Brie Larson shares how she’s keeping fit in quarantine
If you’ve recently found yourself back at the gym after basically being one with the couch these past five months, you’ve probably wondered at some point, “how did I get so unfit?” After all, walking to the fridge between eps of Yellowstone counts as cardio, right?
Brie Larson gets it. In a new video on her YouTube channel, the actress admitted she hasn’t exercised since the beginning of quarantine. But rather than stress out about how much strength she’s lost, the 30-year-old is easing back into it - one sweat session at a time.
“My intention for this workout is to not throw up," she told her Captain Marvel PT Jason Walsh during their first training back (which, btw, was done via Zoom).
"It's been a while, so I want to take it easy on myself, be realistic about where I'm coming from, and enjoy it while my mind flips out.”
The duo begin to go through a no-equipment routine made up of a series of bodyweight movements. Think sumo squats, butterfly extensions and different variations of planks.
"We're going to move through these exercises pretty quickly, and the idea is to keep yourself off the ground," Walsh said. "We want to keep moving around so we can help integrate the muscles, turn them back on, [and] reestablish circulation patterns."
As the workout progresses, it’s clear that Brie is struggling to push through.
“I can feel my mortality in a way that I haven’t in a while,” she says, looking red faced and sounding out-of-breath. She then curls up into the foetal position for the cool down period, which after her efforts, she definitely deserves.
It’s also pretty refreshing for a celebrity—especially one who plays a superhero—to be real about their fitness struggles. (Because, let’s face it, we’re all in the same boat post-iso.)
"It's unclear if anyone's actually going to do this workout along with us or just enjoy watching me struggle," she wrapped up the video. "If you liked it, if you didn't like it—keep your comments to yourself."
Inspired to give it a go? Check out the full workout here.
How have you been keeping fit at home?