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Hunger Games: Catching Fire Workout Tips From Jennifer Lawrence And Cast

As anyone familiar with The Hunger Games will know, entering the arena isn’t a walk in the park.

And in Catching Fire , the stakes are raised, with the 75th annual games marking a Quarter Quell - meaning something big has to happen.

With Katniss’ act of defiance sowing a seed of rebellion throughout the districts, President Snow decides on a particularly fiendish format for the games: the tributes will be reaped from existing winners only, meaning the calibre of entrants is much higher, and Katniss and Peeta are all but guaranteed to be going back in…

When we caught up with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire cast - including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and newbs Sam Claflin and Jena Malone - we asked them for their tips on preparing for the arena. Seems Claflin had his work cut out transforming into the oft-shirtless Finnick Odair...

Watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire workout tips now:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in the UK on 22 November 2013.

Read our Hunger Games : Catching Fire review .

And for more J-Law, just watch her chat Batman vs Superman in Episode 6 of our fortnightly YouTube show 'Cape Expectations' below...

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.