After landing the coveted role of Captain Marvel in 2016, Brie Larson completely transformed her body. With her love of intense workouts, she is absolutely ripped, sporting six-pack abs and an ultra-toned figure. “It didn’t sit well for me to play a strong character without actually being strong,” she explained in a 2020 YouTube video.
The Oscar-winning actress documents many of her exercises in videos via her Instagram account. Brie has shown how she’s been able to achieve such goals as one-arm pull-ups and one arm push-ups thanks to her dedication to fitness.
The Room star has proven she’s the pinnacle of fitness inspo by taking an already challenging workout and knocking it up a serious notch. Brie was a total pro at doing plenty of push-ups, so she added heavy metal chains hanging around her waist to give her a greater test of her strength. Next to one video of her plugging away through the exercise, she wrote in the caption, “Getting stronger is a process I’m committed to showing up for every day.”
Brie used another inspirational quote when doing a series of resistance band workouts, writing next to the video, “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.”
The Just Mercy actress isn’t just a gym fiend. While she loves to hit the boxing ring for her cardio workouts, Brie enjoys dancing as a way of getting her body moving. Next to a January 2, 2019, Instagram video of her doing a lovely choreographed routine in a dance studio, she wrote, “New Year, new chance to get in step and out of step and then back in it again and all the way through.”
When Brie gets outside for a workout, she literally goes for the highest peaks. In 2019, she rock climbed The Grant Teton, a 13,775-foot mountain just outside of Jackson, Wyoming. She and her personal trainer, Jason Walsh, only trained for six weeks for the amazing accomplishment. But her fitness level was so high thanks to her Captain Marvel workouts, and she trained at an indoor rock climbing gym to practice the technical moves needed for the feat.
Brie ended up turning the experience into a 16-minute YouTube video that she released in 2020, a year after her secret climb. In it she told fans, “If I can do it, you can do it. I don’t think that I am a superhuman. I know that I play one in a movie, but there’s a lot of CGI and wires involved.”
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