Angelina Jolie attracts both men and women with her unique beauty and charm, I mean who wouldn’t find a girl who loves to do her own stunts and look great doing them fascinating? While she has had a pretty steady flow of movie roles in her career she doesn’t have a definite recent workout out there but here is what she says about getting back into shape after twins.
She told the Examiner “I joke that a big, juicy steak is my beauty secret.” “But seriously, I love red meat.” I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition.” Besides chasing around several children and breastfeeding, which can burn up to 500 calories a day, she says overall she is just careful about what she eats.
A lot of fruit and vegetables along with un-buttered popcorn as a snack she believes in all things in moderation, not depriving herself.
Training for her own stunts with the occasional Pilates and trainer Gunnar Peterson giving her core exercises such as the twisting lunge* keeps her in shape now but what about when she was at her peak in physical appearance such as in Tomb Raider?
For that there is a workout. As of starting training on this set Angelina says
“They had me on bunjis. I’m dog sledding. They had me up at seven each morning and handed me a protein shake. Suddenly, a nutritionist was giving me five meals a day. They put up a boxing bag and a bunch of power bars in my living room for like eight months … There was also bungee ballet, diving, and weapons training and kick boxing, and everything from yoga to soccer and rowing. And I learned how to sword fight.”
Action seems to be her fitness secret so keep an active lifestyle for a kick-butt, in-shape look.
Her take on life: “I’ve always been ridiculously fearless. I feel alive when I’m afraid. And you know what? The worst thing that happens is I die. At least I lived.”
- A. Stand with feet parallel, arms at sides. Take a large step backward with left foot.
- B. Turn so your upper body faces all the way to the left, and pivot both feet so your left foot faces forward and your right foot faces out (heel of left foot is perpendicular to right). Lower hands toward floor over left leg, being careful to keep left knee in line with left ankle. Pivot back to center and repeat on opposite leg. Do 12 to 15 reps; switch sides.