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Kim Kardashian in Gym Pic Says "Chin Up or the Crown Slips"

Here’s how the reality star stays fit. 

Kim Kardashian is handling her latest drama with estranged husband Kanye West like she does everything else: With her head up and her curves on display. The reality show star shared a snap of herself in skintight workout clothes on Friday, with her famous curves proudly on display. "Chin up or the crown slips," she captioned the image. How does Kim maintain her famous physique? Read on to see 10 of Kim Kardashian's top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Choose Weight Training Over Cardio

Kim has always had swerving curves, but attributes her best body ever to bodybuilder Melissa Alcantara. "I've been working out really hardcore with a bodybuilder for one year. September is our one-year anniversary," Kim revealed to E! News in 2018, via People. Kim lifts "heavy weights," with her trainer (and SKIMS model!) telling Women's Health that 85% of their training is done with weights and just 15% is cardio. 


Exercise Daily

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If you want a body like Kim, you have to work for it – daily. "I work out about an hour-and-a-half every single day," Kim told E! News. Kim recently told Vogue that she sleeps for just five hours, waking up 5:30 am to hit the gym. 


Leave Your Excuses at the Door

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Kim gets in her workouts no matter what. "Just like anybody else, there are days where Kim's not really feeling it, but she will do it," Alcantara told People in 2020. "Then there are a lot of days when she's killing it! She never questions the stuff that I make her do, she's just like, 'Okay,' and I love that."


Do Short, Fast Sprints

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Kinm recently started a new routine on the treadmill "Been sprinting every day!" she wrote in one of her Instagram Stories in 2021. "I've been seeing changes!"


Try a Plant Based Diet


Kim recently revealed to Vogue that a plant-based diet is one of her secrets to healthy living. "My 40s are about being Team Me. I'm going to eat well," she told Vogue. "Plant based and two workouts a day for 30 days to get our mind and body right this year!" she wrote in a January 2021 Instagram post.


She Preps for Workouts

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Some people prepare food ahead of time. Kim workout preps. "I will lay my clothes out the night before so when I sleep in, I'll wake up at 5.53[am] instead of 5.45, and I just know my outfit is there," she said. "I have a toothbrush and my toothpaste all ready to go, laid out by my sink. I just have to brush my teeth and go to the gym."


She Eats Right for Workouts


"My trainer Mel always says that before and after you train, you should eat simple carbs, like sweet potatoes, and small amounts of fat and protein, like chicken. You should also have veggies with your meals, since you need them to help effectively break down and absorb your protein, fat, and carbs," she wrote on her app in 2018, according to Harper's Bazaar.


Try LISS Workouts

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LISS workouts are also part of Kim's routine. "Two days out of the week we'll do steady-state cardio," Alcantara explained to WH, "so just walking at a steady pace on the treadmill for usually around 20 minutes. Nothing getting the heart rate too high."


Avoid Processed Food

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Kim eats clean, avoiding anything processed. "I want her to eat real food that's cooked every day," Alcantara told People. "Most likely if it comes out of a box, it's not going to be good for you."


Set Goals and Write Them Down

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"When I work with Kim, we like to set goals that we can feel good about reaching," Alcantara explained to WH. "Once we have a goal set, we write it down. I've found that helps hold you accountable. And, it feels amazing when you do finally reach your goal!"

Leah Groth
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