The fitness routine that got her (and you) a suicide squad bod.

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Margot Robbie is the fittest she’s ever been after playing Harley Quinn in the DC Comics inspired film, Suicide Squad. Harley’s skimpy outfit, consisting of a ratty midriff and short shorts meant that Robbie’s body was on full display.

While we might all be dreaming about rock hard abs and slender legs, Robbie made it a reality through hard work and a few targeted exercises. Her trainer Andie Hecker has revealed the gruelling fitness routine that got Australia’s golden girl to be one of the fittest women in Hollywood.

Robbie undertook a series of different core strengthening exercises such as Pilates and ballet. These exercises activate the core muscles and leg muscles in limb extensions, giving the body a stronger musculature.

Don’t think cardio is out of the picture. “We also mix non-bulking cardio such as jump rope, rebounder, and ballet jumps – which are surprisingly the most challenging form of cardio I’ve ever come across,” Hecker told WHO.

Robbie originally worked out four to five times a week for an hour, but with the film coming up she increased her sessions to around three hours most days. Fitting in this kind of exercise with filming meant that Robbie was working day and night to portray her character to the best of her ability.

No one can say the girl doesn’t work hard.

The real question is how do we look as good as Robbie in short shorts? According to Hecker, adding weights to your routine will help booty exercises have more impact. “We did a lot of heavy-weighted, low reps of arabesque hooked up to resistance pulleys.”

Targeting different parts of the body (i.e. outer glutes and outer thighs) will help create Margot’s beautiful shape that we all lust after.

Dedication, Pilates, ballet, jump rope and some weights might just be the key to your ‘summer bod’. We’re off to buy a Harley Quinn Halloween outfit.

October 11, 20162:51pm

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