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Kate Beckinsale is playing a hilarious Instagram game and it’s everything.
It all started with Kate dropping a comparison photo of herself and actor Mickey Rourke.
In Kate’s photo, she's working a black sports bra-style top, snake print leggings, tight abs, and legs for days.
The actress is an early exerciser and focuses on compound movements.
Every once in a while, celebrities joke about themselves and it’s kinda the best thing ever. Well, Kate Beckinsale is playing a hilarious Instagram game and it’s everything.
It all started with Kate dropping a comparison photo of herself and actor Mickey Rourke. In Mickey’s pic, he’s walking down the street in a pair of camo pants while holding a fluffy dog in one hand and a bag in another. In Kate’s photo, she’s walking down a hallway holding her own fluffy dog and bag. She’s also working a black sports bra-style top, snake print leggings, tight abs, and legs for days.
“Your move, @theandrehyland,” she wrote in the caption. Jump on over to the director and actor Andre Hyland’s Instagram, and you’ll see him clutching a toddler under a blanket, comparing himself to Michael Jackson dangling his son Blanket over a balcony. “I knew you’d come through. The sudden nephew grab has killed me. Touché, man 🔥❤️,” Kate wrote in the comments.
OK, but back to that photo of Kate. While people thought the whole thing was hilarious (gold star shout-out to the person who wrote in the comments, “I found all 5 differences”), plenty pointed out that she looks stunning. “Your legs are the length of my whole body,” one person said. “Very leg orientated,” another wrote.
While Kate is clearly genetically gifted, she also works hard to look that toned.
The actress previously told Women’s Health that she likes to work out right after she gets up in the morning. "I wake up, eat something, and go straight to the gym," she said. "Then, if I’m going to do cardio, I’ll do it later on in the day."
Kate doesn’t screw around once she gets to the gym, either. Her trainer, Brad Siskind of Gunnar Peterson’s gym, said that she dives right in. "The whole hour is work," he previously told Women’s Health.
As for what, exactly, she does there, Kate says she’s into compound exercises—meaning, moves that target several body parts at once. She likes to start off workouts with eight compound exercises that work at least two muscle groups at once, like biceps curls as she squats, or situps with combination punches.
After that, she’ll move on to cardio intervals, like 90 to 120 seconds of rowing or the VersaClimber. Then, she’ll do more compound exercises but with heavier weights, bands, or faster reps.
Overall, Kate is just really, really dedicated to her fitness. Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson told Us Weekly that Kate always shows up to work hard. Kate is "definitely up there among my hardest workers. I mean every single day is push, push, push," he said.
Yeah, it shows.
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