Actors' workout regimens are fascinating. It's amazing what one can do with near-limitless access to the best trainers, nutritionists and regimens in the world, so whether it's a Victoria's Secret angel or Mark Wahlberg, there's something about seeing how the rich and famous become lean, mean workout machines that just makes you tilt your head with your mouth open.
Brie Larson is one of those people. When the actress was preparing for her role as Carol Danvers in 2019's "Captain Marvel," she was reportedly doing things like hip-thrusting 400 pounds and pushing a literal Jeep around as part of her workout routine. Her trainer, the NSCA-certified founder of Rise Movement and Rise Nation, Jason Walsh, told SELF in 2019 that Larson was doing 12 hours a week of strength training and that he "pushed her past her limits on a constant basis."
The results were obvious, as Larson appeared on screen as one tough SOB.
In case you need a reminder of her workouts...
Now, as she prepares for "Captain Marvel 2," which is due out November 2022, Larson is again sharing her workout regimens via social media. This week, she filmed a YouTube upper body workout in tandem with pro wrestler Tegan Nox, where the two had an enlightening conversation while simultaneously, casually, chatting.
I don't know about you, but entertaining a riveting discourse while also doing push-ups and face pulls isn't exactly in my fitness wheelhouse -- talking at all during a workout is simply Not a Thing™.
So, yeah, safe to say she's strong AF.
Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake has been in the gym prepping for his new movie, "Palmer," which premieres today on Apple TV+. In the film, Timberlake plays the titular character, a former football star and ex-con who becomes a guardian to a young boy, Sam, abandoned by his mother. Helping Sam come to terms with his differences and rise above bullies helps Palmer find his way back to himself.
In order to portray Palmer in the way he felt he should, Timberlake set out on a fitness journey over the last year to put on 15 pounds of muscle. His trainer, Ben Bruno, shared on Instagram that Timberlake often did two workouts a day, because "once he sets a goal, he goes after it with an intense focus and effort and does whatever it takes." In this clip, Timberlake landmine-presses a 120-pound barbell with one arm which, apparently, some professional athletes can't even do.
Quick disclaimer: It sounds like JT uses a ~word of choice~ at the very end of this video, which we honestly can't fault him for after watching.
Alright, alright, so Timberlake is a bad*ss, too...but I think Brie could take him. Have you ever seen a dude try and complete a women's strength-training class? Babies, all of 'em! I'm throwing my support behind Ms. Captain Marvel if it ever comes down to it.