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This is what you need to do in the gym to get a body like Blake Lively

By Marni July 14, 2017
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You may remember that in 2014 Blake Lively gave birth to her first daughter, James, and was then back in a bikini just a few months later to film The Shallows. Well, Blake's trainer Don Saladino, who also happens to train Ryan Reynolds, has given some insight into what Blake does to get into shape.

Don is currently getting Blake ready for her next film Bruised and after recently having her second baby, Ines.

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If you needed any more motivation to get comfortable in the weights section of the gym, Saladino says that weight training is a huge part of her training. 

Speaking with Health:

“When you are doing those exercises, you are not training one area of the body. They are complex and compound and they are requiring the whole body to work. You also get that cardiovascular effect too.”​

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When she's not filming, she works out twice a week, but when she's preparing for a major movie she'll train up to six times a week.

Speaking with People Magazine, he explained:

“We would do an upper body workout Monday, lower body Tuesday. Wednesday was a playful pool workout where she would do laps... Thursday was upper body, Friday lower body, and Saturday we were focusing on the accessory movers: the arms, the shoulders.”

Some of the moves he would make her do include farmer's walks, sled pushes, squats, deadlifts and incline pushups. 

“This is burning high calories, and getting her foundation really, really strong.”

And they didn't spend hours and hours in the gym every day either, with Saladino saying:

“What she did was very doable... It was max an hour. Maybe a couple of special days it went over a little bit, but the reality is she has a baby, and she’s a working woman.”

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He also gets Blake to do a lot of jumping, skipping, crawling and other functional movements.

If you can't find us for the next hour, we'll be at the gym...

Image: Columbia Pictures