Hunger Games Workout: Get in ‘killer’ shape!

Hunger Games Workout: Get in ‘killer’ shape!
March 15, 2012 WES FERGUSON
Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth

FitnessBytes with Wes Ferguson

OMG you guys, are you sick of hearing about The Hunger Games yet? I mean, super excited to see the movie?!? Yah, me too. Since there’s no such thing as media over saturation, let’s see how the film’s stars got in shape to film those killer fight scenes. Because this is the kind of stuff you need to know for that impending end of the world 2012 thing.

“It’s lots of training,” Jennifer Lawrence told MTV, “but the training’s actually really fun. I’ve done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing — and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!”

Jen also told Glamour that she eats what she wants; “I don’t diet. I do exercise! But I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?”

So there — Run! Jump! Climb! Shoot stuff! And eat! If you want specifics, Vanity Fair created a routine you can follow below:

• Exercise – Bear Squat
• Equipment – none, just your body weight
• Description – The bear squat combines a full plank, which is fantastic for the core, and an explosive leg press. Begin in plank then bend your knees and send your hips back over your heels keeping the knees off the floor (spine is flexed and arms are extended). With a powerful push from your legs, extend back out to plank and hold.

• Exercise – Curtsy Squat Side Lunge
• Equipment – Dumbbells
• Description – To truly develop strong legs that are functional for running, jumping, leaping and carrying heavy loads, you must train them in all directions. Holding heavy dumbbells in each hand begin with feet together. Step out to the side with your right leg, keeping your left leg straight. Hinge forward slightly but keep chest lifted with the dumbbells on either side of your right leg. Push off your right foot and immediately step back and cross behind the left leg, bending both knees into a curtsy squat.

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Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth