With the constant coverage of the Olympics in Rio, everyone wants to know how to get a Brazilian body. The eyes aren’t just on the strong and toned Olympians. Brazilian people are just as super-fit and strong, especially when they are just hanging out in their bikinis.
Luckily, you can learn how to get a Brazilian body thanks to the following fitness pros. Victoria’s Secret supermodel Izabel Goulart opened up to Vogue about her workout that will help give you a bikini body that’s ready for those hot Brazilian beaches. Goulart revealed that fitness has always been an important part of her life, as she grew up playing sports.
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“Sport has been part of my life since [I was] very young,” Goulart told the publication. “Growing up, I was always the tallest girl in the class, so volleyball and basketball came naturally to me.”
Now, the Victoria’s Secret model is busy traveling the world in between going to Rio, Paris, and New York City. She says she has to make working out an important part of her schedule.
“I have a personal goal to work out one hour daily, no matter how busy my schedule is. Exercise just brings me a lot of focus and dedication to my everyday life.”
Because of this, Goulart has developed her Body By Ibiza workout plan. Since its launch, several followers have followed her #BodyByIbiza hashtag closely on social media. Goulart credits the results of her high-intensity workout, which she’s proud to be doing in her native country this month.
“Copacabana Beach in Rio is the best place to run and exercise in all of Brazil. Just the energy in Copacabana makes you want to move.”
Goulart has shared her workout with Vogue, which only involves four simple, but intense moves that you can perform anywhere.
- Rotating Side Plank
- Twisted Core Plank
- Hands-Free Power Burpee
- Resistance-Band Glutes and Thigh Blaster
If you want a curvaceous backside and sculpted glutes, then you will love the 20 minute Brazilian butt workout, brought you to you by KLFY News. The best thing about this workout is that you don’t need a gym membership or exercise equipment. The following four exercises will give you the Brazilian butt you’ve been wanting. Perform each of the exercises 12 to 15 times, and then repeat the whole circuit over three to four times.
- Alternating One-Legged Bridge
- Skater Jumps
- Plank Leg Lift
Now that you know how to work out like a Brazilian, you need to know how to eat like one. Although there are a lot of fit Brazilians, there is one problem plaguing South America and that’s obesity. According to a report via Organic Authority, 17 percent of Brazilian adults are obese, and over half of the country’s adults are overweight. The problem is due to the increase in popularity of ultra-processed foods.
Move over, processed foods, Brazilian superfoods are on its way in. Over the course of the past few years, the country has introduced its antioxidant-rich foods such as acai berries, and hydrating tonics like coconut water. With the spotlight on Rio de Janeiro, everyone’s wondering how to eat like an Olympian. Well, thanks to a previous article from Vogue, here are some superfoods you should stock up on.
- Coconut Water
- Acai Berry
- Camu Camu
In addition, the South American nation issued new health guidelines that focuses on more nutrients, fresh fruits, and vegetables. The new guidelines will bring healthy diets that “derive from socially and environmentally sustainable food systems.” For example, the new federal school lunch program will require “70 percent of funds be spent on natural, unprocessed ingredients.”
Brazil is trying its hardest to tackle both hunger, and an unhealthy lifestyle. By cutting down on processed food and sugar, and sticking to one of the Brazilian workout plans, you too can get an Olympic body.
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