Unless you’ve fallen off the social media map this week, you couldn't help but see an image
of Kate Upton’s barely-clothed body in the much-anticipated annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue every time you press Refresh. The bare-it-all beauty looked to David Kirsch, a fitness and wellness expert, founder of the Madison Square Club in NYC, and the man that, well, just about every have-to-
look-good-practically-naked model has on speed dial.
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For Crazy-Flat Abs
Planks on a stability ball, stability ball knee tucks and hanging knee raises, and lots of medicine ball tosses with crunches. “Kate would crunch up, I would toss the ball to her, then she would catch it and crunch back down,” says Kirsch. “Then, on the next crunch up, she would throw the ball back to me and we would repeat.”
For A Bouncy Bottom
Single-leg dead lifts, a lot of lunges, kickboxing, platypus walks and reverse crossover lunges. “They're to keep her butt perky,” says Kirsch. “It's particularly obvious when you look at the body-painting part of the issue.”
To Sculpt Amazing Arms
Shadowboxing with gloves and using light weights of three to five pounds. “This integrates cardio but also uses the entire arm and all the muscles, so you get lean all over,” he says.
Not ready to get out of hibernation just yet? “To get there quickly, follow my ABCs: no alcohol, bread, or processed carbs,” says Kirsch. “This will tighten and get rid of the bloat after just a few days.” Next, add in some fast workouts and mix up the body parts. “I’d recommend doing one for core — a combo of plank, side plank, oblique crunches, and mountain climbers. Then, always balance it out with moves that target the lower half, like the sumo lunge, platypus walk, single leg dead lift, and reverse crossover lunge.” Do this and you'll be on your way to a cover-model physique — penguin posse not included.