Margot Robbie is our hero. Not only is she a total babe, the Queensland born actress is notorious for choosing the most intensely physical movie roles, and also doing much of her own stunt work. This means months and months of sacrifice.

Preparation is always twofold, as Robbie places equal weight on eating well and training, as reported by Emirates Woman. Robbie apparently purges her diet of all saturated fats, fast foods, sugary drinks and chocolate in preparation for roles, though she’ll always permit herself the occasional glass of wine or two. That’s our girl!

The magazine also shared an excerpt of Robbie’s clean-eating, protein-rich diet, which involves porridge and a green smoothie for breakfast, salad and lemon chicken for lunch, and fish (preferably tuna) with baked vegetables for dinner.

So let’s get down to the workouts. This is how Margot prepped for her past film roles:

I, Tonya

To give her power to execute all those jumps and spins, the 27-year-old focused specifically on strengthening her legs. But it wasn’t until the real-life Tonya Harding gave her a tip that she began to see results. “I spent a lot of time in the gym, trying to build muscle mass for I, Tonya,” recalls Margot. “I was like, ‘I’ve been working on my legs. I’m trying to get stronger in my legs,’” Robbie recalled in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “She’s like, ‘forget that, worry about your core strength.’ I was like ‘Ok, I’ll do more sit-ups.’

That she did. In fact, she committed to firing up her abs with 100 of the suckers each day.

Though Robbie worked out only five days a week, each of her workout sessions were reportedly four hours long—so her peak physical condition came as absolutely no surprise.

Suicide Squad

For her role as Harley Quinn in 2015’s Suicide Squad, Robbie embraced boxing and intense leg and butt workouts, as well as focusing intensively on abs.

Her trainer Andie Hecker told People: “We did a lot of heavy-weighted, low reps of arabesque pulls hooked up to resistance pulleys, as well as arabesque lifts with heavy ankle weights in order to build and lift the butt. We also did a tonne of side-series outer thigh work, targeting outer glutes with high reps and low weights, to pull her muscles in and creative a beautiful line from the waist to the upper thigh.”

Hecker said he was very impressed by Robbie’s dedication to the role, and tirelessly chasing the best possible physique. “She was a total trooper. It was very satisfying to see her body change into exactly what she wanted it to look like in such a short time.”

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