2:33 pm - 02/19/2013

Kate Upton’s Trainer Defends Her ‘Porky’ Body

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is known for lifting, firming, and toning some of the best bodies that appear on the runway, silver screen, and glossy magazine covers. Heidi Klum's flat stomach? Kirsch-ed. Karolina Kurkova's lifted tush? Kirsch-ed. Liv Tyler's everything? Kirsch-ed. The latest addition to the Manhattan-based, nutrition-obsessed trainer's collection of toned clients is none other than Kate Upton, two-time cover girl of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and owner of the most enviable set of boobs we've seen, ever. The two first started working together in August out of Kirsch's Madison Square Club when she wanted some basic body maintenance, and things went into overdrive once it started to get closer to the arctic photo shoot. "I made it very clear to her, I love her curves and I wasn't going to do anything to [make her] skinnier," said the body-conscious Kirsch. "It was about toning her legs, butt, abs, arms, and to really dial into the diet."

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 often did you two work out together?
When she was in New York, I saw her every day, double sessions. She even did extra cardio on her own after the actual workout. It ended up being two to two and a half hours a day for four weeks. That's a lot of Kirsch-ing.

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.

How did you ensure she didn't lose too much of the curviness for which she's famous?
Look, she's eating [well], she's cleaned out of the junk, but ultimately it's genetics. She's got curves. There was no way I was going to "uncurve" her. That was never my objective. I didn't do a lot of weights with her. Instead we did a lot of floor movements and working out with resistance bands. At the end of the day, the objective was not to look like a runway model, but tighten up what she's got to look as amazing as she can.

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.

What's your take on the haters out there who think she's too curvy?
I posted all of her pictures from SI on my Facebook and there were the people who said, "Oh she's porky, she's fat." But my response is, "You guys are all entitled to your opinion, and I know I'm biased, but I would sooner have that healthy body than one that is too thin." She also embraces it. She's like, "I got great boobs. Hello, they're there. They're not going anywhere."

So speaking of those boobs, how many sports bras did she have to wear to rein those in?
No comment, no comment. [Though lots of laughing.]


exercise post imo, what workouts do you guys do?
brenden 19th-Feb-2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
exercise post imo, what workouts do you guys do?

walking to and from the fridge coupled with plenty of reps of fork lifts
brenden 19th-Feb-2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
i have joined a gym close to my house, but i hate it
_______awshucks 19th-Feb-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
I exercise my fingers by getting on ONTD, I walk up and down the stairs to get food, and don't forget about the calories I burn while sleeping.
reidacted 19th-Feb-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Breaking a sweat just thinking about that exhausting routine.
lockupmytears 19th-Feb-2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
2x lifting phone to deliver pizza to my bed

4x drive through braums to for chocolate shakes
sluga 19th-Feb-2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
julietislimited 19th-Feb-2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
pre-foot injury I would do zombies, run 4 days a week. I also do a bit of yoga and that is about it.
dumpweeds 19th-Feb-2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
I just started yoga. one class in and my entire body is sore.
etoile_amore 19th-Feb-2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
40 minute run on the treadmill every night + squat and pushup reps of 10x10
ladysherlock 19th-Feb-2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
That plus lifting my wine glass to my mouth several times a night
opusdeihohoho 19th-Feb-2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
run for an hour every morning. don't want that cellulite.

i always run by this gazebo thing in the park where this personal trainer brings his fat clients
so every morning i see him yell at wheezing doughboys
ariesangel404 19th-Feb-2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Yoga, pilates, kickboxing, and Zumba classes at my gym. Occasionally I'll do some weight lifting but I like group fitness classes a lot more than working out alone.
fancycarousel 19th-Feb-2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
My ipad is heavy enough for weight lifting IMO
fwee_prower 19th-Feb-2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
I dance. in my room. with the door locked.
moon__river 19th-Feb-2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
big fan of 750ML curls myself, ie. drinking wine straight from the bottle.
lilyoda 19th-Feb-2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Jogging around my neighborhood 40 minutes, 5 days a week.

Pushups and situps
sprywonderdog 19th-Feb-2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
I had been doing Bikram yoga and it was amazing. Then I had surgery and couldn't put weight on my shoulder, so I started doing a yoga swing and it is the best feeling ever. Then my kidney stones came back and now I can't even eat.
flightbyzephyr 19th-Feb-2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
I walk the mile to uni but apart from that nothing. I'm lucky McDonald's don't deliver or I'd be fucked.
shortliljackers 19th-Feb-2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
i am a dog walker, so i'm pretty active.

i like to run...training for a half-marathon, so i usually run anywhere from 15-25 miles a week.

then 5-6 nights a week i do 30-45 minutes of work with weights.

i don't diet at all though, noooo thanks.
babyyouloveit 19th-Feb-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Like every couple days I do 30 Day Shred, and sometimes instead of walking from room to room in my house, I do lunges.
harderthanalist 19th-Feb-2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
Gym 4 times a week! I only work on my uppper body. I just dont like working on my bottom haft i hate running walking biking. :/
missmoelove3 19th-Feb-2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
I do group classes at my campus gym. TurboKick bc I kickboxing is like the easiest workout for me and also a cardio combo class.
theblackwidow 19th-Feb-2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
I cycle through 30 Day Shred, doing a different workout each day. I also do work out 1 or 2 of Extreme Shed and Shred every day. I get really addicted to exercise but it always sucks ass to start a new regimen.

Edited at 2013-02-19 09:27 pm (UTC)
natvach 19th-Feb-2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend just started DDPYoga. He really likes it so I think I might give it a try. I usually go to the gym and do cardio/strength.

ebenista 19th-Feb-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
well we're workouts twins then but sometimes I push myself and move on the bed with my laptop
beatlesluv 20th-Feb-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Yoga, Pilates, Spinning :)
putyohandsonme 20th-Feb-2013 02:18 am (UTC)
Nerd fitness body weight workout, it is really good.
paranoiattaque 20th-Feb-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
i walk a lot every day, and run around at work. i also lift weights/hang out in the sauna at the gym 3x a week!

also lol @ forklifts.
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