We Can't Stop Watching These Intense Clips of Alison Brie Training for Her Wrestling Series 'GLOW'

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(Photos: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images & Netflix)

(Photos: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images & Netflix)

How did the pint-sized 5'3" actress Alison Brie whip herself into fighting shape for her Netflix wrestling series GLOW?

Brie did not take any shortcuts, it turns out. She turned to old-fashioned lifting so she could clobber other "gorgeous ladies of wrestling" inside the ring.

Most of her workouts leading up to the show focused on the big builders—compound movements like deadlifts and pull-ups that push multiple muscle groups to their limits.

See for yourself. Both Brie and her trainer Jason Walsh have posted videos of her workouts to Instagram for anyone looking to get a Body by Brie:

Heavy Bag Slams: 6 sets of 5 reps

Deadlifts: 6 sets of 3-5 reps with 165 pounds  

Farmer Walks: 45-second walks with 65-pound dumbbells for 3-4 sets

L-Sit Pull-Ups: 6-8 reps for 3-4 sets

"Alison did all her stunts," Walsh told Business Insider. "I'll tell you right now, I've worked with a lot of people and she's a little bad ass."

"Alison would be jumping off ropes and landing on people and flipping. I wanted to get her resilient so she didn't run the risk of injury," Walsh added. "The science of training has really shifted the past decade to that more than glamour muscles." 

Alison Brie may not possess the hulking physique of a bodybuilder, but she's got strength where it counts.

h/t BroBible