Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated workout: how to look like a supermodel in 5 (not so easy) steps
The following post is cross posted from Canada.com — you know, where I make money to pay the bills…
Well, hello there, Kate Upton! The swimsuit (?) model has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (again). And if, like us, you can’t seem to get away from the hotness that is Kate Upton, you’ll know that she has burned her image into men’s minds everywhere. Thankfully, our friends over at People have broken down Upton’s fitness/diet regime, so you too, can look like a super model (if you know, you don’t have a job and can workout 24/7 and don’t enjoy eating food…)
1. Plan Ahead:
According to People, the blonde bombshell started working with celebrity trainer David Kirsch all the way back in August (so much for having a bikini-ready body for the summer of ’13!). While most of us have normal jobs to afford those pricey gym memberships, Upton managed to squeeze in two sessions a day to kick start her route to SI perfection.
Thankfully, like any normal human being, Upton then downgraded to exercise a mere five to six days per week, for a grueling two-and-a-half hours up until the shoot that took place in December.
2. It’s What’s Outside That Counts:
So, if you want to squeeze your way into the next edition of Sports Illustrated, what are the areas that you should focus on? Well according to People, Kirsch said that there are six, count ‘em, SIX areas that SI models (or anyone looking to mirror them) need to work on. He said, “Legs, inner thighs, hips, butt, abs and arms. Anything that shows when you’re wearing a bathing suit. Which is … everything!”
3. Work It Out
So, we know what we have to work on — but now comes the how. According to People, Hirsch recommends a little bit of everything. He explained Upton’s workout, “[She did] boot camp circuit training mixed in with cardio.”
He added, specifying: “Running, rowing and the elliptical.”
4. ABC is Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3…
Well what’s a hell of a workout without an extreme diet? Nothing. According to the mag, Upton was also VERY careful with what she ate — and wasn’t allowed cheat days. (Sorry, Jenny Craig!) Hirsch told People, “She followed my ABC’s — no alcohol, bread or processed carbs – and no sugar — 24/7 with no cheat days,” he revealed.
5. Drink UP, Buttercup
Ok, so her diet seems kinda manageable, but here’s the clincher. For two weeks out of each month, Upton did Kirsch’s seven-day cleanse which consists of a two-day liquid diet and four days of a liquid based diet with a salad (with chicken or fish!) for lunch (serious, that’s it).
So, what about those other two weeks? According to People, “She regularly drank protein shakes and green drinks to stay energized.”
If you’ve made it this far, maybe you may genuinely want to get that bikini-ready body – but since we’re not all on super model salaries, we should probably tell you that this may take a toll on your wallet. In order to sustain Upton’s diet (gym/trainer costs not included), you’ll be forking over $430.97 US a month plus shipping and handling.
Ummm, yeah, I’ll take that cheeseburger with extra cheese now, please!
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