Lupita Nyong'o Is Toned AF In A Swimsuit While Training Underwater For 'Wakanda Forever'

Lupita Nyong'o Is Toned AF In A Swimsuit While Training Underwater For 'Wakanda Forever'
  • Lupita Nyong'o had to do intense training for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

  • The actress, 39, posted a video of herself carrying weights underwater, and her arms and legs are so toned.

  • When she's not filming, Lupita stays energized by eating a protein-based diet.

Lupita Nyong'o just proved that she became a legit fish to prepare for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Us alum took to Instagram to share the intense workout routine she did to prep for all the swimming in the film. In the video, Lupita showed off her sculpted arms and legs while walking with heavy weights at the bottom of a pool.

"Swimming down to Talokan was not as easy as it looked! 🏊🏿♀️🌊🏝," she captioned the post.

TBH, I was holding my breath watching her video, and apparently, so were her fans. "You did that!!!!🔥🔥🔥," one user wrote. "This is my cue to FINALLY take swimming lessons 😂😂😂," another added. "Ok..but why am I holding my breath while watching this? 🤣🤣🤣," a third person chimed in.

It's clear that Lupita does not mess around when it comes to training. She even went to boot camp in Atlanta, Georgia, for six weeks to prep for all the stunt work she did in Black Panther.

But when she's not getting ready to save the world on the big screen, she's still a regular in the gym. She previously shared a video of herself crushing a dumbbell workout:

And another of her doing 50 (!!) glute bridges.

When it comes to her diet, Lupita loads up on protein-based meals with lean meats and lots of produce. Her go-to breakfast includes foods such as plantains, blueberries, and sweet potatoes. She also loves pineapple juice, or "a lemongrass tea in a sunny nook," she told Vogue.

This is fairly different from what her diet looked like while filming the first Black Panther, which she revealed was sugar-free. "We could have fruit, which is a good sugar, but no fructose or refined sugar," she told Essence. "We could have carbs, which are good when you work out as much as we did, and we weren't eating less."

BRB, off to book a swimming lesson!

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