Evangeline Lilly Conquers Back Pain By Training For Upcoming Movie

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Earlier this month, Marvel Studios confirmed that Evangeline Lilly will reprise her role as the Wasp in the upcoming film: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. To fight corruption alongside Ant-Man (played by Paul Rudd) in their third standalone movie, the 41-year-old actress is currently building her superhero strength. Using the hashtag #waspworkout on Instagram, Lilly shared a video of her training routine. 

In the 2018 sequel, Ant-man and the Wasp, Lilly’s character took on a more action-heavy role than the first film. Despite the insane body transformation that she documented for the sequel, Lilly explained that she is focused on building a “strong base” this time around. 

“I have spent a good part of the past two years in bed struggling through a very serious physical breakdown,” Lilly wrote in the caption for the video. “Now I need to rebuild my strength in order to be able to bring the Wasp back to life again. In order to build strength, I need a strong base. My base is so compromised from decades of injury, misalignment, compensation, and over-working. So, that is where I am starting - with my foundation.”

The actress collaborated with chiropractor Eric Goodman to create a simple training routine that would rebuild her entire body’s structure. Moreover, Lilly explained that following tiny details  — “spread your toes, outside edges of the feet parallel, three points of contact on the foot, breath into your ribs front and back and sides, lift the tip of the skull, etc” during her workout made it so effective. 

“After 26 years of lower back pain, injury and weakness, I am starting to feel strength coming into that area of my body again and it feels amazing!” she wrote in the caption for the video. “And I am so grateful that [Goodman] will hopefully help me be able to do justice to this epic heroine one more time.”