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At 50, Jennifer Garner’s Strong Legs Absolutely Crush A Jumping Workout

Women's Health logo Women's Health 6/28/2022 Jamie Spanfeller
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  • Jennifer Garner posted an intense workout video of her many jumping exercises on Instagram yesterday.
  • The 50-year-old actress enjoys high-intensity workouts and is at a similar fitness level to a professional athlete, said her trainer, Beth Nicely.
  • Jen works with nutritionist Kelly LeVeque to keep her body fueled after her workouts.

Jennifer Garner bounces into action in a new Instagram video, showcasing her workout routine. She captions the video "Get in formation. #BansOffOurBodies," taking a stand in support of abortion rights after the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade.

She selected Beyoncé's new song Break My Soul as the background music to this intense training sesh which feels very fitting given the state our world is in.

The Adam Project actress does not shy away from a challenge. Her trainer Beth Nicely, founder of The Limit, describes her as someone who "likes to work really hard, she's very, very strong," she told Shape. Beth would also consider her "a professional athlete in what she's capable of physically." After watching this video, that seems MORE than valid.

Beth and Jen tend to do a variation of plyometric box jumps, strength training arm exercises, and plank variations in their typical workout routines, Shape reported.

When training for her film Peppermint, Jen also did "a lot of bodyweight work," with heavier weights and custom resistance bands, Simone De La Rue, founder of Body by Simone, said.

In this workout, Jen uses various sized boxes and a trampoline to target her full body. Her first exercise involves 12" and 18" boxes stacked on top of each other. She tackles them with ease, soaring to the top without so much as a twinkle of doubt. It's honestly a bit intimidating. This exercise works her quads and glutes.

She then breaks up the boxes to put two 18" heights next to each other with a narrow space in between. She jumps up to the side, down to the middle, and up again before changing directions and doing the whole thing back.

Speaking about all this jumping, Jen must have great shoes with killer support to uphold this type of high-intensity workout. From the looks of it, she's wearing the Women's Tempus from Saucony.

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She then turns to a mini trampoline to not just jump on, wait for it... but to do a handstand on! Now that is impressive upper body and core strength.

Jen jumps in front of the trampoline before throwing her arms down to push her body up into a handstand. She follows that by hopping on the trampoline for a few seconds of bouncing. A little reward, if you will.

Dance break! Jen proves that all her hard work isn't coming without some fun. She spins on the 18" block in a salsa-like dance move. It appears that even celebrities can't resist the allure of an elevated surface. And who can resist dancing to Queen B!?

Jennifer's final exercise involves sitting on the trampoline before exploding up and over a smaller box. In a similar manner as to the other plyometric exercises, this engages the core while getting your heart rate up.

So, what's up with all this jumping anyways? (She posted another jumping dance sequence on Instagram earlier this spring.)

Box jumps, as Jennifer showed off many times here, are great for building power, developing speed, and enhancing agility, WH previously reported. Basically, they do a little bit of everything while working most of the larger muscles in your lower body and burning calories. These exercises are sure to give you the strong, powerful legs that Jen has.

Jennifer fuels her body accordingly, with help from nutritionist Kelly LeVeque. Kelly provided Jen with a pre-workout, breakfast smoothie to help her train for her action film Peppermint, WH reported in 2019. The smoothie is said to keep you full for hours due to the ample amount of protein, fat, fiber and greens in the recipe.

Keep up the good work, Jen!

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