How the "Sexiest Woman Alive" Works Out
We went straight to the trainer who helped Kate Upton score the hot body that won her that title
Last night, People magazine crowned model and actress Kate Upton with the title of (first ever!) "Sexiest Woman Alive" at their premier People Magazine Awards. This news comes just a month after Chris Hemsworth was Named People's Sexiest Man Alive.
"This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who's confident and happy, and that's the person I always strive to be," Upton said upon accepting the award.
We love that she called out how important confidence and happiness is to being sexy (check out these Wacky Ways We Boost Our Confidence), but let's be real: Her bod is pretty rockin', too. That's why we called her trainer, David Kirsch, to find out just what goes in to getting a physique that hot.
"When she's in town we work out every day-5 days a week," says Kirsch. Upton and Kirsch do hour-long, full-body circuit routines focusing on her core and arms, incorporating equipment like a stability ball and the TRX. (Try the Ultimate TRX Total Body Workout.) Some of Upton's go-to moves include Single Leg Deadlifts, Sumo Lunges, Stability Ball Crunches, Stability Ball Scissors, and Pikes on a stability ball, per Kirsch. Of course, Upton travels frequently, but Kirsch says she still trains 3-4 days a week on her own, focusing on cardio and bodyweight exercises like lunges, squats, and pushups. (Find out the Bodyweight Exercises You Should Be Doing.) "It's all about toning," says Kirsch. "She was born with the most amazing curves-we just work to maximize and enhance them."
Nutrition is key to a sexy, toned body, too, and Kirsch says Upton is totally "dialed in to wellness" and keeps herself fueled with smart choices all day. (Check out Celeb Trainer David Kirsch Debunks 7 Common Diet Myths.) Kirsch says she often eats egg whites with spinach for breakfast, and sashimi for dinner. "She travels with my thermo bubbles and greens, and uses Kirschbars on the road," says Kirsch.
So there you go: a whole new workout and diet routine to help you look just a little bit more like Upton. Sorry we can't help with the whole genetics thing!