A combination of healthy diet and dedicated exercise is the ticket to achieving an in-shape physique, and Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio put this philosophy into gear during the two and a half months following the birth of her baby. She more than held her own next to her fellow Angels strutting down the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show last weekend where she sported lingerie and hard abs.
According to Alessandra's trainer Leandro Carvalho, "She gained quite a lot of weight. She was indulging herself in delicious Brazilian food [and] she had to pay the price." The stunning model was left with 20 more pounds on her frame after pregnancy, but hard work allowed her to walk the runway with confidence.
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Initially, Alessandra was limited in her workouts, having had a C-section. She was restricted from doing crunches, sit-ups, and lunges, and instead relied on things like climbing, walking, and using ankle weights. Later she added cardio to her routine, and Carvalho challenged Alessandra with his Brazilian Buttlift workout involving a unique combination of ballet, squats, lunges, and capoeira.
She performed the Buttlift workout for two hours every day — I tried capoeira when I was at the top of my fitness game and could barely walk the next day! Alessandra might have great genes, but there's no question this beauty is also one tough cookie.