Chloë Grace Moretz shot to fame in the Kick-Ass series, playing Hit-Girl, and most recently appeared in horror flick Carrie. She has also played Kiki George in Dirty Sexy Money and she is also playing Teri in the new film version of The Equalizer.
She is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall, weighs 119 pounds (54 kg), given her a super healthy BMI of 19.8. She has a 25 inch waist.
Martial Arts training
To get in shape for Kick Ass she did a lot of martial arts training. Cardio workouts, bodyweight exercises and stretching following by kicking routines, punching drills and a lot of stage fighting too. After just two months of her intensive fight training her co-star Aaron Johnson started to call her a “mini-Schwarzenegger”.
Before the full-on martial arts training Chloë did what she called “basic training”. This involved mostly weapons training, including taking a real gun apart and rebuilding it. She also learned to use butterfly knives and the bow staff. She said that learning to flip a butterfly knife was a real challenge but very rewarding.
1000 crunches a day!
A strong core is essential in martial arts and Chloe was instructed to do 1000 crunches every day. Some people say that sit ups and crunches are no good for losing weight and so disregard them. Well, they are amazing for toning the stomach and building stronger abs. Ignore them at your peril!
50 pull ups a day
Upper body training included 50 pull ups every night. Pull ups are a back and shoulder exercise. If you are mostly working your legs and core you need to balance your body; pull ups are the answer.
Pull ups are a big compound movement so are excellent for building strength and power. They are also one of the best tests of real physical fitness.
Although she has now moved on from the Kick Ass movies, this training sticks for a long time and she will continue to draw on her martial arts training for many years to come.
Photo by Richard Goldschmidt