Inside Kim Kardashian's grueling fitness routine as she hits the gym at LEAST 5 days a week at 5 am

KIM Kardashian has a grueling fitness routine that has her hitting the gym at LEAST five days a week at 5am.

The 41-year-old is clearly motivated to stay in shape.

Just days after Kim flaunted her figure for a new photoshoot to promote her shapewear line SKIMS, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum’s personal trainer, Melissa Alcantara, spoke to Us Weekly about how the star stays in shape.

According to Melissa, Kim wakes up between 4am and 6am at least five times a week to begin her day with a workout.

Melissa told the outlet that Kim regularly works out, though recently amped up her fitness routine ahead of her SKIMS swim line launch.

The trainer told the outlet: “It gets more intense, less rest time, less chit chat — there’s always a little bit of that with your training buddy.

“Every day she comes in and she’s like, ‘Oh my god, I’m so sore.’ I’m like, ‘Let’s go to the next muscle.’”

She added that she has Kim focuses most of her energy on weight training and “really building muscle,” though they also do cardio, treadmill and stair master workouts together.

Melissa said: “Some days we do really heavy lifting and less reps.

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"Other days we’ll do moderate lifting and a little bit more reps to keep things in the aesthetic rep range.”

Kim is said to be “super strong” and can lift anywhere from 80 to 100lbs.


Weighted core exercises are another key part of Kim’s fitness routine.

The fitness trainer shared: “We do weighted cable rope crunches, which is probably one of my favorite ab workouts.

“If you want these boxy, chunky, crazy abs, that’s my number one.”

Kim also does ski abs, which is when you hold a plank position and do leg lifts with weighted balls. 


Meanwhile, Kim has been able to maintain her famous booty by doing weighted hip thrusts.

Melissa explained: “Over time, build every week. We try to add more weight and more weight to become stronger.

“When it comes to the aesthetic part — what they call toning — it’s about chiseling down the muscle, which is around the 12 to 15 rep range.” 

Other workouts Kim does with Melissa include leg presses, lunges and Bulgarian split squats. 

While Melissa admitted Kim's workout regime is "tough," she shared some motivation for KUWTK fans looking to get into shape.

She told the outlet: “You can create all the excuses. It’s like, ‘Oh, you’re too tired. Oh, you worked so much today. Oh, you could just order in.’

"None of that will make you happy. Nothing feels better than actually doing things for yourself, cooking that meal and getting to the gym.”

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