By your typical modeling standards, Kate Upton does not have the body of an average model.
She's curvy and not rail thin by any means. And although Kate is naturally beautiful, it still takes a trainer to keep her in tip-top shape!
NY Mag's The Cut got a chance to catch up with Kate's trainer David Kirsch, who is also responsible for the bodies of Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler and Karolina Kurkova. He spoke about the 20-year-old's workout plan, her diet and even his favorite part of her body.
Some of the standout pieces from the article can be found below!
Which of her body parts did you try to focus on and how?
Her abs, butt, legs, thighs, and arms. We did a lot of boxing, kick boxing, and stability ball work. We also did a lot of interval training, like wind sprints on the treadmill and outside. She wasn't a huge fan of those, but it helps to get the overall body toned and it gets the metabolism up.
How did you change her diet and nutrition?
When we started in August, she started out with the 48 Hour Super Charged cleanse, then moved onto the 5 Day Ultimate Detox. Leading up to the shoot in December, she did the 7 Day Cleanse a couple of times, consecutively.
Are you happy with how she looks in Sports Illustrated?
Have you seen the body paint pictures? They're great. The cover? I don't think they used the best picture. I don't know how they ultimately determined that. Maybe they just wanted to show a lot of boob and I guess that's because of their target audience.
What's your favorite aspect of her body?
I love curves. She is the quintessential all-American girl. She's fresh, sunny, and natural, and not too skinny. We're not advocating that stick-thin, unhealthy, anorexic approach to modeling. She's got a little extra meat. I love that physical aspect of her from her chest to curvy hip. I saw a great difference in her core from before we started to when she shot with SI. Her butt, thighs, and legs got stronger, leaner. It was from all those dead lifts, sumo lunges, and platypus walks. All of those exercises are about tightening and toning.
You can check out Kate's awesome curves on the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, but if you would like to read the full David Kirsch article about Kate's fitness routine, head over to The Cut for more info.