Josh Hutcherson is training even harder to be Peeta this time around in ‘Catching Fire‘. Since winning the Games, Peeta would be able to afford a healthier lifestyle. Josh told USA Today last month:
“I’m getting in even better shape this time around… After the games, Peeta would have been taking care of himself physically. And he’s gone back to the village and is able to eat healthy,” says Hutcherson. “So I’ve been training and getting ready for that.”
Now thanks to Men’s Fitness, we have an insight into how the celebs working on ‘The Hunger Games’ workout. Trainer Bobby Storm is working with both Josh Hutcherson and Bruno Gunn to prepare for ‘Catching Fire‘
“Initially, everyone calls me up saying, ‘I want that Ryan Reynolds look—the washboard abs, the definition,’” says Strom, who has been working with Reynolds for eight years now. “But my training is always very functional, based on what they’re about to do in their movie role.”
And for Hutcherson, that meant meeting the demands of a high-action, fight-to-the-death flick—basically, being able to run, jump, chase, and battle hard with little more than his bare hands. In fact…
“One of the guys he’s fighting in the movie was also training in the same gym,” says Strom, referring to Bruno Gunn, who is set to play Brutus in Catching Fire. “They had never met, and he walked up and said, ‘Hey Josh, I’m Bruno…and I’m going to be kicking your ass!’”
Strom didn’t say how Hutcherson responded to that ass-whipping (and all in good fun) trash talk, but he diddisclose that he had under 12 weeks to whip his ass into shape.
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