Kate Upton maybe just be your new gym inspiration. The model and actress recently posted an Instagram video casually deadlifting 110 pounds like it’s no big thing.

Upton completes seven reps of the intense landmine deadlift, which utilizes a straight barbell which is weighted at one end. The variation on a typical deadlift is especially helpful for those new to lifting. The anchored bar helps to teach proper technique by forcing a straight back and teaching the body to hinge at the hips.

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Upton’s trainer Ben Bruno also posted the clip to his Instagram feed, giving some context to the model’s impressive feat of strength.

“If you’ve ever done this exercise, that’s some serious weight,” Bruno writes of the 110 pound deadlift. “Kate has gotten so strong. Wanna know her secret? It’s consistent hard work over time. I wish I had a real secret or shortcut to share, but there is none. You can’t cheat the process.”

Bruno adds that during the ongoing 108-day quarantine period, Upton has completed 93 workouts with the trainer. In the video of Upton’s deadlift, you can hear Bruno encouraging Upton over video chat, which is how the duo have been working out together even while physically distanced.

“Some of the those days we train really hard and go for records, and that’s when you see the videos like this,” Bruno writes. “But some days are much easier, and most workouts are what I call “hardish—think 7/10 hard. You can’t go crazy every day, but consistency is the name of the game.”


Katie Dupere is an editor and writer based in New York City.

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