Adriana Lima and I have one thing in common: squeezed knuckles courtesy of boxing. "Sometimes they open," she says with a smile.
So, after a boxing workout with your trainer, Dino Spencer is set to celebrate the launch of Puma's Mode XT sneaker (Lima is a brand ambassador): she likes to share her combat scars and squeaks when she does I see that I have them too: "It's strong," she says. "And I love the challenge." Her agent, less enthusiastic about the bruises, would certainly prefer a less physical way to strengthen: "No sparring," he says.
But for someone who has just worked with one of the best boxing trainers in Miami, someone who likes the fact that their ankles "open" from time to time, Lima glows ̵
Our similarities stop at our injured ankles. and our differences start with this effortless glow after training. I'm red and sweating like a beach in Salvador, Brazil (the hometown of Lima), and my sideline sneaks out of her plaited braid as if she were hi her favorite supermodel. But I try to play cool and decline their water supply. Lima insists: "Still or sparkling?" Um, right? Did Adriana Lima just wait for me? (Related: The coolest boxing equipment for the next Sweat Sesh)
The people they know confirm: The Victoria's Secret model is a pretty AF (and will probably not be in the Kicking ass, even if the face is it could be her). "When she entered my gym for the first time, I tried to make sure no one bothered her with image and autograph requests, but she looked at me like," I do not need special treatment, "says George Foreman III, who trains Lima when she's in Boston
Foreman says that if he was not a model, Lima could be a professional boxer, "undoubtedly without question," and adds that she is a "racketeer through and through." (Spencer speaks that feeling during our workout in Miami, "I'm waiting for her to give up this stupid modeling thing and start fighting.") In fact, Lima has been engaged in the sport for over 15 years before any other model in sport jumped into the boxing ring in the name of a badass Instagram photo. " Of the over 40 professional and amateur fighters I have coached and trained, I've only seen their discipline and discipline a few times in their careers, "says Foreman," and she's a really good one Boxer. "
The secret of engagement, Lima believes, is not so much exceptional discipline and discipline as finding something that you really love. "I tried lifting weights, step aerobics, yoga – I tried everything," she says. "But I found my comfort zone in boxing."
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Always have a backup plan: "If I do not have access to the gym, I can find a place where I can jump rope. You can jump everywhere. "
Get a quick sugar hit: " I have a teaspoon of raw honey or some orange juice when I feel like it 'I need a bit more energy.'
Do not expect to nail every training session every time: "I just tried Jujitsu, and I was not so good," she says. "It was fun, but I think I need more practice." See? There is this grain.
Treat yourself to what you love: "I love cakes – all sorts of cakes … vanilla, chocolate – but I've recently discovered Nutella brownies, and that's my favorite treat." (Do something similar at home: This single-serve brownie is the ultimate after-work treat)