Kate Upton’s body seems to be a topic of much attention these days. Frankly, I don’t know anything about Kate, but the nasty comments I have heard piqued my interest, so I checked to see what the fuss was about. It appears that some folks have the impression that Kate is not thin enough to be the high-profile model that she is. Personally I think that her popularity should make her haters realize that more people prefer a healthier physique over the typical rail-thin model. But, this is not about my opinion, but rather, the question that the majority of women really have: How can I get a body like Kate Upton? Well, I can tell you:
Good Genetics and Youth
Kate does workout regularly, but so do a lot of people. So, why don’t they all look like Kate? Because she’s blessed with great genes. It sucks, I know. Also, she’s very young. And, good genetics aside, lot’s of young girls have great bodies without trying.
Apparently, Kate intentionally doesn’t want to be too thin like many models. She prefers to look more healthy. That accounts for her famous curves. See, a higher percent of body fat contributes to a curvier body and fuller breasts.
As for her training, for three months leading up to her Sports Illustrated photo shoot, Kate worked with her trainer five days per week. Her trainer had her mix up cardio, dance moves and resistance training circuits. He used lots of variety and didn’t repeat exercises. That’s easy to do with a good personal trainer, but admittedly tough to accomplish on your own.
What if You Aren’t Blessed with Great Genetics or Have a Personal Trainer?
Let’s say you’re not as fortunate as Kate, how could you get a great bikini body? Like every other goal for looking good, here’s how it’s done:
- Eat properly and regularly: Meaning, definitely eat a diet that is healthy and mostly whole foods. Your meals should have a balance of carbs and protein, and low fat. Also, eat small meals throughout the day. Don’t skip meals.
- Train your muscles to stimulate your metabolism. By this I mean that your exercising should include strength training to build muscle. You workout should also include higher intensity circuits. Both of these activities boost metabolism which burns more calories throughout the day, leading to leaner bodies.
- Exercise daily to burn calories and keep your metabolism high. Research has shown that exercising daily (even if shorter workouts) leads to more weight loss and fat loss than longer workouts done less days per week.
- Participate in a good exercise program that manages these things for you. You need to do all this as part of an organized exercise program. This can be one designed by you (I’m in the process of writing a blog about creating your own exercise program) or a packaged program. I recommend two options at the end of this article.
If you’re not a beginner, I have another article called Best Exercise Programs that you might find interesting. Additionally, here are a couple of good exercise programs I found that focus specifically on the goal of a great bikini body. You should check them out.