Taylor kicks some SERIOUS ass in her latest Instagram video

After picking up a whopping nine nominations today for the MTV VMAs, singer Taylor Swift rewarded fans by letting them in on a behind-the-scenes look at the prep for one of her most successful videos to date.

Bad Blood, which earned Taylor the majority of her VMA noms today, definitely showed Taylor at her fiercest yet, kicking villainous ass with an all-female team of allies, including Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Lena Dunham and Gigi Hadid.

The physical element of the video took a serious amount of training, as Taylor revealed today with a throwback video to her first day learning to fight with the help of two stuntmen.


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"Throwback to my first day of fight training for the Bad Blood music video. Thank you so much for the 9 nominations," the singer wrote.

While most of Taylor's Instagram updates revolve around her cats, baking, her celebrity pals and her on-stage antics, behind it all is a pretty strict fitness regime, too. "For me, working out is not so I can get skinny,” the naturally slim star told WebMD's magazine a few years back. “It’s so that I’m not panting on stage.”

These days, she takes SoulCycle classes with her pal Karlie Kloss when in New York, and hikes the Hollywood Hills while in Los Angeles. When it comes to her workouts, she's a cardio freak, saying she prefers running over anything else.

"I don’t like any kind of exercise other than running. And I love that because it’s about the music,” Taylor admits. “For me … running is about blasting a whole bunch of new songs and running to the beat. It’s also good because it makes me find a gym wherever I am."