Tracy Thompson
Published by Tracy Thompson
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Last updated: April 14, 2021

Watching Angie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Beowulf, Maleficent, and lots of other action movies, I was impressed with her fitness and looks. Who wouldn’t be?!

I wanted to help my clients achieve the desired results as fast and comfortably as possible. So, I started researching the approach to workouts and nutrition her personal trainer Gunnar Peterson has while working with Angie and a lot of other Hollywood celebrities.

So, for all the fans wondering:

“How does Angelina Jolie stay in shape?”

“How can I look like Angelina Jolie?

A closer look at Angelina Jolie workout routine and diet plan will show you the way to her superhero body shape.

Angelina Jolie Stats

angeline joling posing for the red carpet

Born: 4 June 1975
Height: 5ft 6in (around 167 cm)
Weight: around 119 lbs (54 kg)
Chest: 36 in (91.5 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58.5 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Dress size: 4 (US)
Shoe Size: 9 (US) [1]

Angelina Jolie's Workout Routine

To stay in top form, boost strength, stamina, improve flexibility, and get that perfectly sleek body shape, Jolie works out five days per week, approximately 2 hours a day.

The celebrity often starts a day with an early yoga session at 6 a.m. switching to 6-7 different activities each day.

Angie even took the advice of her son Maddox to train with a video game Let’s Pilates, which she enjoyed.

When preparing for the superhero role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, Jolie worked with a celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, who always focuses on consistency and adding variety to avoid boredom, speed up progress, and ensure getting the desired results.

That’s one of the reasons why Angelina Jolie workout routine includes a wide array of interesting activities such as:

  • Yoga
  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Circuit training (a combination of intense total-body strength training and cardio activity)
  • Bungee ballet
  • Pilates
  • Running
  • Scuba diving
  • Kickboxing
  • Weapons training
  • Sword fighting
  • Krav Maga
  • Muay Thai and other types of martial arts training.

In his book The Workout: Core Secrets from Hollywood’s #1 Trainer, Gunnar Peterson reveals the secret tips and surefire workout routines his celebrity clients utilize to get in the best possible shape. [2]

He also reveals Angelina Jolie’s workout routine. So, let’s take a peek at the exercises she performed to get that perfect Lara Croft body shape.

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Angelina Jolie workout tailored by her personal trainer includes a circuit training routine - a combo of strength and cardio workouts - followed by aerobic exercises.

She performs 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps of around 10 exercises that target different muscle groups per each daily circuit workout using light 5-10lbs dumbbell weight.

Jolie’s high-intensity interval training (HIIT) typically lasts 30-45 minutes, and her cardio workouts involve spending some 15 minutes on 2-3 different cardio machines.

Day One: Legs, Arms, Back, and Abs Exercises

  • Wide dumbbell squats - 15 reps
  • Forward lunges - 15 reps
  • Side lunges with twist - 15 reps
  • Squat and press - 15 reps
  • Stability ball leg curls - 10-12 reps
  • Cable lat pulldowns - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell rows - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell bicep curls - 10-12 reps
  • Close-grip bicep curls - 10-12 reps
  • Crunches - 15 reps
  • Reverse crunches - 15 reps
  • Mountain climbers, high knees, or jump rope - 30 seconds
  • HITT cardio session (elliptical, stair machine, walking, or any other aerobic activity) - 30-45 minutes

Day Two: Chest, Shoulders, Arms, and Abs Exercises

  • Dumbbell chest press - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell flys - 10-12 reps
  • Overhead shoulder press - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell curls - 10-12 reps
  • Lateral dumbbell raises - 10-12 reps
  • Triceps extensions - 10-12 reps
  • Woodchoppers/oblique twists - 15 reps per arm
  • Crunches - 15 reps
  • Reverse crunches - 15 reps
  • Medicine ball push-ups - 15 reps
  • Stability ball crunches - 15 reps
  • Stability ball climbers - 12 reps per leg
  • Planks - 15 reps of 1-minute hold
  • HITT cardio session (elliptical, stair machine, walking, or any other aerobic activity) - 30-45 minutes

Day Three: Total Body/Core Exercises

  • Squat and press - 15 reps
  • Reverse lunges - 15 reps per leg
  • Single-leg pelvic thrust - 15 reps
  • Push-up into side plank - 15 reps
  • Cobra planks - 15 reps of 1-minute hold
  • Reverse dips - 15 reps
  • Pike push-ups - 15 reps
  • V-ups - 15 reps
  • Heel touch crunches - 15 reps
  • Straight leg crunches - 15 reps
  • Bicycle crunches - 15 reps
  • Treadmill intervals - 30-45 minutes (one-minute sprint, one-minute slow jog rotation)

Day Four: Legs, Arms, Back, and Abs Exercises

  • Wide dumbbell squats - 15 reps
  • Forward lunges - 15 reps
  • Side lunges with twist - 15 reps
  • Squat and press - 15 reps leg curls
  • Stability ball leg curls - 10-12 reps
  • Cable lat pulldowns - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell rows - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell bicep curls - 10-12 reps
  • Close-grip bicep curls - 10-12 reps
  • Crunches - 15 reps
  • Reverse crunches - 15 reps
  • Mountain climbers, jump rope, or  high knees - 30 seconds
  • HITT cardio session - 30-45 minutes

Day Five: Chest, Shoulders, Arms, and Abs Exercises

  • Dumbbell chest press - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell flys - 10-12 reps
  • Overhead shoulder press - 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell curls - 10-12 reps
  • Lateral dumbbell raises - 10-12 reps
  • Triceps extensions - 10-12 reps
  • Woodchoppers/oblique twists - 15 reps per arm
  • Crunches - 15 reps
  • Reverse crunches - 15 reps
  • Medicine ball push-ups - 15 reps
  • Stability ball crunches - 15 reps
  • Stability ball climbers - 12 reps per leg
  • Planks - 15 reps of 1-minute hold
  • HITT cardio session (stair machine, elliptical, walking, or another aerobic activity you like) - 30-45 minutes

Angelina Jolie's Diet and Nutrition Plan

tofu in a plate, salad in a bowl, chia seeds in a jar

Angelina Jolie eats plenty of clean, nutrient-rich, non-processed, high-protein, and low-calorie foods rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and other nutrients, combined with some healthy fats and complex carbohydrates.

She stays hydrated, drinking a lot of lemon water.

Angie avoids using cigarettes, empty-calorie junk foods and drinks like alcohol (except on weekends), gluten, sugar, salt, and other poisonous foods that force your body to retain water.

“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.”

 

- Angelina Jolie, Hollywood Actress

She typically has 4-6 small meals per day, eats slowly, and avoids overeating to prevent bloating.

Angelina Jolie’s diet regime includes:

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Fish
  • Egg whites
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Spelt
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Turmeric
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Raw salads
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Avocados
  • Coconut oil
  • Tofu
  • Soy milk

Angelina Jolie avoids consuming:

  • Processed foods
  • Junk food
  • Red meat
  • Refined sugars
  • Wheat
  • White flour
  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Chemical additives
  • Artificial ingredients
  • Empty-calorie foods and drinks
  • Alcohol (except on weekends)

What Does Angelina Eat in a Day?

bowl filled with cereals and fruits

Here’s an example of what Angelina Jolie eats in a day:

Breakfast

  • A handful of whole grains/cereals and fruit
  • Egg whites
  • A spoonful of coconut oil

Lunch

  • 3oz of chicken
  • A salad with steamed broccoli and 2tbsp of olive oil or vinegar

Dinner 

  • 5oz of fish
  • Steamed veggies
  • Fruit for dessert

Does She Take Any Supplements

To cut cravings, increase muscle mass, help improve digestion, reduce post-surgery pain, swelling, and bruising, fight inflammation and strengthen her immunity, Angelina Jolie supplements her diet plan with:

  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Arnica
  • Bromelain

Are You Going to Start Training Like Angelina Jolie?

Now that you know how you can look like Angelina Jolie, do you think it would be easy to achieve?

Angelina Jolie workout routine and diet plan boil down to consistency and variety.

This Academy Award winner eats almost everything in moderation and combines circuit strength training (using light dumbbell weight) with cardio activity on a treadmill, elliptical, and other machines, trains yoga, kickboxing, goes jogging and does many other exercises she likes to avoid boredom and ensure progress.

If you’re persistent enough and like the same workout types, go for it and do share your results!


References

  1. https://healthyceleb.com/angelina-jolie/
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ECEFX0/

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