This Video of Brie Larson Will Inspire You to Try Indoor Rock Climbing
She's basically crawling up walls and upside down on ceilings like Spider-(Wo)man.
Brie Larson might be the next Captain Marvel, but that hasn't stopped her from embracing her inner Spider-(Wo)man. The Oscar winner recently took to Instagram to share a video of her indoor rock climbing-specifically, bouldering, a type of climbing that's close to the ground and uses no harness or rope-like it's NBD. (Inspired? Here are nine reasons you should try indoor rock climbing right now.)
From the get-go, it's evident that this isn't Larson's first time monkeying up a wall. She dominates an upside-down bouldering route-climbing so that she makes several moves with her back parallel to the ground. While she makes it all look easy, rock climbing (and bouldering, especially) is no easy feat. It's a total-body workout as well as a mental one. Climbing upside down requires a lot of practice and technique, and a heck of a lot of core, back, biceps, and grip strength. Not to mention, a tiny mistake can be quite unforgiving. Just one misstep, and you'll fall off the wall. (Watch her fall down to the crash pad at the end.)
This isn't the first time the Academy Award winner has flaunted her skills in the gym. Earlier this year, she inspired the masses by powering through an insanely heavy 400-pound hip thrust workout. And she's workout buddies with Alison Brie, who is fierce AF when it comes to lifting heavy. Plus, this pic of her sprawled on the floor post-workout is proof she leaves nothing in the tank while breaking a sweat. (Related: Record-Breaking Mountaineer Bonita Norris Will Make You Want to Be a Badass Climber Too)
To see her master something as badass as bouldering, though, is a reminder to constantly push yourself outside your comfort zone and try something new. It can benefit you in more ways than one. Your body and brain will be better off because of it, and you'll gain a sense of accomplishment, confidence, and all-around badassery.(Need more proof? Find out what happened when Shape editors swapped workouts for a month.)