.

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All in all, we learned that the workouts that the Victoria's Secret angels do are by no means impossible — but at the end of the day, every body is beautiful for its own reason.

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