Elliptical Tips — Because Who Isn’t Motivated to Move Their Ass After the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

If the Victoria’s Secrets Fashion Show didn’t motivate you to move your ass, then I don’t know what will.

I mean, honestly. Did you see those sex kittens? Hellllloo fitspiration.

After researching the pre-show prep, I’ve found that all of the VS model’s work their asses off before the show…For instance: they spend a lot of time on core work [ this strengthens their posture too ], many of the models follow the blood type diet, & they also incorporate boxing/light weight lifting/jump roping into their fitness sch. Adriana Lima describes the fashion show prep as “really, really intense.”

Annnnnd a month before the show they drink at least a gallon of water a day; a few days before production they go lighter on the water to tighten every thing up. DEDICATION, much?!

Cardio is a huge part of the Victoria’s Secrets model process too.

So on that note, let’s talk about the Elliptical. I am not a runner. Personally, running makes me way too hungry. To each its own though. If running floats your boat, then run your little your heart out. Do what works well for you.

When I’m in a rush & want to sweat, I turn to the Elliptical.

+ Elliptical Tips:

+ Pay attention to your feet. If you use your heels, it will work your hamstrings & booty more. If you’re on your toes it will tone the front of your thighs. Pick your poison.

 + Use your arms & legs equally to increase your heart rate. This works a muscle you don’t see: the heart!

+ Core tips. If you’re interested in toning up your core, go hands free. This tests your balance & works the core. Imagine someone is going to punch you in the stomach; keep your abs tight the whole workout.

+ Mix it up. Start hard [ think 13 or 14 resistance ] & go down from there.

+ Shoot for an hour. If you can’t squeeze that in, try for at least thirty minutes.

+ Posture. Keep your head in line with your spine.

+ Cool down. Try to incorporate a five minute cool down at the end of each Elliptical session.

For more VS model tips and tricks, click here.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss. 

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22 comments on Elliptical Tips — Because Who Isn’t Motivated to Move Their Ass After the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?

  1. Melissa Cervone
    12.05.12 at 4:31 pm (1 year ago)

    Ha! Amen!! And Adriana Lima rocks! I follow her on insta and she’s always posting pics of her at the gym/kickboxing! Its encouraging knowing even the angels have to work for it! :)

    Reply
    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 11:38 am (1 year ago)

      Love her Insta! Hot mama!

  2. Cai
    12.05.12 at 5:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Ahh thank you for posting this!
    What is the blood type diet?

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    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 11:37 am (1 year ago)

      LOVE this! Thanks for sharing, Aisha!

  3. Brittany @ proteinandpumps
    12.05.12 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Great tips – I tend to neglect the elliptical but its always a nice change. So many ways to switch it up!
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    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 11:36 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Brittany!

  4. Arantha
    12.06.12 at 10:11 am (1 year ago)

    Love it! I typically don’t like the elliptical, I get bored for some reason. But this has motivated me to try it again! Running totally makes me hungry too, you’re so right! But I enjoy doing walk/running intervals to good music…the time flys by for me on the treadmill!
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    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

      : ) I usually watch TV on Elliptical. Try watching Housewives ; ). XO.

  5. Sarah
    12.06.12 at 1:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey Lauren I love your blog! Your tips are so amazing! You talked about a resistance at 13/14. What about the incline, what would you suggest?

    Reply
    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 4:03 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Sarah; so happy you like it! I like incline super, super high (the whole time). : )))

  6. Kirsty
    12.06.12 at 2:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi lauryn, would you recommend the elliptical over a treadmill? And why?

    X

    Reply
    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

      I just prefer the Elliptical over the Treadmill. The Treadmill makes me famished with hunger. The Elliptical is easier on my knees too ; ). XO.

  7. laura
    12.06.12 at 3:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for the motivation today! I have been sick and was trying to decide if I should work out today. Well the answer is YES! Even if it is not as hard core as I would it to be, doing something is better than nothing!

    Reply
    • laurynevarts
      12.06.12 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

      YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR! Way to inspire me ; ).

  8. Whitney
    12.07.12 at 5:07 am (1 year ago)

    Do you have any ellipticals you recommend for in-home use? Love this post – thanks!!

    Reply
    • laurynevarts
      12.07.12 at 10:19 am (1 year ago)

      I love the Precor ; ).

    • laurynevarts
      12.07.12 at 10:18 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks girl!

  9. Caroline
    01.10.13 at 12:40 am (1 year ago)

    Which Precore model do you have?

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  10. Marie
    08.30.13 at 11:57 am (8 months ago)

    Since I moved to SD, for no real reason I became like addicted to elliptical (and workout) … 1hour everyday at least, added to my everyday-workout ! My body change so fast, it’s just C.R.A.Z.Y !!

    Love your blog ! Amazing tips !!!
    Thanks to share with us !

    XO.

    Reply

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