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Adriana Lima's Favorite Cardio Workout

Adriana Lima's Favorite Cardio Workout

Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima is a Brazilian knockout, and she's been working on perfecting every definition of that word with her workouts in the ring. After trying multiple forms of fitness like running, spinning, and yoga, Adriana has found that boxing is what keeps her body and mind guessing best. She says there's something new to learn every day and this dynamic makes her feel consistently challenged.

Here's what else she told People about her love for boxing:

Boxing! It’s my favorite thing to do because it’s always exciting. It’s the best type of cardio that you can do. And you build up muscles without being too big, just lean muscles.

Her enthusiasm for the workout — and those impressive stems — makes me want to put on a pair of gloves and get punching. My gym offers a couple of boxing classes, but if yours hasn't added them to the schedule you can always pick up a boxing DVD. Have you tried this knock-out workout yet?


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VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 8 years
i wish i had the time/opportunity to do it
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I've always wanted to try it.
acyl acyl 8 years
Yeah, I think the last thing AL has to worry about is getting big muscles.
bellabunny bellabunny 8 years
I've read that many of the Victoria's Secret models box for fitness. I saw a video of Marissa Miller (the blond on that looks like Jessica Simpson)doing it to get ready for the big fashion show they do every year. My question is... can the kickboxing classes at the gym give you the same results as actually putting on the gloves and boxing a bag or a person with pads? Maybe this is a stupid question.
crystalvillage06 crystalvillage06 8 years
I love cardio kickboxing! I think she has a very impressive body. She is toned but still has a nice shape.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I do Tae-Bo and cardio kickboxing DVDs sometimes. I really like the's definitely very intense and a great workout.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I've never been impressed with her body.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
I actually go kickboxing one a week for 45 minutes which I love! I couldn't just punch, I need to kick too :P
LindsayLou LindsayLou 8 years
Yes! I'm addicted to the boxing classes at my gym. I try to go at least twice a week. Amazing workout!
michlny michlny 8 years
I normally wouldn't post something "not nice," but I saw her on Fox & Friends this weekend and she looked awful. I guess she did her own hair & make-up....but her hair, face, body.....just didn't look good. It's nice to know even she has good days and bad days! :)
Deannaa..I couldn't agree more. That aside, I LOVE boxing. It is so exhilarating, so tiring and it works everything.
deanna024 deanna024 8 years
Ah the old "you can build muscles without getting too big." Ladies, please! You ain't gonna be sporting bodybuilder guns unless you train and supplement like a bodybuilder. Lifting weight a few times a week and various cardio alone will not make you "big."
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