13 Female Celebrities With Amazing Weight Room Strength

It's not just female athletes who can see tremendous benefit from true strength training. These 13 celebrities built strength, muscle and confidence all at once.

Alison Brie

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When Alison Brie landed the role of professional wrestler Ruth "Zoya the Destroya" Wilder in the Netflix series GLOW, she wanted to build the muscles to match. With the help of Walsh, she did exactly that. The 5-foot-3 Brie's reportedly capable of 14 consecutive Pull-Ups, a 230-pound Deadlift and a 400-pound Sled Push. She also performs all of her own stunts on the show and has yet to sustain an injury, as the increased muscle and strength has been key to that resiliency.

"Some of the key elements were lots and lots and lots of heavy sleds, pushing and pulling. Lots of Deadlifts, variations of Squats, Hip Thrusts, Pull-Ups, lots of work with medicine balls, throwing and jumping and lunging. You can't go wrong with these, there's a reason why they've been around for years," Walsh told SELF. "She got so strong and it felt so good, and that gives you so much confidence." 

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When Alison Brie landed the role of professional wrestler Ruth "Zoya the Destroya" Wilder in the Netflix series GLOW, she wanted to build the muscles to match. With the help of Walsh, she did exactly that. The 5-foot-3 Brie's reportedly capable of 14 consecutive Pull-Ups, a 230-pound Deadlift and a 400-pound Sled Push. She also performs all of her own stunts on the show and has yet to sustain an injury, as the increased muscle and strength has been key to that resiliency.

"Some of the key elements were lots and lots and lots of heavy sleds, pushing and pulling. Lots of Deadlifts, variations of Squats, Hip Thrusts, Pull-Ups, lots of work with medicine balls, throwing and jumping and lunging. You can't go wrong with these, there's a reason why they've been around for years," Walsh told SELF. "She got so strong and it felt so good, and that gives you so much confidence." 

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