Here, we break down all of Robin Wright’s diet and fitness tricks that she employs to look as good as she does.
Robin Wright's House Of Cards Body
Wright’s personal trainer, Grace Lazenby, explained that the actor’s body takes more than just one type of exercise, mixing in a variety of workouts to attack different parts of her physique.
“You can love SoulCycle. But you can’t go to SoulCycle five times a week and do squats and lunges and expect to go on camera, ever.”
That’s why Lazenby hosts classes for Wright that involve elements of barre work, pole dancing and muscle-lengthening yoga moves to get her camera ready.
Wright is also a big fan of running, often kick-starting her day with a beach run. She has been quoted saying, “Running gets everything done, doesn’t it? Covers it all.”
With regards to her eating, Wright admitted that when she was preparing for House of Cards filming to resume she gave paleo a red-hot go—a diet that involves eating like a caveman, avoiding processed food and dairy products and sticking to meat, fish, vegetables and fruit.
“I’m trying to do the paleo diet. No carbs. I’ve got to get thin for the show.”
However, Wright let her red carpet secret slip to People magazine when they asked what her secret to staying in amazing shape:
“I have Spanx on. Always! I have to wear them all the time!”
Regardless of whether she is sans-Spanxs or not, there’s no denying that Robin Wright works hard for her body, and it is certainly paying off!
Robin Wright's Wonder Woman Body
In an interview with ET Online, Wright explained that she was on an extremely strict diet during filming the hit movie Wonder Woman, where she played General Antiope.
“We were trying to do 2-3,000 calories a day: raw oats in smoothies with avocado, whole milk and weight-gain powder, three times a day.”
And as for her fitness routine during Wonder Woman, Wright incorporated her warrior role as the basis of her workout.
“We would do horse riding for an hour, then drive from the stable to the studio and do weight training for an hour—heavy weights and short reps to build size quickly.”
Though Wright admits that her co-stars had it worse when it came to their workouts, as she was juggling filming for House of Cards for half the time that she was filming Wonder Woman. Goddess bods sure do take time!
How To Get Robin Wright's Toned Arms
Lazenby explains that she sculpts Wright’s arms by getting her to do ‘Pilates Rowing’, as “you’re engaging your chest, core, back, triceps and biceps.”
To do this you need to sit down with your legs stretched out (and your glutes and core engaged). Grab a 1kg weight in each hand and hold your arms straight out in front of you. Extend your arms by reaching forward while pushing your back down—if you can get your weights to touch your toes then you’ll get the most out of this workout. Exhale and lift your torso up so your back to sitting, before pushing your hands up in the air. Lower your arms to return to the start of the workout.
You should be doing this exercise three times a week to start seeing Wright-esque results within a fortnight.