It’s no secret Kim Kardashian West has a killer physique and works hard to get it.
Her trainer, Melissa Alcantara, recently spoke with People about the reality star’s desire to get stronger. “She just wanted more muscle,” she told the online magazine. “She wanted bigger hamstrings, which accentuates the entire leg. And she wants those cut arms and abs!”
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To achieve this, the two worked six days a week on key body parts to bulk up: shoulders, biceps, triceps, chest and back. They also do three leg days, which Alcantara says Kardashian West both loves and hates. “She knows what it takes, but it’s also really grueling. It’s heavy, it’s killer, but she’ll be like, ‘Alright, let’s do it!’ She’s a workhorse.”
On top of body building, she also does cardio, switching back and forth between low-intensity walks and high-intensity short bursts.
As for the diet, Alcantara helps to ensure Kardashian West’s meals have a balanced amount of proteins, carbs and fats. This could typically include blueberry oatmeal pancakes for breakfast, chicken sweet potatoes and vegetables for lunch, and fish and vegetables for dinner.
Alcantara notes that it’s important that everything is fresh, real food and nothing is processed. “Most likely if it comes out of a box, it’s not going to be good for you.”
Although we can’t all have a personal trainer watching our diets and exercises six days a week, we can all take Kardashian West’s work ethic and apply it to our fitness and health goals. “When you’re in this deep, it’s hard to go back. She just keeps it up. She’s focused and she has a goal in mind.”
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