Hilary Swank joined the ranks of these stars in Client Eastwood’s 2004 picture “Million Dollar Baby.” She played the role of Maggie Fitzgerald, a poor 31-year-old waitress, who decides she wants to make something of her life by trying her hand at boxing. She trains for hours on end, every day … just like Hilary Swank did to get in shape for the role.
For all her hard work, she received a tight, slender body, with a wide, full back and a boxer’s round shoulders. She put on 20 pounds of lean muscle for the role, and came out swinging.
Hilary Swank famously put on 19 pounds of pure muscle to play a boxer in Million Dollar Baby. While her muscular body received both positive and negative reviews, her performance won her an Oscar. Swank says her experience was a positive one: “The actual changes I went through physically were so interesting because I learned so much about my body and mind. Physically, in order to ask your body to do something like training 4 1/2 hours a day, six days a week, and eating 210 grams of protein a day, meant I had to eat every hour and a half. I needed nine hours of sleep a night because my body had to recover, but I had to wake up in the night and drink a protein shake because I couldn’t go that long without eating. You realize that your body’s a machine. It’s just so amazing. I have so much respect for my body and how it works now.”
Hilary gained an astonishing 19 pounds for her character to make her role even more realistic, impressing not just her producers but the entire fraternity and fans throughout the world. Although Hilary is often heard giving credit for her covetable body to her good genes, she went through a rigorous fitness regime and training process to justify her role as a boxer.The actress religiously completed her 4 hours of workout regime for 6 days in a week. A healthy nutritious diet was another aspect that was given utmost importance. She made sure to consume a diet high on proteins. She had diet packed with 210 grams of protein and supped in protein shakes as often as 90 minutes. A rigorous exercise program and a strict diet plan is exactly what helped her get those sculpt muscles and a toned body. A detailed version of Hilary Swank’s workout anddiet program is chalked out below.