With Kim Kardashian's wedding just 9 days away, the bride-to-be is not easing up on her workouts with her personal trainer Gunnar Peterson.
Her day starts at "6 or 7 am depending on the rest of her day…she's never late, and she never cancels." And with crunch time just days away, she's even fitting in MULTIPLE workouts throughout her busy days.
Kim's fantastic figure isn't all thanks to all reps she did in the gym, but her overall healthy lifestyle! Gunnar encourages her to eat right, saying:
"Watch your complex carbs later in the day and especially at night."
He also doesn't believe in using a scale to measure his client's success, explaining:
"I don't keep a scale in the gym because that number shouldn't dictate your mood or your work ethic."
While Kim is in the gym, Gunnar is constantly keeping her workouts interesting to avoid boredom and challenge the muscles, sharing:
"By the time [the workout is] over, you realize you did the whole thing. It's like eating a bit of the vegetables you don't like in between bites of the stuff you do like, by the time you're done, you ate all of your vegetables."
If Kim pushes herself too hard and happens to strain a muscle, Gunnar recommends:
"A bath in Epsom salts, a massage, or a day off depending on the degree of soreness. If there were any strains, I would recommend FlexPower applied pre-workout."
Want to get in Kim Kardashian shape? Follow Gunnar's tips above and try these exercises below!
- Sit down in a lat pulldown station and grab the bar with an overhand grip that's just beyond shoulder width.
- Without moving your torso, pull the bar down to your chest as you continue to squeeze your shoulder blades
- Pause, then slowly return to the starting position.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
- Stand holding a pair of dumbbells just outside your shoulders, with your arms bent and palms facing each other
- Set your feet shoulder-width apart, and slightly bend your knees.
- Press the weights upward until your arms are completely straight.
- Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
Cable Diagonal Raise:
- Attach a stirrup handle to the low pulley of a cable station.
- Standing with your right side toward the weight stack, grab the handle with your left hand and position it in front of your right hip, with your elbow slightly bent.
- Without changing the bend in your elbow, pull the handle up and across your body until you hand is above your head.
- Low the handle to the starting position.
- Complete the prescribed number of repetitions with your left arm, then immediately do the same number with your right arm.
Dumbbell Lunge and Rotation:
- Grab a dumbbell and hold it by the ends, just below your chin.
- Step forward into a lunge. As you lunge, rotate your upper body toward the same side as the leg you're using to step forward.
Walking High Kicks:
- Stand tall with your arms hanging at your sides.
- Keeping your knee straight, kick you left leg up—reaching with your right arm out to meet it—as you simultaneously take a step forward. (Just imagine tat you're a Russian soldier).
- As soon as your left foot touches the floor, repeat the movement with your right leg and left arm. Alternate back and forth.
Side Lunge and Press:
- Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart.
- Press the dumbbells over your head so that your arms are straight.
- Step to your right and lower your body into a side lunge as you lower the right dumbbell to your shoulder.
- Reverse the movement and push yourself back to the start.
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