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Brie Larson got in superhero shape for Captain Marvel — here’s how she did it

·Video Producer, Yahoo Lifestyle
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Marvel fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting next week’s release of the first trailer for Captain Marvel, and Brie Larson has revealed that she went hard in the gym for nine months to prepare for her eponymous role in the upcoming film.

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Lewks? Ya we got ‘em.

A post shared by Brie (@brielarson) on Sep 5, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT

Larson is making history as the first woman solo lead in a Marvel action movie, and she has completely transformed her physique for the part. Wonder how she did it? We’ve got the scoop.

Larson’s didn’t get her superhero strength without a trusty sidekick; she has been working out with celebrity trainer Jason Walsh at his Los Angeles facility, Rise Nation. Larson has been posting on Instagram about her intense workouts with Walsh, and we are so here for it.

Training for superhero movies is notoriously rigorous, but the Oscar-winning actress has proven she is up to the challenge. Larson revealed that for her weighted hip-thrust workout, she’s able to work with up to 400 pounds — and she makes pushups with two 25-pound chains around her waist look easy. Looks as if her hard work is paying off.

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335/350/400 byeeeeeee

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As she noted on Instagram, “9 months of training really does some stuff to your body. Getting stronger is a process I’m committed to showing up for everyday.”

Larson’s training doesn’t end when she leaves the gym. She also got some tips from real pilots to help “get closer to the core” of her Captain Marvel character. The superhero-in-training posted an Instagram photo of herself — alongside a brigadier general in a cockpit, wearing full flight gear.

This isn’t the first time Larson has had to transform her body for a movie. She previously trained for her role in Room and gained 15 pounds of muscle for the part that eventually won her an Academy Award. “I was able to lift things that I never felt in my life I would be able to do,” she told People in 2016.

Most importantly, her openness about the process over the last nine months is a good reminder to us all that these kind of badass results don’t just happen overnight. Keep killing it, Brie! And see you soon, Captain Marvel.

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