Even though Margot Robbie was pretty relaxed with her workout regime for the role of Jane in The Legend of Tarzan, she got into full gear to play Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
Her character wore tight short shorts and was filmed topless, so she wanted to be in good shape.
Her personal trainer, Andie Hecker, has opened up in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about her workout regime, and spoiler alert: it's pretty intense. She trained Margot for two to three hours a day, focusing mostly on her abs and her booty.
When asked what Margot's favourite exercise was, Andie replied:
"You mean the one she gets the least mad about? (Laughs.) I think that she likes things when she's on her back, holding on to the handles — moving the legs in variations, so knee tucks or keeping her legs up."
She also said that they did a lot of planks, and that this was the easiest thing to achieve at home.
"We did a lot of planks on the machine. You can do planks facing the front or back of the machine. There's a ton of different types of planks. It works in an elongated fashion so it's not just crunching, you're keeping the abs and waist long. We also did a lot of leg lifts using the handles."
To work on her glutes, Andie also said that ankle weights were really important.
"Because of her costume, the butt was really important to focus on because the shorts were so short. She had to look sexy and strong. For the glutes, we did heavier resistance and lower reps to work on building that muscle a little more. I included heavier ankle weights than I would normally give someone — I would give her 5-pound ankle weights."
Among the other activities were ab exercises, leg movements and more. At least the hard work paid off!
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