Posted February 18, 2013

How Kate Got In Shape

The workout and diet that got Kate Upton into shape for her Antarctica swimsuit shoot

Health

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue was released last week and fans found a familiar face on the cover — Kate Upton — who stripped down to practically nothing for the shoot nothing despite being photographed in freezing-cold Antarctica. But how did the blonde beauty get into shape for the issue? Her first move was to hire fitness trainer David Kirsch, who started working with Upton in August for the December shoot. According to a story on PEOPLE, Upton met with Kirsch twice a day for the first two weeks then the model exercised five to six days per week for one and half to two hours until the photo shoot in December.  “[She did] boot camp circuit training mixed in with cardio,” Kirsch told PEOPLE. “Running, rowing and the elliptical.” The trainer also put the clamps on Upton’s food choices, eliminating alcohol, bread, sugar and processed carbs from her diet as well as putting her on a seven-day cleanse for two weeks of every month they worked together. That’s not to say the supermodel didn’t have fun. “The most difficult for her was the sprinting — getting up to a sprint was challenging,” Kirsch told CNN. “And the easiest was the boxing and kickboxing, mostly because she loved kicking my ass!” As you can see from the pics below, the hard work paid off.

GALLERYCheck out Kate Upton’s 2013 SI Swimsuit shoot
PEOPLEHow Kate Upton got in shape for her “Sports Illustrated” cover
CNNFitness tips from Kate Upton’s trainer David Kirsch

Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

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Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

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Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

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Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

8 comments
improvcellist
improvcellist

Uh....she looks amazing.  Amazing how critical people are.

Thai
Thai

Hope there weren't any whaling ships in the Antarctica or they would have harpooned her. Should have been in training for more than 5 months.

djm4672
djm4672 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@Thai How about you let us all know your twitter feed and post pics of yourself since you must be in MUCH better shape than Kate Upton.  Or just stay off the internet, let the adults talk.

mnvols
mnvols

@djm4672 @Thai you have to admit, she doesn't look super fit compaired to last years issue. She still looks good, but I'm less impressed 12 months later.

bdhall
bdhall like.author.displayName 1 Like

Nice to see a 20-year old cutting alcohol out of her diet

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

Get your behind out of here and go look at the pics of little boys you probably have on your hard drive... Hater