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IN THIS ISSUE: Watch Out, Jen! How Angie Got Fit to Kick Butt

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Aug. 6 2010, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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Jennifer Aniston may be getting into shape to steal Brad Pitt back, but she'll have Angelina Jolie's Salt muscles to contend with!

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For much of the nine years since Angelina played a sexy action hero in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider she's been criticized for being stick thin.

But now, the 5-foot-7-inch superstar is back in fighting shape thanks to her physically demanding role as CIA agent Evelyn Salt.

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While playing Salt, who is accused of being a Russian spy, Angelina endured stunts that required her to run, jump, climb, ride a motorcycle, fight off enemies and handle heavy weapons — most of which she performed without a stunt double!

To prepare, Angelina studied martial arts, including Muay Thai (a kickboxing fighting form from Thailand) and Krav Maga (hand-to-hand combat). Her best fighting moves were combined to create the film's action sequences.

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Besides learning to fight, Angelina adjusted her diet (she carbo-loaded!) and worked with stuntwoman and trainer Eunice Huthart in the gym to build muscle. Angelina did tw0-hour weight-training sessions up to five times a week.

No wonder Salt co-star Liev Schreiber was impressed by Angie's fitness. "She's very, very tough to chase," Liev confessed.

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