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Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Shirtless for 'Men's Health UK'!

Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Shirtless for 'Men's Health UK'!

Aaron Taylor-Johnson shows off his abs and muscles while going shirtless for his Men’s Health UK magazine feature for the September 2013 issue, on newsstands now.

Here is what the 23-year-old Kick-Ass 2 actor had to share with the mag:

On being a gym virgin: “Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.”

On training like a superhero for Kick-Ass 2: “Throughout the movie he’s still got to be a weedy kid from high school so I couldn’t have anything too dramatic. It had to be a reveal at the end. We got around that by wearing a lot baggier clothes. I don’t think there was a particular shape; it was more like he ends up getting trained by Hit Girl and by the end of it he’s like, ‘F**k it, if I’m going to be a superhero then I’d better start training like one.”

On his brutal Kick-Ass training: “The main thing we’d do is I’d wake up in the morning and go for a 20-30 minute run before I’d eaten anything, maybe do a bit of kettlebells for conditioning. Then I’d have a big f**king breakfast. Then we’d go and train later in the afternoon: a lot of big compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, bench press. Eating some of the protein shakes, just trying to eat a hell of a lot more.”

The full Aaron Taylor-Johnson interview appears in the Men’s Health September issue, which is also available as a digital edition – on sale now.

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Credit: Kristian Taylor-Wood; Photos: Pictures as courtesy of Men’s Health
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  • Marie

    Shouldn’t it be Kick-Ass 2?

  • Malcolm Excess

    His stepdaughter is two years younger than he is. How sick is that?

  • rochelle


  • Tiana

    Some of ya’ll really needs to get over it, I mean if he’s happy let him be happy some men like older women, some like blondes, some like younger women who cares. All that matters he’s hot and he can get it!!!

  • betty

    insane body !!!!!

  • living in the box

    Christian Grey anyone?

  • SunnyAutumnn

    oh la la…oh my. Wouldn’t mind him, waking me up in the morning, doing this.

  • Klara

    urgh, too much. And i will never understand why he married this woman. I would understand when he wants an older woman. But not that old. It’s like he was searching for a mother and a familiy, because his one was bad. And why is he such a young father. What would he say, when one of his daughters turns 20 and is pregangnt. why? I will never understand him. I don’t think this is an equal relationship and it seems much he’s compansation something. She might be nice and smart, but she is ugly as hell.

  • saadgkhan

    Now I can see him as Christian Grey .. though his voice is really squeaky narrow #InspirationalBod

  • SunnyAutumnn


    @Kiara. Why do you care? His personal life is his own personal business. He chose, her loves her. END OF STORY. You can’t tell someone who to love and who not to love. Do you want someone running your personal life? I thought so.

  • starsh

    @Klara: why don’t you mind your own business? He certainly seems to be an admirable husband and only his psychoanalyst really can say what his motivations are. He is a nice young man, clearly.

  • British Latin American

    @Klara: Well, aren’t you the sweet one!

  • whatever

    men marry women young enough to be their daughters all the time…no one bats an eye. why is it any different because in this case the man is the young one..

  • ForMe

    @starsh: You’re telling someone to mind their own business on a celebrity website. Yeah OK

  • ForMe

    @Klara: I understand what you mean. Their relationship creeps me out too. I suspect if this were a 40 something man who did the same thing he would be called a pervert.

  • Macbeth

    People criticize May-December romances when it is an older man and younger woman all the time, #14.