Her astonishing good looks brought her a lot of admirers and international recognition these past few years, and this year isn’t different. It seems that each year, Kate does a photo shoot for Sports Illustrated, which is exactly what she did this past summer.
This year however, the photo shoot took place in Antarctica, a long way from the hot beaches she was accustomed to. Still, in order to prepare herself for the cold weather at the South Pole, she had to follow a specific diet and a specific workout regime.
Kate spent six days in Antarctica, and despite the fact that she suffered from frostbite and hypothermia, she says that she had a pretty swell time. This is because before going there, she spent a lot of time with her personal trainer David Kirsch, preparing for the ordeal. Their workout regime involved 2 weeks of disciplined training, a regime that required her to work out 7 days a week. Every day, Kate would do around 2 hours of exercises, a routine that involved boot camp circuit training and cardio exercises.
During her workout routine, Kate had to focus on her legs, arms, abs, hips, inner tights, and of course, her butt. These focus points are to be expected every time a model works out for a photo shoot, and this one wasn’t different. During this routine, she would do a lot of running, elliptical, and rowing among various cardio exercises. Trainer David Kirsch says that his primary focus was to lengthen and tone Kate Upton’s tights so that they would look toned yet natural at first glance. He also did his best not to force Kate lose any weight for the duration of the routine, which would have distorted the nature of the photo shoot.
The actual routine involved sprinting, kickboxing, calisthenics, shadowboxing, and working with resistance bands among other equally challenging exercises. It seems that Kate enjoyed some of these exercises quite a lot, as she started shadowboxing on a regular basis afterwards. Still, the entire purpose of the routine was to tighten and tone, not to cut down on Kate’s weight and physique in any way shape or form. Judging by how well the photo shoot went, and how famous the picture on SI’s cover got, we can safely assume that it all went according to plan.
As for the diet, Kate had to follow a few simple rules.
- No alcohol
- No Bread or processed Carbs
- No tasty food (spices and sugar)
- No junk food (pizza, candy, burgers)
- No fat food
During the 2 weeks Kate and David worked on the SI routine, she would regularly eat vegetables and healthy foods approved by the trainer. She also drank a lot of protein shakes and green teas on a regular basis, a habit she continued to follow a couple of days after the training regime was over.