How movie stars get in superhero shape

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 am

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When an actor — say, Christian Bale or Hugh Jackman — gets a role playing a superhero, they have to look like a superhero, including six-pack abs and tree-trunk legs. At what cost to their bodies? Buzzfeed talked to trainers, nutritionists and scientists to break down what it takes for those actors to get in amazing shape (and occasionally get fat again to play schlubby characters) for their superhero movie roles.

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