Jennifer Lawrence looked flawless as blue-skinned mutant, Mystique, in “X-Men: First Class.”
And we expect her to look just as good when she reprises her role in the upcoming “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
Wong credits one piece of equipment in particular for getting Lawrence so fit so fast: resistance bands.
For those who aren’t familiar with these, they’re best described as oversized rubber bands. The stretchy bands come in different colors, which signal differing levels of resistance. The bands can add resistance to simple moves like leg lifts or crab walks, making the workout harder and more effective. The more resistance, the more you engage your muscles.
Wong told the Daily Mail that he and Lawrence did everything from yoga to weight lifting to running to prep for her role, but the best thing about her resistance band workouts was that the star could do them while on set.
Wong said he often only had 10 minute intervals with Lawrence while she was filming, but he always managed to squeeze in a few moves with resistance bands, targeting and toning certain areas like butt or legs. He says the bands are the ultimate way to train on-the-go, since they can easily fit into your pocket, and you don’t necessarily need to break a sweat for them to be effective.
Wong — who’s been a proponent of the bands all throughout his 15 years of training — also says the bands can be a great alternative for women who want to get into resistance training but shy away from lifting weights for fear of becoming bulky.
Excuse us while we go buy some resistance bands.