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Adriana Lima's boxercise secrets

Published 23/12/2013 | 14:18

Adriana working hard at the gym
Adriana working hard at the gym
The VS model shared this sweaty selfie with her coach
Her efforts clearly pay off as she is Victoria's Secret's longest running Angel

Adriana Lima loves a "challenge" while exercising.

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The 32-year-old model often flaunts her enviable curves while wearing underwear for lingerie giant Victoria's Secret.

When keeping her body in shape ahead of the label's annual show Adriana enjoys an activity which tests her physical fitness as well as replenishing her mentality.

"I boxed twice a week [before the show]. It's great for the body, wonderful for the mind and it gives you the best shape ever. Plus, it is a challenge, which I love. When I'm travelling I'll pack a skipping rope in my bag as you can skip anywhere," she explained to British magazine You.

"My husband [Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric] and I have bikes and like to cycle around Miami, where we live."

Fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss also enjoys taking part in vigorous workouts. She chooses exercise which gives her the exact figure she is after.

Adriana Lima has celebrated her 13th year of modelling
Adriana Lima has celebrated her 13th year of modelling
The supermodel made her catwalk debut in 2000
She became the darling of Sao Paolo in Brazil during her first year of work
Adriana Lima became a Victoria's Secret model soon after her catwalk debut
She has sported a number of quirky looks over the years
For Fashion Week in Brazil, Adriana embraced a carnivale style ensemble
She was soon unveiled as the face of Maybelline
Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio pose together in 2001
The Brazilian bombshell stunned on the runway in 2002
Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Santa and Tyra Banks at the Herald Square in New York City
Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks during Victoria's Secret "Backstage Sexy" Photo Book Preview -
At Sao Paulo Fashion Week in 2002, she was dating American rocker Lenny Kravtiz
Karolina Kurkova, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana
Models Gisele Bundchen, Oluchi Onweagba and Adriana Lima attend the launch party for the new photo book, "Backstage Sexy" at Spice Market in 2003
Models Selita Ebanks, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima attend the Victoria's Secret Angels event as they receive the Hollywood Award of Excellence in 2007
Adriana Lima during The 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Oluchi Onweagba, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, and Gisele Bundchen at the Victoria's Secret Herald Square Store in New York, New York in her early Angel days
Victoria's Secret Supemodels, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum stand together as they participate in the Angels Across America Tour in 2004
Model Adriana Lima wearing Luca Luca Spring 2005 during Olympus Fashion Week
Adriana Lima wearing Versace Haute Couture during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Autumn-Winter in 2003/2004
Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima
Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Gisele Bundchen, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima and Izabel Goulart celebrate after their runway show
She is Victoria's Secret's longest lasting Angel
Victoria's Secret Models, Karolina Kurkova, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Alessandra Ambrosio at the The 10th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory in New York
Adriana Lima backstage at Luca Luca Spring 2005
Model Adriana Lima at the 12th Annual Victorias Secret Fashion Show at The Kodak Theatre in 2007
Adriana Lima at the The New York State Armory in New York City, New York
Adriana Lima during 11th Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood
Model Adriana Lima at the 12th Annual Victorias Secret Fashion Show at The Kodak Theatre in 2007
Model Heidi Klum, Model Adriana Lima and Model Karolina Kurkova during the 12th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007
The bombshell shows off her post baby body just weeks after giving birth at the VS Fashion Show last year
Model Adriana Lima walks the runway at Desigual's Spring-Summer 2014 Collection "For Everybody: Sex, Fun & Love" during 080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2013
Model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Models Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Model Adriana Lima performs during the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

"I love SoulCycle - it's really good to just sweat like crazy - but I also like to do plenty of strength training, conditioning and toning," she added. "If you do too much cardio, you just get really skinny; I like to look strong and sexy."

Unlike her fellow models, British beauty Cara Delevingne doesn't have as much control over her exercising habits as she'd like to. Rather than undertake a regular routine the 21-year-old blonde struggles to learn her limits.

"I have been working out a lot - I just keep going and pushing myself until I crash and burn, which isn't good. I never really know when to stop; when you are modelling you are constantly on the go and don't have the time to realise you need to slow down," she admitted.

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