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Brie Larson’s Trainer: How to Workout Like A Superhero

Brie Larson's Trainer: How to Workout Like A Superhero

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson looks amazing in her Captain Marvel superhero costume, but to look that good you need to keep your body in top shape.

How can you look as good she did in Captian Marvel? Well, Brie Larson’s trainer Jason Walsh has a workout that will help you get that superhero body in time for summer. Continue on…

 

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9 months of training really does some stuff to your body ??? #mondaymotivation

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CelebNHealth247.com reports that Brie Larson’s trainer revealed that she trained for over four hours a day, but that included a lot more than just gym time.

The Captain Marvel star took to Instagram to reveal

9 months of training really does some stuff to your body.

According to Brie Larson’s trainer, Jason Walsh, here is what he had to say:

Nobody needs to lift weights for four hours. A typical day would start with “soft tissue work” like massages and stretching, then move on to big lifts like squats in the morning. Her day was NOT over because she returned for more fine-tuning types of exercises, plus other training like fight choreography.

Larson sore all the time according to Walsh, who said:

Yeah, like, pretty much all the time.

That was only at the beginning, Walsh modified the training as needed, and put a lot of emphasis on recovery. Walsh adds over time his clients develop an “appreciation” for the soreness. Over time, soreness fades—“she wasn’t sore every single day, that’s not the goal.” Make sure to modify a workout don’t stop training.

Brie Larson's Trainer: How to Workout Like A Superhero

The Key thing to working out is how to handle the mental challenges of working so hard:

Having a trainer is good because you can trust to know exactly what you’re capable of.

Jason Walsh explains:

You have to push through at certain points. You’re going to push through comfort zones. There were many times when I would push her, knowing full well that she’s capable of doing [an exercise]…and she would cry.

During a press conference for Captain Marvel, Brie described her workouts:

It’s very emotional when you’re kind of stirring up something very vulnerable and raw inside of you, and you’re also learning that it’s just for you; there was nothing for me to prove. I wasn’t proving it to other people at the gym. I certainly wasn’t proving it to my trainer, because he was never going to be fully impressed; it’s his job to not be impressed. I [was there at the gym] for myself.

Jason Walsh told Men’s Health:

She got pound for pound as strong as any guy I know. And that’s saying something.

The Warmup:

Full Body Foam Roll:

1 to 3 minutes in each position

World’s Greatest Stretch:

5 to 6 reps per side

Activation Exercises:

The aim of these moves is to get the muscles that support your spine fully activated and ready to perform.

Half-Kneeling Band Rows:

2 sets of 8 to 10 reps

Hip Thrusts:

2 sets of 8 to 10 reps

Bench Y-T-W Raise:

1 set of 10 to 15 reps for each motion

Medicine Ball Slam:

2 sets of 10 to 15 reps

 

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16lbs ? cc: @chrishemsworth

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Primary Exercises:

Walsh calls this section the “meat and potatoes” of the programming.

This is the body working, recruiting every single muscle, multi-joint movements. This is where you get the most out of your workout.

Landmine Deadlift:

3 sets of 8 to 10 reps

Single-Leg Landmine Deadlift:

3 sets of 8 to 10 reps per leg

Eccentric Bench Pushup:

2 sets of 8 to 10 reps

Isometric Pushup:

2 to 3 sets of 3 to 4 10 second holds at each position

Weighted Pushup:

2 sets of 8 to 10 reps

 

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275lbs —> @whatsgabycookin ?

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Despite the workout, during the opening weekend of Captain Marvel, Brie posted this on Instagram:

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Pete Peter

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