Brazil Butt Lift by Leandro CarvalhoSo what do Alessandra Ambrosio, Raica Oliveira, Ana Beatriz Barros, Fernanda Motta and Gisele Bundchen all have in common?  Well besides looking “divine from behind”, all of these models have had sessions with the Brazil Butt master Leandro Carvalho.  No, Leandro is not a plastic surgeon, he is a personal trainer and one of his specialties is giving you perfect ass-ets. If all of these models seek out Leandro Carvalho to sculpt their butts then maybe we can to,  if you don’t mind traveling to New York and paying some hefty personal trainer fees. Wait a second, Leandro Carvalho has come out with a workout you can do at home called the Brazil Butt Lift. This is great news.  You won’t have to book that flight to New York just yet.  You can tone and tighten your best asset in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  Now that’s a deal.  Yes, you can get the same trainer Alessandra Ambrosio uses to keep her butt looking good at a fraction of the cost.  Bikini season is just around the corner. Can you pass the pencil test?  In case you are wondering what the pencil test is I will go over it here for you now.  What you do is take a pencil and place it in the crease where your butt meets the back of your thigh.  If the pencil stays in place then you are lacking some lift and the Brazil Butt Lift is just what you are looking for.  The goal is to lose some fat and firm your butt so the pencil falls to the floor.

Leandro Carvalho is originally from Brazil and has earned his degree in physical education and is certified by all of the major fitness training entities.  Prior to this he has danced with companies like Mercer Cunningham.  If you are looking to find Leandro, you can usually find him at the Equinox Fitness Club in New York City where he teaches his Brazil Butt Lift class.  New York magazine awarded this butt tightening class the “Best Bikini Prep Class” in New York in 2004.

It all started when Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio approached Leandro back in 2001 and wanted a program to specifically target and tone her butt without bulking up her legs.  Alessandra was worried about about doing squats and other leg exercises since she want to stay lean in the legs.  As a result, the Brazil Butt Lift was born and along with it came a lot more models to train who wanted that awesome looking butt. To get started on your butt transformation just go to Brazil Butt Lift and then go to Macy’s and get your new bikini.

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Baby Got Brazil, Part II

Q&A with Leandro Carvalho

In Part II of the series, Beachbody® Director of Results Steve Edwards sat down with the creator of Brazil Butt Lift—Leandro Carvalho—to talk history, the myth, the name, and training. Here’s what the “Brazilian Butt Master” had to say about the latest Beachbody health and fitness program.

Q: How did you get into fitness instruction?

A: At first, I was teaching jazz and tap dance. As I learned more, I moved into aerobics. While I was working on my master’s degree (in Recreation), I started to teach children. Some of these kids’ parents worked for Petrobras, a large oil company. Word got out and they (Petrobras) hired me to create fitness programs for their employees. Petrobras is physically enormous, and they have these giant campuses. There, I opened 10 gyms and not only taught their employees, but trained both the police and the firefighters. [Petrobras employs its own police and fire departments.]

Q: When did you realize your first big break?

A: This (Peterobras) job paid very well, so I was pretty set up in Brazil. Then, I got an offer to come to New York and dance with Merce Cunningham. This, more than anything, was my dream! So, I saved as much money as I could for a year and moved to New York—not knowing one word of English.

Q: First impressions?

A: When I landed in New York, I spoke almost no English, and I didn’t know a soul. After wandering around the docks like someone in an immigration movie, I finally found an old lady who brought me to the school where I was going to dance. That’s how it started for me in the States.

From the time I arrived in New York, my life has been filled with angels—both literally and figuratively.

Q: How did you get over the initial shock of being in a new country?

A: After eight months in America, I was accepted to a new program in recreation therapy at New York University (NYU). Since I had the money to pay for their fledgling program, they happily accepted me, even though I had very bad English.

NYU let me work 20 hours at the gym, so I could maintain my student visa. To log my hours, I would teach any class you can imagine. Step (aerobics), water (aerobics), Latin dance, rollerblading, kayaking in the Hudson River—anything they could think of. I also began teaching for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). All the work allowed me to get a green card.

Q: When did you start training celebrities?

A: Things seemed to be going my way, so I decided not to go back to Brazil. I applied to every gym in New York, and, right then, the “Latin explosion” hit. I was really getting lucky! So, I started teaching a class called Brazilian Groove, and, pretty soon, all the gyms wanted to hire me. That’s when Equinox [one of New York’s leading gyms] paid me to stop teaching elsewhere, and I met Allesandra [see Part I of this interview]. Things have since been getting busier and busier!

Now, by word of mouth, I’m training all sorts of actors and models (Blake Lively, Gabriel Garcia Bernal, and 26 supermodels), doing my classes, and still keeping my old clients. I do like to go back to Brazil whenever I can.

Q: What’s the “secret” science behind Brazil Butt Lift?

Gyms are very popular in Brazil, but they are very different from the gyms in America. The big Brazilian secret is ankle weights. In Brazil, no ankle weights means no gym. Here, it’s hard to find them at all. In January, I’ll finally start teaching ankle weight classes. There’s still a big resistance, but it’s changing as more Americans want to look like Brazilians.

In Brazil Butt Lift, we use some Brazilian diet techniques, too. Things like lemon and ginger. We use lemon to neutralize acids. Acids create a layer around the fat cells, so they won’t shrink. Fat cells don’t disappear; they shrink. Lemon is alkaline. Having shots of straight lemon, or even lemon in water, helps to neutralize the acids around the cells so they can shrink like they should. And ginger is a natural antibiotic. People who are resistant to weight loss tend to have too much inflammation. So when we start a diet program, two cups a day of ginger tea is a must!

Q: How is Brazil Butt Lift going to change the way we work out?

A: It’s busy! In Brazil, everybody dances. We dance all the time in celebration of everything. All week long, we dance—not just on special occasions, but for any occasion. With Brazil Butt Lift, you get a true glimpse and feel for Brazilian culture.

Everybody wants to be sexy, and, in Brazil, it’s just part of the culture. Bikinis on the beach—it’s all just part of who we are as people, and what we always have been. It goes with the dancing, the vibes, and the whole lifestyle. It’s all about being sexy, and that’s what America wants.

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By Steve Edwards, Director of Results

Director of Results Steve Edwards sat down with the creator of Brazil Butt Lift®—Leandro Carvalho—to talk history, the myth, the name, and training. Here’s what the “Brazilian Butt Master” had to say about the latest Beachbody health and fitness program:

Q: How did it all begin?

A: “Five years ago I met Alessandra Ambrosio, the number-one Victoria’s Secret model, at a party. She didn’t like her trainer because she was putting on more muscle than she wanted. She only wanted to work on her waistline, her butt, and the inside and outside of her legs. I knew that by combining dance, Capoeira, and what I had learned as a trainer I could get her the results she wanted. As soon as I did, she began telling the other models, and things escalated from there.”

Q: There are many critics who call “Spot Training” a myth. What’s the secret?

A: “Those people haven’t been to Brazil. We (Brazilians) love to dance and celebrate. In fact, we celebrate just about everything with dance—not just special occasions. We dance at church, we dance at sundown, we just dance constantly, which works the legs, the abs, and the butt. This is why our beaches are so famous. Everyone looks great from dancing, both men and women.

“And you can translate this into specific training. Of course, squats and lunges (the standard leg exercises) are great, but if you do too much, you also bulk the legs, which is especially true when you start adding weight. I had to work the butt without bulking the legs, so I combined squats and lunges with Afro-Brazilian dance. That’s the ‘secret.'”

Q: What’s the name “Brazil Butt Lift” all about?

A: “After my success with Alessandra, I needed something to call it because all the clubs in New York wanted these workouts. I was watching Extreme Makeover. There was a doctor on who was doing some sort of cosmetic surgery that he called a Brazilian butt lift. I though this was a great name for my class. Equinox loved it and signed me to an exclusive deal to teach for them. They gave me a lot of press—TV, magazines, everywhere. My classes have been packed ever since.”

Q: How do you differentiate your training from similar programs?

A: “Most trainers focus on the large muscles, like the gluteus maximus. But the glutes are three different muscles: maximus, medius, and minimus. You need to train them all. Not only that, but you need to hit them from various angles to strengthen the head of each muscle. In total, we’re looking at 12 different angles you should hit in order to create a round butt.”

Q: Is Brazil Butt Lift only for women?

A: “Even though it was created for women, it’s important to say it’s for men as well. I’m worried that men won’t want to do it, but it works very well for them. Back in Brazil, I used to train police and firefighters, and we did a lot of the same movements.”

Q: Which male celebrities have you personally trained using the Brazil Butt Lift method?

A: “Well, Trudy [Styler] had hired me, and I had no idea I was teaching anyone else. All these other people just showed up, including Sting (Styler’s husband), Tom Hanks, [John] McEnroe, and others. We all trained on the beach. McEnroe was pretty conservative. The actors, guys like Hanks, were more willing to dive into the dance moves because they’re more used to being outside their comfort zone. That seems to be the same thing with my classes. Guys are more reserved about taking any exercise class, but when they do show up, they love it.”

Steve EdwardsNext time, we’ll dig deeper into Carvalho’s background; Brazil Butt Lift’s science and nutrition; and what it’s like to juggle teaching sold-out classes, filming a workout video, and training 26 supermodels.

Don’t miss part 2 of the Leandro Carvalho Brazil Butt Lift interview.

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Trainer to world-famous supermodels, Leandro Carvalho combines Brazilian dance, cardio, and his own personal lower-body sculpting moves to lift, tone, and shape your behind for the tight toosh you’ve only dreamed about.

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If you have been looking for a way to tone and tighten those buttocks than you have to check out Leandro Carvalho’s new work out the Brazil Butt Lift. This proven “Triangle Training” method works the major muscles of you behind. This work out is going to work your tooshy from several angles and will reduce your hips and saddlebag area, slim and tone your thighs and lift that coveted behind. You can take this work out and customize it to turn your current shape into the one you have always wanted.

Brazil Butt Lift comes with 5 butt blasting work outs

  • BUM BUM: Leandro’s signature workout (named after the Brazilian slang for “butt” and pronounced “boom-boom”) combines fat-blasting cardio with the best lower-body sculpting moves you’ve ever tried. (35 min.)
  • HIGH & TIGHT: Focus on all those stubborn trouble zones: the hips, glutes, and saddlebags. Leandro uses his secret weapons—the Booty Resistance Band and ankle weights—to lift your butt to new heights. (35 min.)
  • SCULPT: In this video, Leandro takes you through a total-body workout with a sexy Brazilian twist, to sculpt your entire body while focusing on your glutes. Look like a sexy supermodel—lean and toned, without the bulk. (50 min.)
  • CARDIO AXE: Feel like you’re dancing in the streets of Brazil with Leandro’s signature axe (pronounced “ah-shay”), a fat-burning, cardio-blasting, dance-based workout that delivers all-over slimming results fast. (30 min.)
  • TUMMY TUCK: Leandro’s surefire way to get flat, sexy abs in just 15 minutes. (15 min.)

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3 Simple Butt Toning Exercises

miss-howard-stern-tv-janessa-brazil There are no shortcuts to the road to amazing glutes.  Sure there are a variety of exercise programs that promise gorgeous behinds in no time but the fact remains you need to do something.  Getting into the hype of fitness and health requires you to set aside time and energy to get the body that you want – more specifically the  firm butt you desire.  This is a problem area for both men and women. However, females tend to be more conscious about it.

Here are some exercises that you can do to start your road to a gorgeous gluteus maximus.  It is important that you remember to keep the exercise regular and make every exercise count.

Squats have been known to help tone the buttocks as well as strengthen the muscles.  Likewise, using this exercise can increase the strength of your legs and your thighs.  Furthermore, hip flexibility will also increase as well as your balance.  If done properly, you can instantly feel your butt burn with every motion.  However done incorrectly, you’ll simply be targeting other areas of your body.

Step ups are also great toning and shaping exercises for your butt.  This exercise requires you to mimic climbing motion.  This is why there are so many climbing machines out in the market.  But you don’t need to spend much.  Your stairs can be more than adequate for this exercise to help you get that firm butt.

Lunges are also a favorite among fitness experts as it works several muscle groups at the same time.  Repeating every motion properly is needed so you can achieve a leaner butt in no time.

These three exercises are great since they require no additional equipment or tools to execute.  However, it is imperative that you do it using the right form and technique.  This is where an exercise buddy comes in handy.  If you prefer to exercise alone, doing the reps in front of the mirror will help you execute it properly.  Another important note to these exercises is to do it regularly but allow your body to rest in between. Overworking your buttocks can prove to be counterproductive.  A reasonable workout schedule is a must.

Before you can flaunt that booty you have to put some work into it.  It takes more than just a couple of squats to squeeze your butt into shape.  But with a little patience and conviction, you can tone those muscles into perfection.

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