Excuse Me, Did I Really Just Witness Brie Larson Hold a Pull-Up For 1 Full Minute?!


We know Brie Larson is strong — remember that time she pushed a 5,000-pound car up a hill?! — but she keeps finding new ways to inspire with her Captain Marvel strength. Take yesterday, for example, when we tuned in to Larson’s foundational strength workout with trainer Jason Walsh. There we were, enjoying Walsh’s tips and Larson’s relatable commentary (including the classic “wait, we’re still in the warm-up?!” line), when Walsh suddenly challenged her to a pull-up hold at the end. Of course, she couldn’t say no.

Larson held the pull-up for one whole minute (it starts at 6:48!), and just typing that makes my shoulders hurt. But while that’s the eye-popping climax of the workout, we might love the rest of it even more. With moves like one-legged hip thrusts, side planks, and variations on the Superman hold, Larson’s workout focused on mindful movement, identifying and correcting imbalances, and creating foundational strength. You need all of that in place before you can move on to the jaw-dropping kinds of stunts Larson did to train for Captain Marvel.

“We actually started with all of these really fundamental, easy moves before we got to that point,” Walsh explained. “That’s one of the reasons why we built so much resiliency and you were able to not get injured.” We’ll say it again: build the fundamentals before you move on to the cool moves, and you won’t regret it.

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