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Margot Robbie’s Workout Routine
Diet Plan & Supplements

Isaac Robertson
Published by Isaac Robertson
Fact checked by Donald Christman, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: June 24, 2021

Known for her physically intense roles as a superhero (or antihero) in Suicide Squad to an Olympic athlete in I, Tonya, Margot Robbie is a pretty versatile actress.

Her stunning appearance speaks loudly of her discipline in fitness and health.

To find out her secret to a slender body, I did some research for you and dug into her interviews and social media profiles.

Here’s everything to know about Margot Robbie’s diet and workout routine.

Her Stats

Smiling Margot Robbie

Age: 30 years old

Height: 5 ft and 6 in

Weight: 125 lbs

Waist: 24 in

Chest: 34 in

Career Highlights

  • Margot Robbie got nominated as Best Actress for The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Robbie got to play Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, where she worked out extra hours to get in that fighting shape
  • Margot Robbie also played a notorious skater in the comedy-drama I, Tonya, where she trained skating and did the incredibly challenging form of cardio for this role

 

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Margot Robbie's Workout Routine

Girls doing leg and butt workout

Margot Robbie’s workout routine may work for you if you are not fond of the gym and are looking for creative ways to stay fit.

When the Harley Quinn star isn’t preparing for a specific film, she typically hits the gym three days a week doing a mix of workouts and spends the other three days going outside and doing cardio activities.

Here’s Margot Robbie’s workout routine.

Monday Workout: Legs and Butt

Woman doing back squats
  • Back Squats: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Leg Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Weighted Step Ups: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Front Squats: 3 sets of 10 reps

Circuit:

  • Calorie Jog, Row, or Bike: 60 reps
  • Jump Ropes: 50 reps
  • Jump Squats: 40 reps
  • Mountain Climbers: 30 reps
  • Plank to Push-Ups: 20 reps
  • Burpees: 10 reps

Tuesday Workout: Non-bulking cardio activity day

Margot Robbie dedicates this day to non-bulking cardio activities such as jump rope, rebounder, pilates, and ballet jumps, and you can also do the same.

Wednesday Workout: Core and Upper Body

A woman doing dumb bell military press
  • Military Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Push-ups (or Knee Ups): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Plank to Push-Ups: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Pull-ups (or Pike Push Ups): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Chest Press: 3 sets of 10 reps

Circuit:

  • Calorie Jog, Row, or Bike: 60 reps
  • Jump Ropes: 50 reps
  • Jump Squats: 40 reps
  • Mountain Climbers: 30 reps
  • Plank to Push-Ups: 20 reps
  • Burpees: 10 reps

Thursday Workout: Non-bulking cardio activity day

The same as Tuesday: some jump rope, ballet jumps, pilates, and rebounder.

Friday Workout: Back, Core and Legs

Doing the deadlift workout
  • Deadlift: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Plank Holds: 3 sets of 60 seconds
  • Rows (Barbell, Dumbbell, or Cable): 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Straight Leg Deadlift (Barbell or Dumbbell): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Leg Lifts: 3 sets of 25 reps

Circuit:

  • Calorie Jog, Row, or Bike: 60 reps
  • Jump Ropes: 50 reps
  • Jump Squats: 40 reps
  • Mountain Climbers: 30 reps
  • Plank to Push-Ups: 20 reps
  • Burpees: 10 reps

Saturday Workout: Non-bulking cardio activity day

The same as Tuesday/Thursday.

How to Train Like Harley Quinn?

Margot Robbie’s trainer, Andie Hecker, told in an interview that when she was preparing for her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, Robbie trained four to five days a week, three hours each day.

Margot Robbie’s workouts were adjusted to nail Quinn's body and Harley's skimpy costume, which meant toning her legs and butt while keeping her petite.

To pull the muscles in and build and lift the butt, they did tons of heavy-weighted, low reps arabesque pulls, hooked to resistance pulleys, and arabesque lifts with heavy ankle weights.

The Margot Robbie workout routine also included the outer thigh workout to create a beautiful line from the waist to the upper thigh, targeting outer glutes with high reps and low weights.

Robbie's intense exercises for her Harley Quinn role also included bodyweight squats, triceps extensions, lateral raises, bicep curls, and tabletop crunches.

Margot Robbie’s Workout Principles

Mother and daughter stretching while having fun

1. Do Workouts You Enjoy

Margot Robbie told in an interview that she prefers workout routines she enjoys, such as taking dance classes and playing tennis with her friends when not training for a specific character.

The Harley Quinn star also loves pilates because she feels better after a stretch.

2. Getting in Shape Takes Hard Work

Robbie’s trainer, Andie Hecker, told in an interview about the commitment of the Australian actress that she’s a “total trooper” to achieve that body change into exactly what she wanted in a short time.

For example, to achieve an athletic physique, it required Margot Robbie a lot of time dedicated to leg and core exercise training and performing ballet jumps about which Robbie told in an interview that were “the most challenging form of cardio.”

Now, that’s a pretty intense workout routine.

What is Margot Robbie’s Diet?

Blueberries and avocado

Robbie keeps a healthy diet, but she also indulges herself at times, eating fries and burgers with a pint of beer.

When Margot Robbie wants to pull off a slender figure, she switches to an extreme diet like munching carrot sticks for three days.

Here’s Margot Robbie’s sample meal plan:

Breakfast

  • porridge with blueberries
  • green smoothie made from kale and apples
  • avocado toast with bacon

Lunch

  • salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and mackerel
  • lemon chicken with brown rice
  • Whole grains

Dinner

  • tuna steak with sweet potatoes
  • vegetable hot pot with rice noodles
  • tuna with baked vegetables

Diet Principles

1. Eat a well-balanced diet

Robbie makes sure she eats a well-balanced, healthy diet; she’ll typically eat high-protein dishes such as a lemon chicken with brown rice, carbohydrates from salad and sweet potato, and getting other nutrients from the vegetable hot pot with rice noodles.

The Australian actress also cuts off saturated fats, fast food, sugary drinks, and chocolate, especially when she’s preparing for her roles.

2. Indulge yourself sometimes

While Margot Robbie does feel flattered with her curvy figure, the Hollywood celebrity revealed she’s not good at eating in moderation. She doesn’t feel like compromising her affection for food –  and sometimes indulges herself in chocolate, waffles, and fries.

What Supplements Does She Take?

Close up image of supplements

Here are some supplements the Harley Quinn star uses to boost her workout performance.

Vitamins

Taking vitamins for women helps Robbie achieve her performance goals more quickly and increases her tolerance for intense exercise sessions. For example, Vitamin D relieves muscle pain and inflammation, speeding up recovery and increasing muscle mass [1].

Other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, B6, B12, etc., also help boost energy and speed up muscle growth and repair.

Magnesium

Getting enough magnesium is also important for Robbie to boost her endurance for intense exercises and decrease her after-workout fatigue.

“Magnesium helps athletes push harder and endure cardio-type exercises because it increases oxygen supply and reduces lactic acid build-up that causes muscle pain and fatigue.”

 

Tom Hritz, Ph.D., RD, LDN, and Clinical Nutrition Manager at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Are You Going to Try Margot's Workout Routine?

Margot Robbie is a multi-talented star whose grueling workout routines and well-balanced diet truly paid off.

Her workouts are pretty intense with all the bodyweight squats, triceps extensions, lateral raises, bicep curls, and tabletop crunches exercise routines.

Still, they are perfect for those who avoid weight-lifting and want creative and fun ways to stay fit.

And even though they require dedication and hard work, you may get a toned and healthy body if you give it a go.


Reference:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3497950

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