The model’s fit physique isn’t just a natural gift—she works for it.
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By Caitlin Carlson
Turns out, there’s a giant misconception in the supermodel world: Not all top catwalkers are born with lean genes—many of them have to sweat it out like the rest of us. Kate Upton—whose enviable bikini-clad shape has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated (several times) — is one of those models.
So we went straight to the man behind the hot body, celebrity trainer David Kirsch, to get his top tips: “With Kate, I focus on overall conditioning, toning, and, strength training—full body,” says Kirsch, a best-selling author and founder of David Kirsch Wellness who has trained the breakout model and actress for the past two years.
And now, you can sample Kirsch’s super-effective methods too. He’s teamed up with Women’s Health to create an exclusive 28-day total-body training plan to help you look (and feel!) amazing in record time. To get started, try out the three awesome body-sculpting moves shown here, then challenge yourself to tackle the whole plan.
Workout photos by Thomas Simonetti for WomensHealthmag.com
Plié Toe Squat
This will blast your inner thighs, butt, and core! Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width distance apart and turned out at 45-degree angles, with your hands on your hips (A). As you squat down, simultaneously lift your heels up as high as you can (B). Return to start. That’s one rep.
Single Leg Deadlift
Start with your feet shoulder-width distance apart (A). Balancing on your right leg, bend at the waist and reach your left hand down to your right foot; extend your left leg straight behind you (B). Make sure to keep both hips square (facing down) during the movement. Return to the starting position. That’s one rep.
Plank with Dumbbell Row to a Triceps Extension
Start in a plank position, holding a five-pound dumbbell in your right hand (A). Leading with your elbow, lift the dumbbell up to your side (B), then extend your arm out straight behind you (C). Reverse the movement to return to the starting position. That’s one rep.
Look here to get three more moves for total-body toning from WomensHealthMag.com. And follow along with the rest of the David Kirsch 28-Day, Whole-Body Challenge!
David Kirsch is a wellness visionary with over two decades of experience in uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body and spirit. Founder of the award-winning Madison Square Club in New York City, David has trained an impressive number of A-listers including Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Kerry Washington, and Anne Hathaway. Follow David on Twitter at @davidkirsch and on Instagram at @davidkirsch.
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