'True Blood' Star Joe Manganiello Talks Fitness
By ZACH SEEMAYER
September 06, 2013
Hard bodied bad boy Joe Manganiello, star of True Blood and Magic Mike, wants to help you get in shape. And not with a diet pill or calorie cleanse, Joe wants to help you change your lifestyle and get the fit body of your dreams the healthy way. And he's helping with his book, Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted.
"I don't make my money in the fitness industry, I'm an actor," said Manganiello. "So I don't need to see products. I don't need to sell a magic pill. I don't need to sell some kind of gimmicky diet to get you in shape in four weeks, so that you're just going to go off of it and crash and ruin everything you just worked for. I get to tell the truth. And it worked for me."
"I'm completely natural," he added. "No steroids, no human growth hormones, ever! This is what worked for me, and it's more of a lifestyle. It's not what you can do in 12 weeks, it's what you can do in a year from now to change your body and therefore change your life."
Manganiello is quickly becoming a fitness icon in the bodybuilding world, even creating friendships with fitness legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is writing the intro to Manganiello's book. And just from looking at the star, it's easy to tell that Manganiello knows what he's talking about when it comes to getting into incredible shape.
Check out the video for more from Manganiello, including other hot tips for eating right, the sexiness of True Blood's new season, and whether or not he's considering a role in the upcoming Magic Mike sequel.