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Kate Upton's confidence-boosting workouts

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Kate Upton's confidence-boosting workouts

Kate Upton works out to feel more confident.

The 'Sports Illustrated' model regularly partakes in kickboxing because it makes her feel as though she can "handle anything".

Speaking about her lessons with fitness guru David Kirsch, she said: "I just walked in and said, 'I want to be trained like a fighter, like I'm going to get in the ring and fight someone'.

"It makes me feel like I can handle anything."

The 22-year-old model - who is known for her curvy figure - has admitted she can't resist a "cheat day" but works hard to be a healthy and positive example for young women everywhere.

She added: "I am healthy, and I do work really hard, and I want to be a positive role model in that way.

"What I've learned is that it's about putting the right fuel in your body and treating your body well. So I try to eat as well as I can, but I also always have a cheat day."

Meanwhile, Kate also opened up about being "judged" and whilst she finds the internet "horrible", she believes a "bit of hate" is a good thing.

She added to Net-A-Porter's The Edit magazine: "I've heard people say, 'You put yourself in that position to be judged'.

"But no, I put myself in that position because I really liked that photographer. I wanted to do that piece of work. Not to be judged. The internet can be horrible, so I just don't look at it anymore...

"But maybe a bit of hate is good for me. Because if I'm in a spot where everyone loves me, I won't try as hard."