Revealed: Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad workout

Margot Robbie really put in the hard yards to make sure she looked incredible in her Harley Quinn costume for the new Suicide Squad movie.

It has been revealed that the Gold Coast actress worked out for three hours a day for three weeks while shooting the blockbuster.


Her trainer Andie Hecker told People magazine that Robbie got into tip top shape through a mix of pilates, ballet and more. “We also mixed in 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 said.

As Robbie wears a skimpy costume throughout the film, most of the exercises focused on toning her abs and butt. “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,” she says. “We also did a ton of side series outer thigh work, targeting outer glutes with high reps and low weights, to pull those muscles in and create a beautiful line from the waist to the upper thigh.”

“She was a total trooper,” she said. “It was very satisfying to see her body change into exactly what she wanted it to look like in such a short time.”