True Blood’s Joe Manganiello is on the cover of July’s “Men’s Health Magazine.” Joe is another True Blood to be featured on the cover of this magazine and the photos below prove that he is worthy for this honor.
In the interview with Joe in the magazine, he reveals that working with bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger was a dream come true, and he is more than flattered to be in consideration to be his heir.
He said: ‘Arnie was a hero to me. He’s the reason why every guy of our generation started going to the gym. To film with him for four months was awesome. And he still trains every morning.’ The 65-year-old actor even gave his successor some tips on how to make his muscles look even bigger in pictures.
Joe shares about his workout regime:
‘My first season on True Blood was about cutting down my mass – getting more ripped.
‘Then it was more about leveling out the physical symmetry. When making the film with Schwarzenegger, I went through a powerlifting phase – I put on 9kg, so my bodyweight was up to 113kg. Now, I want to be a great athlete. It’s about becoming stronger, fitter and faster.’
And talking about pushing himself for the part, Joe said:
‘I’m not 18 anymore. But you won’t hear me saying that, because me at 36 would destroy me as a teenager. ’In my mid-thirties I’m making bigger gains than I’ve ever made in my life.’
To read the interview with Joe and to see more photos, be sure to purchase your copy of the magazine which will be on newsstands or online at Menshealthmagazine.com on June 3.