Margot Robbie's Exercise Regime For 'Suicide Squad' Was Intense

BY HARPER'S BAZAAR ARABIA / Aug 7 2016 / 18:11 PM

The Aussie beauty trained for up to three hours a day to get in shape

Margot Robbie's Exercise Regime For 'Suicide Squad' Was Intense
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In Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn, a supervillain who spends the bulk of the movie in booty shorts. There's also one scene where she gets changed and isn't really wearing all that much. 

In the 14 days before shooting that scene, in particular, Margot, who has nailed every red carpet appearance on the movie's press tour, worked out for two to three hours per day, according to her personal trainer Andie Hecker.

But instead of high-intensity interval training — the golden standard for a quick transformation — she practiced a Pilates-based routine, incorporating more reps and an extra-wide range of motion than a typical Pilates regimen, Hecker says.

Because the actress has a background in ballet (she danced in her teens), Hecker threw in a ballet-inspired jumping circuit that involved ballet jumps, a jump rope, and a rebounder (a mini trampoline designed for fitness).

"It was very important to me to keep her regiment well-rounded in order to condition the entire body and not overwork any one muscle group," Hecker told Cosmopolitan.com, also describing Margot's fitness plan as "hardcore."

While the routine above sounds exhausting on its own, Margot topped it off by swimming laps.

According to Hecker, Margot didn't restrict her calories while amping up her workouts, which is a good thing since the actress needed every bite to fuel her workouts and keep the curves that made her look like a "sexy badass."

Via Harper's Bazaar US