Motivation Munnday: X-Men AoA’s Olivia Munn

It’s the Munnday before X-Men: Age of Apocalypse hits theaters, so why not get some motivation for the week via a pertinent event in geek culture?

 

I didn’t have access to G4 back when Olivia Munn was co-hosting Attack of the Show with Chris Hardwick, but I did fall in love her portrayal of economics geek Sloan Sabbith on HBO’s The Newsroom. As part of the press tour for X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, she kept mentioning how much training she’s done for the role to portray one of her favorite (as well as one of mine) X-Men.

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Black Widow Image: Marvel.com

The Her Universe Black Widow Workout

Last month’s live streamed workout hosted by Her Universe and Fierce Lotus Fitness on Periscope is now available to view and participate in on YouTube! I’ve previously written about participating in the workout in a Motivation Monday post from April 18th. (You can read that post here.) 

The choreography for the routine incorporates fitness elements before flowing into a basic fight sequence inspired by Black Widow, which you better believe I was thinking about while watching her moves in Captain America: Civil War (currently available for viewing in a theater near you).

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May the 4th Be With You

It’s May 4th, 2016, otherwise known as Star Wars Day! It’s also a Wednesday, which means it’s hump day, so if you’ve reached the point of the week where you haven’t worked out yet, don’t feel like getting another workout in (*cough*cough*raises hand*), or have maybe dropped the ball in eating well, know that it’s not too late to change that!

After all, Wednesday is the mid-point. It’s where we push ourselves to continue with eating well and working out, AND it’s where we change how the week has been by getting back on track. So whether you need that extra nudge of the Force to keep going or to re-set the week, there’s no better day for that than Wednesday, especially when it falls on Star Wars Day.

If you need a little extrinsic motivation to use that Force, here’s Daisy Ridley using it to train. Notice that her trainer gives her pointers to correct her movements and her comment that she has to be distracted to get through her workouts. It’s not perfect, it’s not easy, but she gets through it!

 

So whether your light saber would be red or blue, may the Force be with you.

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