Stephen Amell’s Latest Arrow Workout Is The Most Insane Yet

Arrow has been on the air for five seasons now and during that time series lead Stephen Amell has been in good shape. In fact, he's been in damn good shape. We've seen him do salmon ladders and all manner of cool tricks in the past, but nothing might beat the activity he engaged in recently with other Arrow actor Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity on the show. Watch their insane push-ups routine, below.

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In the short video, Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards are tasked with stacking their bodies on top of each other and doing push-ups. And not like one push-up; there are plural push-ups involved. It's hard enough to do push-ups when balancing on an exercise ball or other workout equipment, but then to also do them on or under another human is incredibly insane. I'm sure there are a few of you out there who are watching this video and thinking, "I do these three days a week." Bully for you. I feel like I'm a fairly physically fit person, but I would die attempting these. The average human is going to look at this and at least be a little bit impressed.

Stephen Amell often hits the gym during the TV season so that he can stay fit and not in the least bit flabby while donning his Arrow costume. He's so good at exercising at this point that he has even done tutorial videos showing fans how they too can do fantastical and difficult exercises. What we call fantastic and difficult, he often calls "easy and fun."

We know that Stephen Amell has had to squeeze in to his vigilante costume fewer times during the latter half of Season 5, but even when he's playing plain old Oliver Queen he still looks fit as a fiddle, and it seems like a lot of that is thanks to the trainer egging him on in the background of that Instagram video, as well as Emily Bett Rickards. It's clear in the post that Stephen Amell respects the abilities of his workout partner, as well he should. She might not be displaying quite as much brute strength here, but that balancing act is a delicate one.

When last we left Arrow, Oliver Queen was dealing with the impeachment process and we finally learned the identity of Prometheus. Luckily, we don't have too long to wait for the next episode. After a short break, "Checkmate" is expected to air on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 p.m. ET, only on The CW. You can take a look at what else is headed to TV with our midseason TV premiere schedule.

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