Lupita Nyong’o shares a short clip of her workout routine on Instagram, and it makes your arms burn just by watching it.
“Sticking through with Ace Of Base #bodybossing, “wrote the Oscar winner in the caption.” Start the week with the right energy and the wrong words. 😂 “
The video shows Black Panther star holding small arm weights in a gym before being asked to “knock it out”. Nyong’o starts performing punching movements with a steady rhythm while still keeping the weight off, and she sings along to Ace of Base’s 1992 hit, “The Sign” all the time.
In the background, her coach coaches her through it all and reminds her to “keep breathing, keep moving.” Nyong’o continues to strike for over a minute before being told to move on to lateral raises.
People cheered her on in the comments. “The Queen.” Wrote one. “Strong!” Said another. Nyong’o also posted an excerpt of the video in his Instagram Story along with the lyrics to the song. It’s not clear why Nyong’o is going so hard in the gym right now, though Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movies at the moment, which may have something to do with it.
Video: Lupita Nyong’o shares intense dumbbell workout on Instagram (Health.com)
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Nyong’o has lots of experience working hard in the gym and telling AND! News in 2018, the training was “intense” for her role as Nakia in Black Panther. “It meant I had to get in particularly good shape for it to be able to perform the stunts that they required,” she said. Despite how intense it was, Nyong’o said she “loved the physical challenge” in her role.
Nyong’o’s training included a six-week boot camp in Atlanta that taught her special skills for six hours a day. “We wanted to have warm-ups together and then interrupt and perform our individual techniques,” she said Hollywood Reporter. “Nakia is a street fighter, so I had jujitsu and capoeira and petals.”
Told Nyong’o Essence in 2018, she ate lots of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates for her role in Black Panther. “It was only once we wrapped up that I realized I was on a sugar-free diet,” she said. “We could have fruit, which is a good sugar, but no fructose or refined sugar. But we could have carbohydrates, which is good when you exercise as much as we did, and we ate no less.”
Of course, Nyong’o doesn’t just count on his roles. She regularly shares workout tips on Instagram, including this coherent one she dropped in June: “When I feel the burn, I smile and it deceives my body into thinking I’m fine. And so am I! #Fitnesscanbefun #SweatNSmile. “
Nyong’o also recently revealed that she has been working hard lately after a fitness break – but does not want to lose her prey. “Fitness was once my friend. To be recognized and love it. (But junk stays in the trunk!) #SommerKrop, “she wrote along with videos of herself doing squats, stairs and push-ups.
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