Check out these fabulous photos of Kimmy K — which should be motivation enough to get in shape for summer using! Best of all, you CAN do her workout at home!
Just HOW does Kim Kardashian manage to look so damn good all the time? Trust us, it isn’t easy — but her workout routine IS doable! Kim’s trainer, Gunnar Peterson (who also works on J.Lo’s fab booty!) mixes strength moves — alternating upper and lower body exercises with core work — with cardio and wa-la! You can get the Keeping Up With the Kardashians starlet’s hot bod!
First, let us tell you that you’ve got to do this routine 2-3 times a week. No slacking! Warm up 5-10 minutes of cardio and do each of the below moves in order without pausing. At the end of the last move, jump rope 50 times and repeat the whole shebang four more times. Also get yourself a 10-lb. weighted ball and a set of 5-8 lb. dumbbells and off we go! Your KK bathing suit body is on the horizon!
#1 SIDE LUNGE WOOD CHOP
Works legs, butt, arms and core
Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold a weighted ball next to the right ear, elbows bent. Step out to the left and lower into a lunge as you straighten arms out and arc the ball around so it’s outside of left ankle. Bring arms back up to starting position as you step right foot next to left. Do 6 to 15 lunges to the left, then switch sides and repeat to the right to complete set.
#2 WIDE BALL SQUAT
Works butt, legs, back and core.
Stand with feet wide, toes turned out slightly, and hold a weighted ball in both hands in front of chest. Squat low, sinking your butt down, and touch ball to ground between heels. Rise up as you lift ball overhead, keeping arms straight, until arms are even with ears. Keep your weight in your heels and squeeze your butt tight as you ruse up. Do 6 to 15 reps.
#3 REBOUND ROTATION
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, torso tall, and hold a weighted ball about one ball’s width from chest, elbows out. Press against ball. Keep squeezing as you rotate from side to side. Pull your belly button in tight each time you pass through the center. One twist to each side is 1 rep. Do 6 to 15 reps. On the next time through, extend arms in front of you at chest height as you rotate.
#4 BALL PUSH-UP
Works core, chest, shoulders and triceps.
Get in push-up position on hands and toes. Place a weighted ball on ground a few inches outside of left shoulder and place left hand on ball. Do 6 to 10 push-ups, then switch ball to right to complete set. To target more of the triceps, keep ball under shoulder and tuck elbow to your side as you lower into the push0up.
#5 BUS DRIVER
Works core and arms
Sit with knees bent and together, feet flat, and hold a weighted ball in front of you. Lean back slightly and rest lightly on heels or lift feet completely. Rotate from side to side, touching ball to floor each time. One rotation to each side is 1 rep. Do 6 to 15 reps.
#6 SKATER’S LUNGE WITH KICKBACK
Works legs, butt, core and triceps.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend over from hips about 45 degrees and stuck arms at sides, elbows bent and palms facing each other. Assuming you’re facing 12 on a clock face, step left back to 7 and lower into a lunge, right knee aligned over ankle and back leg almost straight. At the same time, straighten left arm behind you. Return to starting position and repeat with right leg and arm to complete 1 rep. Do 6 to 15 reps.
#7 SQUAT, CURL, GOVERNOR PRESS
Works legs, butt and shoulders.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand at sides, palms facing body, and stand with feet hip-width apart. Lower into a deep squat, as if you were going to place the weights on the ground. Rise up and curl dumbbells to shoulders, turning palms to face body. Then extend arms up, turning palms to face forward. Lower arms to shoulder then sides and repeat. Do 6 to 15 reps.
Also a must? In addition to these behind-the-scenes images from her Shape magazine cover shoot, watch HollywoodLife.com‘s video to see Kim greeting fans and showing off her ‘shape’ on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. June 5. Happy training!