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Celebrities Who Aren't Afraid to Lift Heavy

Chelsea Handler

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Chelsea Handler is crushing barbell hip thrusts with some serious weights in this pic. Good news: We've got the deets on how to perform the super-effective move for stronger, lifted glutes. And if you need more inspo from the comedian, just check her out in this Insta video of her killing her morning workout by pushing 400 pounds. #Goals.

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Daisy Ridley

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If you haven't checked out Daisy Ridley's Instagram workout videos yet, get on it! The girl knows how to mix up her routines with tons of different types of moves, and is hella strong. In this video, she perfectly demos how to do a weighted jump lunge. (Equally inspiring? How she stood up to body shamers with this epic Insta message.)

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Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato shared this weighted squat video on Snapchat and had us immediately adding more weight to our squats. Yes, it helps build strong and sexy glutes, but research shows adding in a few sets of weighted squats a few days a week helps strengthen your bones too. (Looking to add some variety to this butt-sculpting move? Check out our 30-Day Squat Challenge.)

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Ashley Graham

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Ashley Graham takes this rear-foot elevated split squat (AKA a Bulgarian split squat) up a notch with weights for some serious butt and leg sculpting. (There's more where that came from: See 12 Times Ashley Graham Showed Us What Fitspo Was Really About.)

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Khloé Kardashian

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It's confirmed: Our May cover girl Khloé has definitely "earned every curve" and is a total badass in gym, whether she's using resistance bands, battle ropes, or heavy weights to push herself. In this video, she shows how to nail the weighted squat for major booty sculpting results.

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Nina Agdal

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"Pushed 527lb today, thats basically 3 baby elephants," Nina captioned this video of her pushing a sled with weights AND a fully grown man. We are bowing down.

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Ellie Goulding

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Ellie Goulding is all about strong over skinny and, as evidenced from her Instagram, always up for a new challenge, whether it's adding weights to her sit-ups to help sculpt her killer six-pack, or doing a weighted wall sit to target her quads, hamstrings, and glutes. (We aren't sure if that's 50 pounds or kilograms, but either way, damn!)

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Kate Upton

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Kate Upton's trainer posted this video of the model as she supersets heavy landmine reverse lunges (and shows off some dance moves!). Up next: Check out the Celebrities Who Aren't Afraid to Break a Sweat.

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