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Training Secrets from Terminator Dark Fate: Linda Hamiliton #1

Linda Hamilton was 61 when she began her preparation for the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate. She would need to be in the best physical condition possible to fulfill her expectation of living up to the physical capabilities Sarah Connor displayed in Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day—while making sure not to embarrass herself in the process (her biggest fear).


Linda Hamilton as Sarah Conner in Terminator: Dark Fate.

Needless to say, the studio was ecstatic with her outcome—both visually and from a performance perspective. After systematic medical and physiological assessments were ascertained, my diverse team and I developed and implemented a one-year performance training plan.

Core Training—the transition of power between upper and lower extremities.

Lower Reverse Crunch:
Using a stability ball place both legs on top of the ball—with a neutral spine neutral. Grip ball with heels. Lift hips 3-4″ off of the ground, as you pull knees toward chest. Try 10 reps.

Elevated Bridge:
Assume an elevated bridge position on the stability ball—feet flat on the ball. Neck and shoulders are stabilized on ground. Drop your upper torso 3-4″ and repeat 10 times.

Remember, you should always consult your physician before beginning any exercise, diet, or nutritional supplementation program.

Mackie Shilstone shows us how he prepared Terminator's Linda Hamilton for her big upcoming role.