Victoria Beckham reveals sculpted core and arms in strength training workout photos

·Lifestyle Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02:  Victoria Beckham attends the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Fashion and Film Party at Annabel's on February 2, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham shares workout images with her personal trainer. (Getty Images)

Victoria Beckham has revealed her defined arms and abs in a a series of workout photos – with husband David giving credited where it's due.

The Spice Girls star and fashion designer posted a glimpse into her week of workouts she describes as 'torture', with trainer Bobby Rich, wearing her new Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection.

The 47-year-old can be seen doing a range of intense moves and weight training, holding dumbbells, lung squatting, and stretching. Her caption reads, "Last workout of the week in new #ReebokxVictoriaBeckham see Stories for how @mrbobbyrich has chosen to torture me this week!!"

Former professional mega-star footballer David, 46, commented, "Give this girl a Gold medal."

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Fans also showed their admiration, while suggesting she might just have switched roles with fellow Spice Girls pop-star Mel C, writing, "Posh turning into Sporty Spice", "Sporty Posh' and '#sportyspice".

Rich shared the images on his own Instagram, captioning them with the following: "Great to see clients enjoying the rewards from the hard graft they put in day and day out!".

"Strong is beautiful," commented one fan. "Beautiful strength worth," wrote another.

The mum-of-four also posted a video to her Instagram stories, showing one of the gruelling exercises she's been put through, with the caption, "Tricep bench dips to finish. he puts me through it 5 days a week!! @mrbobbyrich", in which these tricep bench dips seem to go on forever.

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Victoria, who previously seemed to prefer the likes of running to overhead weights, has caught the attention of many for her new approach.

Rich, the performance coach and fitness consultant who has worked with her for more than six months, recently told Women's Health, "It was becoming apparent to her that the benefits from her own training routines had become minimal.

"Despite spending daily 90+ minute sessions in the gym she was purely maintaining her fitness levels rather than improving in other meaningful ways. She was ready for a change."

Giving more of an insight of what the paid do together, he added, "Proper strength training maps out a plan of increased reps, weights, and modes of movement.

"While Victoria was used to smashing her workouts week in and week out, she didn't necessarily have measurable goals the way that she does now." They now measure her output with each session, such as increasing her range of movement, or the weight she lifts.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive at The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham share three children, Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

He also added some structure and progression to her training. "We did this by incorporating training cycles, or blocks of time that focus on different aspects of fitness (improving strength, endurance, etc) which would allow her to improve, peak, maintain, rest and repeat," said Rich.

He is also more about quality than quantity, as their sessions can very between 35 and 90 minutes. "An important point I wanted her to understand – and that most people struggle with – is that a 35-minute session can at times be more beneficial than a 90-minute session. But we got over that hurdle pretty quickly!"

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Referencing the memorable moment Victoria shared an image of herself lifting an Olympic bar over her heads, Rich said, "Trust me when I say it was not something Victoria ever thought she would ever be doing 6 months ago.

"But by the time she gripped the Olympic bar, having enough strength was not a thought that was remotely close to entering her mind."

To build up to this, he says they started small with targeted accessory work, using PVC pipes, resistance bands, dumbbells, and movement to help with strength, as well as exercises that would use the upper and lower parts of the body in sync.

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Fans say 'Posh Spice' is stepping into the role of 'Sporty Spice' with her recent weight training. (United Archives via Getty Images)

As we recently discovered Victoria has only eaten the same meal for 25 years – steamed vegetables and grilled fish – as told by David on the River Cafe Table 4 podcast.

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But, Rich tells Women's Health, eating at regular meal times is key. "Everyone has different preferences and dietary requirements but one thing I do ask for is consistency of when my clients eat their meals.

"Understanding your body clock and creating healthy habits around mealtimes makes you more likely to understand your energy levels and avoid under/overeating or crashing."

While it may be hard to believe with Victoria's on-the-go lifestyle, Rich also says that "Rest is key, and an absolute must" part of training – which is no different for VB.