Seeing Stephen Amell’s buffed up body on the CW’s Arrow, you might think there’s some camera trickery in play – but once you see the way Stephen trains, you’ll understand these muscles and that sculpted body are indeed very real.

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Playing a superhero who doesn’t really have any super powers (and instead relies mostly on his strength, dexterity and tools), Stephen has to look the part – and he does.

This week, Stephen shared a video from the training room, in which he does… push-ups. But there’s a twist – Arrow actress Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity on the show, is also doing push-ups. ON TOP of Stephen.

See for yourself:

Arrow’s not the only place Stephen has to show-off his training – this week, he also took part in American Ninja Warrior, a TV show where contestants attempt to complete a series of difficult obstacle courses. It looked like that:

Want some more hard training from Stephen? There’s this:

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Trying new stuff —

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And that –

And one more:

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Grip strength silliness with @t3athletics —

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And there’s also this clip of all the training Stephen did on camera, on the first season of Arrow: