Issa Rae Rocked A Crop Top On IG, And OMG Her 🔥 Abs Are Next-Level Toned

  • Issa Rae is looking extra fierce!

  • The 38-year-old actress just dropped some amazing snaps of herself at a bunch of Spider-Man events—and our girl has totally toned abs, legs, and arms.
  • Issa shared that she started taking her health and fitness seriously when she started HBO’s Insecure. And to her, that means she wakes at 4:55 a.m. every single day to work out and be alone with her thoughts for an hour.

Issa Rae is busy these days. She stars as President Barbie in the upcoming Barbie movie, and she also voiced Spider-Woman in the new Spider-Man animated film. Well, Issa just shared a bunch of photos on Instagram of herself at various Spider-Man events looking super strong.

There’s Issa posing next to a Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse poster in a crop top and long skirt with her toned abs on display; The 38-year-old actress showing off some seriously toned arms on the red carpet in a gorgeous green dress; Issa flashing those arms again in a slinky black dress; Issa putting her sculpted legs on full display in a sparkly mesh dress; and Issa casually bringing the gun show while working a lacy jean dress.

“A dream come true,” she wrote in the caption. “#AcrossTheSpiderverse is in theaters everywhere! It’s good as hell and I’m so proud to voice Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman. #SpiderStan

People definitely noticed how strong Issa is looking right now. “ANNNND the way the Spider-Man hand sign celebrates every bicep curl you’ve invested,” one wrote, while another said, “😍🔥😍🔥😍🔥!”

Insecure (HBO)

Insecure (HBO)

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Issa previously shared with Women’s Health that she started prioritizing fitness when she launched HBO’s Insecure (which she created and starred in). “Time to work out is so limited, but when I first started seeing myself on TV, I was like, ‘I gotta make time,’” she said. But Issa said it wasn’t easy at first.

“I was a big excuse person when it came to exercising and eating right,” she said. “I’d have spurts of trying to work out and being good. Then once I fell off, I’d be like, ‘Well, there’s always next year. Let me make it my New Year’s resolution.’ But even then, I would still be eating wrong while exercising vigorously.”

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So, Issa found an exercise plan that works for her—that means waking up at 4:55 a.m. and working out outside. “I exercise for, like, an hour each day,” she said. “My neighborhood has a bunch of hills, so it’s walking up hills. Then I alternate between walking and jogging. I hate jogging—you’re going in circles, but I recognize that it helps.”

As for that early morning start? She digs it. “Waking up super early just makes me feel better,” she previously told SELF.

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Issa also told WH that she likes the mental health boost she gets from exercise. “You know those earbuds that you put in your ears? I was running, and one fell. It was dark outside and I couldn’t find it. So I was forced to just be alone with my thoughts, and I was like, ‘Oh, I need to do this more often,’” she said. “Those moments are the most creative. I think finding those moments while also nurturing your body is important.”

On the food front, Issa told WH that she was a vegetarian for 15 years but is now more “paleo-leaning.”

Keep doing you, Issa!

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Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives by the beach, and hopes to own a teacup pig and taco truck one day.