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In the lead up to this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, there’s one particular piece of kit that 23-year-old VS model Megan Williams will be using in her rigorous training training – and it’s pretty old school.
Skipping is often associated with boxers – to help fighters improve their cardio endurance – yet Williams’ style gives it a huge dose of elegance.
The model told Men’s Health that she fell into “jump rope” a couple of years ago when seeking new workout inspiration.
She has been perfecting her technique ever since under the watchful eyes of Olympic boxer Regilio Tuur, and now swears by the rope to get her heart pumping during her regular training sessions.
But it’s apparently a lot harder than it looks.
When Williams showed off her moves to Men’s Health at the TechnoGym in Manhattan last month, she added lunges, squats, jumping jacks, and oblique twists into her skipping routine while maintaining impeccable posture and gazelle-like grace. Her workout certainly put Men’s Health fitness editor Ebenezer Samuel through his paces.
The magazine wrote that Williams can even manage “a double under and then immediately twist the rope and jump again.” Good technique apparently requires timing and footwork.
She doesn’t just limit herself to skipping rope, though. Williams’ other favourite workouts appear to include boxing…
…And weight training.
Her diet – which consists of chicken salads, “fruit, fruit, and more fruit,” and high-protein foods like “eggs, cheese, and peanut butter” – will no doubt also play a role in her pre-show prep.