Brie Larson’s Instagram provides fitness inspiration. The Captain Marvel actress has new routines regularly.
Recent social media posts show her rowing, inverting core exercises, and doing weighted push-ups. Her program now includes a sled push. Larson posted photos of herself pushing a Torque Fitness sled on Instagram last week. Larson’s face in the photos shows how difficult it was for her to move the sled.
She captioned, “Hey, Siri, play Salt-N-“Push Pepa’s it.”
Why does Larson choose to act in this way? According to Marty Miller, a regional master instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and vice president of education and training at Technogym North America, including a weighted sled push in a training program is a safe and effective way to improve performance as well as overall fitness.
According to him, in order to propel a sled forward, you need to rapidly exert a great deal of force, which works the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. According to Miller, “It builds unilateral lower body strength and power, improves hip and ankle mobility, improves sprint mechanics, increases maximum running speed, core activation, and metabolic conditioning.”
It’s not just Brie Larson who incorporates sled work into her workout routine; other celebrities do too! Recently, Kate Hudson shared a video on Instagram of herself working out with personal trainer Brian Nguyen by pulling a sled.
In a previous conversation, Nguyen stated that pushing and pulling the sled “work everything.” “It’s also excellent for separating the legs and hips—your legs must move separately,” he adds. “Your legs must work independently.” In addition to that, he mentioned that the workouts require upper body strength.