All The Surprising Victoria’s Secret Model Fitness Hacks Their Trainer Uses

More sex, less screen time, go outside

All The Surprising Victoria's Secret Model Fitness Hacks Their Trainer Uses

by Phoebe Parke |

I’m not sure what I expected when I read an interview with Russ Bateman, the man who trains Victoria's Secret models, but it wasn’t this.

Where I expected to find recommendations for gruelling spin classes and 900-karat gold facials I found ‘spend less time on your phone’ and GO OUTSIDE MORE.

Maybe training to be a supermodel is easier than we all thought?

Bateman has been speaking to Glamour UK about his training regime for models, and it’s not what you think at all.

Let’s explore.

Get some damn sleep!

‘Sleep is the one thing I ask girls about before they train with us,’ says Russ. ‘It's the primary time that the body recovers from exercise and it's also when you'll be rebuilding torn muscle tissues.’

Is this an excuse for a lie in?! Loving these tips already.

READ MORE: 21 Celebs Who Are Vegan

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Celebrities Who Are Vegan

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UK-based music artist JME is into more than just grime - try plant-based diets.

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Miley went on the path to veganism in 2014 after her beloved dog Floyd died, which prompted her to stop consuming animal products. She even has a tattoo of a sunflower with leaves that form a "V" shape - a symbol of which is often used to represent veganism on food labels.

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Joining Miley in 2015, Liam decided to be vegan. "The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to [eat meat]," he told Men's Fitness. "There are no negatives to eating like this," he told the magazine. "I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it."

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Kate Winslet has been an advocate for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for several years now, and she's also narrated videos about boycotting restaurants that serve foie gras.

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Natalie Portman is such a strong believer in the vegan diet that she produced and narrated a new documentary called Eating Animals, which is all about the people who raise and grow our food.

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J-Lo credits her high energy levels to a plant-based diet. Well, something has to fuel all of that dancing, after all!

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Supermodel and UN environmental ambassador Gisele believes that going vegan is a good way to fight climate change. Plus, she always has glowing skin, and we reckon her diet must contribute to that.

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Jenna Dewan Tatum was previously a vegetarian, but has since switched over to a vegan diet. She told Natural Health magazine that after the switch, her "skin cleared up, I had a ton more energy and I just felt clearer in the head."

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Pop sensation Ariana Grande is another A-lister who's a fan of the vegan diet. In 2013, she told The Mirror, "I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person."

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Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch became a full vegan in 2015. She's even launched her own vegan podcast!

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Sia has been a vegetarian since 2010 and a full vegan for the last few years. But our real question is: how does she eat under that mass of hair?

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As well as following a vegan diet, Kat Von D's cosmetics company, Kat Von D Beauty, has vegan products. These don't contain any animal products or by-products, and haven't been tested on animals, either.

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Both Kate and Rooney Mara lead the vegan lifestyle. And did you know that Rooney is also gluten-free?

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Emily, sister of Zoe Deschanel has long been a vegan and a supporter of animal rights.

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The Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson is both vegan and a fan of the raw food diet. Basically, he eats very clean.

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Made In Chelsea star Lucy Watson is on a vegan mission. She claims it has cleared her skin and given her heaps of energy, hence why her Instagram is packed with vegan food snaps and recipes.

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Like her sis Lucy, Tiffany Watson is also an advocate of the vegan diet. They're even working on a joint vegan restaurant feature!

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Is Demi Moore proof that a vegan diet is anti-ageing? We think so.

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During an interview with AOL in 2016, Stevie said, "I've been a vegan for two years, so that's helped my already good-looking self. I think that eating healthy is important." What a sense of humour.

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Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has been a vegetarian for almost 15 years, and he's also recently become vegan.

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Pamela Anderson is a big PETA campaigner and has taken part in over 20 initiatives over the last 20 years, in a bid to encourage more people to turn vegan and vegetarian.

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Leona Lewis grew up in a vegan household, so a plant-based diet comes naturally to her. Over the years she's switched between vegan and vegetarian diets.

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Here's an interesting fact: Thandie Newton was named PETA's "Sexiest Vegan of 2014" in the UK.

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Believe it or not, but boxer David Haye is also a vegan. He's been following a plant-based diet since 2014, and has even launched his own range of vegan protein.

Have more sex

Apparently sex is good for your immunity, stress relief and managing pain. ‘A female orgasm can more than double a woman's tolerance for pain because it's an analgesic not an anaesthetic, meaning it suppresses pain,’ he told Glamour UK.

Eat some vegetables (duh)!

Do you have a friend that says ‘I’m not having carbs’ at every meal you have together? Well, Russ says that it’s better to say ‘I will have vegetables with my meal’ instead. Obviously, for most people, eating more vegetables is better than cutting out an entire food group.

Russ also endorses our Friday night takeaway (kind of), he says having a cheat meal at the end of the week is smart, or as he puts it; ‘The elephant didn't move without a reward.’

Don’t do the same boring exercise over and over

Russ suggest mixing up your workout so you don’t get bored. So no more hours spent on the treadmill? Fab.

Stop scrolling

In a very Red Hot Chili Peppers moment, Russ says you should throw away your television and instead go outside, cut down the time you spend on your phone, and stop scrolling Instagram; 'It's procrastinating and you get lost in a strange world based on peer pressure and competitive boasting.’

Okay, that’s it, I’m getting off the internet.

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