See Grant Gustin’s Intense Training For The Final Season Of The Flash

Check out the work Grant Gustin puts in with training to make sure he's ready for the final season of The Flash.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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With the final season of The Flash set to start production this year, Grant Gustin is getting into superhero shape. The actor and his trainer Ben Bruno shared a video on their respective Instagram accounts showcasing the DC star’s intense workout regime. This includes several arm and leg routines, with some that required him to be in a swimming pool. “Grant has been training hard for the upcoming season of The Flash. This is some seriously impressive work,” the trainer captioned the clip.

The Fastest Man Alive replied in the comments. But, instead of talking about the workouts, he joked about his hair. “The hair flips,’ he wrote, alongside a laughing face and a face palm emoji. Meanwhile, on his own social media account, Grant Gustin shared a series of selfies as he prepared to get a mini makeover before his return to The CW series. “Portrait of a man sad about shaving and cutting his hair in a few days,” the 32-year-old wrote.

Grant Gustin made his DC debut as Barry Allen in two episodes of Arrow called “The Scientist” and “Three Ghosts.” The latter essentially set up the character’s transformation into the Scarlet Speedster. While he was supposed to return for a third episode that would have served as a backdoor pilot for The Flash, the positive response to his debut led The CW to develop a full pilot. The series subsequently premiered to glowing reviews in 2014. The pilot also became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW after The Vampire Diaries in 2009.

While starring in The Flash, Grant Gustin continued to make guest appearances on Arrow and other Arrowverse shows like Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The last time we saw Grant Gustin’s Flash, the team was dealing with the birth of Deathstorm whose eventual defeat came at the cost of Frost’s life. Barry also encountered Meena Dhawan who gained super-speed with help of a revived time remnant of Thawne. They also dealt with an infection that created negative versions of the Strength Force, the Sage Force, and the Still Force.

The nine and final season of The Flash will debut in 2023 and consist of 13 episodes, making this the shortest season of its run, Deadline reports. Speculation that the upcoming season would be the series’ final chapter started in January when Grant Gustin agreed to a one-year deal, capping his season nine involvement at 15 episodes. Moreover, The CW announced that the new season will be held for midseason, making it the first time The Flash has not been on the network’s fall schedule – except for the CW’s pandemic fall lineup.

Along with Grant Gustin, The Flash‘s other original cast members set to return include Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker. Brandon McKnight, Kayla Compton, and Danielle Nicolet will also star, with Jesse L. Martin’s Joe West appearing in a handful of episodes. The CW bosses have always been diligent about giving its signature series a proper ending, when possible. So fans will probably be in for a treat when the show makes its final curtain call.