What Is Margot Robbie's Exercise Routine?
Throughout her impressive career, Robbie has undertaken plenty of physically intense roles.
Aside from ice-skating (of course), Robbie told Australia's Body & Soul that her regime involved plenty of time in the gym to build muscle, as well as "weights, mostly, and lots of sit-ups. It's all the stuff you know you're meant to do, but just can never be bothered to do."
Because of the skating stunts she had to do for the film, Robbie underwent plenty of leg and core training, which helped her build the powerful yet lithe figure of an ice skater. Women's Health reported that she completed a hundred sit-ups every day during filming, under the instruction of figure skater Tonya Harding herself.
Though Robbie worked out only five days a week, each of her workout sessions were reportedly four hours long—so her peak physical condition came as absolutely no surprise.
For her role as Harley Quinn in 2015's Suicide Squad, Robbie embraced boxing and intense leg and butt workouts, as well as focusing intensively on abs—similar to stars like Kim Kardashian West and Gigi Hadid.
Her trainer Andie Hecker told People: "We did a lot of heavy-weighted, low reps of arabesque pulls hooked up to resistance pulleys, as well as arabesque lifts with heavy ankle weights in order to build and lift the butt. We also did a tonne of side-series outer thigh work, targeting outer glutes with high reps and low weights, to pull her muscles in and creative a beautiful line from the waist to the upper thigh."
Hecker said he was very impressed by Robbie's dedication to the role, and tirelessly chasing the best possible physique.
"She was a total trooper. It was very satisfying to see her body change into exactly what she wanted it to look like in such a short time."
What Is Margot Robbie's Diet?
As a native Queenslander—she hails from Dalby, west of the Gold Coast—Robbie is well and truly familiarised with a laid-back lifestyle.
Still, her career as an actress often sees her having to stick to a rigorous diet, in order to keep fit or trim down for a role.
Emirates Woman wrote that while Robbie purges her diet of all saturated fats, fast foods, sugary drinks and chocolate in preparation for roles, she'll always permit herself the occasional glass of wine or two. The magazine also shared an excerpt of Robbie's clean-eating, protein-rich diet, which involves porridge and a green smoothie for breakfast, salad and lemon chicken for lunch, and fish (preferably tuna) with baked vegetables for dinner.
As much as she might be pressured to stick to her diets, Robbie has said in the past that she'll often succumb to temptation, and has a lengthy list of cheat foods.
"I don't have a very good diet. I love beers, fries, burgers, but if I have to get in a bikini then I'll eat carrot sticks for three days. I'm one extreme or the other. Chocolate, waffles and fries are the main food groups that make up my diet."
Fair enough, Margot.