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Angelina Jolie's Diet and Fitness Regimen For Salt

How Angelina Jolie Became Action Hero Ready

Angelina Jolie kicks some major butt in her latest film, Salt. Besides all the fight scenes, Angelina was constantly on the move, running and jumping her way through the storyline. As fit as she already is, People reports that the actress got in "special agent shape" for the role. Her trainer Simon Crane said that in preparation for the role, Angelina avoided cardio since the goal was to put on muscle without losing weight.

To achieve a stronger look, Crane started Angelina with two-hour training sessions, five days a week. Besides strength training, Angelina also worked on fight training to get used to all the special equipment she'd be using while shooting the film. Angelina was put on a strict no junk food diet, with alcohol allowed only on the weekends. During her five small meals a day, she packed on the carbs. During training, her diet was 70 percent carbs and 30 percent protein.

Once shooting began, Crane loosened up . . . a bit. Training was scaled down to four days a week, and her diet consisted of 60 percent carbs and 40 percent protein.

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
If this is what she looks like "bulked up", I shudder to think of what she looked like before. Yikes.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 7 years
she seemed unusually thin to me in the movie... she looks better in the photo above. regardless, she pulled off being a bada** spy pretty well.
Diana615 Diana615 7 years
I think she looks great. She has never been a big woman, even during pregnancy. As long as she feels good.....She must be doing something right, she's considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
ekstor ekstor 7 years
Let's watch the double-standard here. Not everyone here is doing it, but to criticize how skinny someone is doesn't compare any more favorably to those who criticize others for having naturally bigger body builds. The important thing is that she's healthy. I'm tiring of those who imply something unhealthy is going on just b/c someone happens to be really thin.
helloanya helloanya 7 years
Her bod looked amazing in Gone in 60 Seconds... Tomb Raider... but I agree she a bit too skinny to get that good healthy looking muscle definition.
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 7 years
I agree with kastarte2. She does look better than before. I saw the movie. She does a lot of running, jumping, fighting!! It was great! It's nice to see a female action hero. And she delivered a fantastic performance.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
She looks okay in this photo. In the stills when she was on her movie set, back when she was doing that stunt on the building wearing her tan skirt and tan hat...THAT did not look muscular. :-(
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I actually think she looks less skeletal in this photo than she has in the past so he must have done something right.
TiVo TiVo 7 years
I don't blame her trainer for making her skimp on cardio, but I think he failed at his muscle-building goals. Oddly enough, I think she looks great. She pulls of the string bean look pretty well. Oh well... sigh... just another unhealthy fitness role model.
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 7 years
I agree. I haven't seen the movie yet but she looks very skinny in this picture. Not muscular. her legs are teeny!
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