Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games Workout Revealed

05/01/2015 10:31 | Updated 20 May 2015

When Jennifer Lawrence isn't face palming Emma Watson in public, she's busy filming the latest Hunger Games installment, Mockingjay Part 1. Yes, Lawrence needs to learn her lines, but she also needs a fighting-fit body to match her character, Katniss Everdeen.

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CGI can only fix so much and as the actress revealed to Teen Vogue, there's no real substitute for high-intensity cardio if you want a great body. (Read it and weep).

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Jennifer trains with Dr Joe Horrigan, responsible for some of the incredible bodies seen in Charlie's Angels II, Spiderman 2 and of course The Hunger Games, and he shared his top tips with Teen Vogue. Here are a few of the best for surviving the arena (or looking great in your summer bikini.)

Yes, it's as painful as it sounds but it gets results. Warm up for 5 to 10 minutes and then aim for 20 minutes of high intensity cardio such as running up hills, a stationary bike ride with high resistance or skipping (caution: this will feel nothing like the childhood version but your body will love you after).

2. Strength training

Training with weights, doing squats, pushups etc is a fantastic way to build muscle and get your heart going. Like swimming, weight-training means you continue to burn calories even at rest, winning! (And trust us, no matter how hard you train, you will NOT end up 'beefy' but you will end up very toned.)

3. Yoga

It's important not to over-do the high intensity workouts and give your body enough time to recover. Once or twice a week do a very low intensity workout such as yoga to stretch out your muscles and improve your flexibility. Try one of Jen's favourite yoga poses, which include reverse warriors, sun salutes and planks.

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