Next week, the actress debuts in her standalone MCU blockbuster, which sees her kicking ass and getting shit done as Carol Danvers in a world of aliens, allies and enemies.
However, you can't just stroll on to set and start moving like a superhero, it takes graft, and apparently, pushing a jeep with your back against it. Really.
Brie Larson's #CaptainMarvel training plan- LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
1-3 months: Foundational training before “Avengers: Endgame”
3-6 months: Training continues during #Endgame, between Atlanta & LA
6-9 months: Focused “Marvel” training, including technical work for stunts & fights https://t.co/Xma4FI5j4T pic.twitter.com/xejSYU4eWm
Via LA Times, check out the five-step routine Brie had to attack as part of her preparation.
Warning: this may induce phantom back-ache or pulled hamstrings (or, if you're like us, the feeling of sluggishness and the need for a lie down!).
Here are 5 moves that you can try from home to train like #CaptainMarvel, if you're up for the super challenge👊- LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
1⃣ Hip thrusts
Beginner: Lie on the floor, knees up & lift your hips to the ceiling 15-25 times
Super: Larson worked her way up to weighted, 400-pound hip thrusts pic.twitter.com/diE8ephT6o
2⃣ Push-ups- LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
Beginner: Can't do one? Neither could Brie at first. With a pad beneath you, extend your arms & slowly lower your body. Once your chest touches the pad, drop your knees. Do the reverse.
Super: By the end, Brie could do push-ups w/ 50-pound, weighted chains on her back pic.twitter.com/7YZhlBu5Re
3⃣ Bulgarian split squat- LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
Beginner: Take a knee, with your left knee touching the ground and your right leg in a forward lunge. Raise yourself up & then lower yourself back down. Switch sides
Super: Brie eventually did these with 60-pound dumbbells in each hand or 120 pounds total pic.twitter.com/DN7kgMhPaN
4⃣ Pull-up drills- LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
Upper-body strength was critical for Larson's #CaptainMarvel stunts, like rope swings.
Beginner: With the help of a partner, jump to the top of the bar. Lower yourself with control & repeat.
Super: Brie couldn't do any before. Now look⬇️ https://t.co/Xma4FI5j4T pic.twitter.com/SDLeq1QvMj
5⃣ Sled to car- LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
The lines between actress & real-life #CaptainMarvel blurred when Brie pushed a 5,000lb Jeep
That moment started with a drill anyone can do from home. Stand with your arms extended against a wall & push into it as you run in place. Details: https://t.co/Xma4FI5j4T pic.twitter.com/U5o2Zby6bO
So there you have it, all you have to do to get into Kree warrior-like shape is complete nine months' worth of hip thrusts, push-ups, Bulgarian split squats, pull-up drills and 'sled to cars'.
Yeah right, we'll probbaly give that one a miss, thanks.
Although the actress appears to have smashed the gym in preparation for the movie, it was actually one of her co-stars that gave her the biggest problem during filming.
We'll give you a clue as to which one this might've been; it's one of the comics' most beloved – and whiskered – characters.
Captain Marvel is released in cinemas on March 8.
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