13 Extreme Celebrity Fitness Transformations

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13 Extreme Celebrity Fitness Transformations

These stars bulked and cut (and bulked again) for the sake of their craft or their overall health.

Celebrities seem to have it all, but one thing money can’t necessarily buy them is a sick (or sickly) bod—for that, they have to work out and eat right, just like us... even if they do get lots of help from personal trainers and chefs. Whether it be for an Oscar-worthy movie role, to fight obesity or to battle diabetes, these stars got serious about their shape with extreme diet and fitness. Here’s how they got those famous bodies.

Jake Gyllenhaal 

What He Did: Gyllenhaal gained 30 pounds and 15 pounds of muscle. Why He Did It: To look and play the role of a world-champion boxer in the film Southpaw. What He Ate: Fortunately, he didn’t have to go on a strict diet since he was working out like a beast. He simply ate carbs during the day and protein at night. His Workout: At the beginning, Gyllenhaal worked out 3 hours a day. According to Yahoo, “After two months, the workouts got pushed to six hours a day: Three hours of boxing in the morning and three hours of strengthening, conditioning, and cardio at night.” Plus: According to the film’s director, he was spending so much time in the gym and was so committed to the role that his relationship with Alyssa Miller ended. Jake Says: "The amount of time you have to put into it, the sacrifice that you put into your body, it's not something that you're eager to do again. It's a huge commitment." Difficulty Level: 8

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