Singer Taylor Swift blows a kiss to model Lily Aldridge as she performs during the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City on November 13, 2013
The Victoria’s Secret Angels just finished filming their annual runway show, and each of the girls worked super-hard at getting in camera-ready shape. #YagoChat brings you four exclusive workouts with a 20 minute workout video with Lily Aldridge (complimentary from Glamour.com) to assist with your New Year Resolutions for that sexy VS body! Do four sets of eight reps for each of the below moves. Remember to stretch before and in-between each workout.
Tune in Tuesday, December 10 at 10/9c, on CBS to the annual Victoria Secrets Show. Performances will be by American Music Award winner Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle.
The Move: Leg Lifts
Lie on your left side, flat against the floor. Rest your head on your left upper arm. Bend your right (top) leg at the knee and cross over in front of left leg, resting your right arm on your right hip. Meanwhile, keep left leg straight. Using inner thigh muscle, lift left leg about six inches off floor. Using resistance with the inner thigh muscle (not gravity), slowly lower your leg.
The Move: Outer Thigh Lifts
Now, time to work that right leg. Laying on your left side, extend your right leg up, hips parallel, pulling in with your stomach. Hold up, then do small circles, stabilizing your movements with your core.
The Move: One-Legged Bridge
Lay flat with your back against the mat. Pull in with the stomach and lift up your hips until your feet are in demi pointe (toes only on the ground). Too hard? Keep feet flat to modify. Lift right leg, then extend hips up. Lower the leg, do one more bridge, then put leg down and repeat.
The Move: Lunge With Swan Arms
Start standing up. Open toes, bend both knees down into pile position, then stretch up, extending elbows high and lift onto back toe.
Receive more tips at Ballet Beautiful with Lily’s trainer (and Ballet Beautiful’s founder) Mary Helen Bowers. The practice, which is comprised of targeted exercises and stretches to sculpt and tone sleek, ballerina-style muscles, has benefits including incredible posture (a must for walking in those Angel wings) and a super-strong core.