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Joe Manganiello Covers 'Muscle & Fitness' July 2011

Joe Manganiello Covers 'Muscle & Fitness' July 2011

Joe Manganiello shows off his ripped physique on the cover of Muscle & Fitness‘ July issue.

Here’s what the 34-year-old True Blood hunk had to share with the mag:

On shedding 20 lbs: “I’m 220 lbs., on the nose. Funny thing is, everyone keeps saying, ‘How much weight did you lose? You look so much thinner!’ But all my measurements have gone up. My waist is two inches smaller, but my shoulders, arms, and chest have all gone up. That’s how I know it’s working.”

On the response from female fans: “I had a friend of mine call me and tell me that it was a girl’s birthday in his office, and they got her a cake with my picture on it. A year ago I wasn’t on anybody’s cake. It makes me feel really good, and it makes me want to work even harder from a fitness standpoint.”

Joe’s trainer, Ron Mathews, on his exercise routine: “The pace [of lifting weights] is more important than the weight, but as you get more endurance in that 30- to 40-minute range, you can keep the weight heavier for longer. Increasing that endurance translates into better definition with size.”

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23 Responses to “Joe Manganiello Covers 'Muscle & Fitness' July 2011”

  1. 1
    BEAN Says:

    Eurgh please look at those huge arms and the waist he’s carrying – I dont think so. These mags take photoshopping to another level. He already had a nice muscly body anyway, now he looks like he’s on steroids wtf.

  2. 2
    anon Says:

    agreed ^ he looks kinda scary

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    Ug... Says:

    I guess he is going to body builder route when he should be go to acting classes instead. I would be ashamed to be cast as the “beefy male guy” forever. Buy heh, whatever makes him happy.

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    superman Says:


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    Debbie Says:

    He was lovely. Was being the key word in that sentence. He’s starting to look like he should be slathered in baby oil, wearing a Speedo and pulling all sorts of ridiculous poses in a room full of steroid popping over developed thickos. Remember the dumb bodybuilders in Malcolm in the Middle? He’s gone so far he looks like he’d fit right in.

  6. 6
    Yar Says:

    Joe Maganiello, without a shirt…again. Shocker!

  7. 7
    Sian Says:

    Ugh, I’m not a fan of the beefy look. I hope BEAN is right and that really is photoshop.

  8. 8
    stee-low-flow Says:

    JoeMangs is not this big.

    Any man with biceps…posing with their hands “UNDER” their biceps..The Superman Pose…makes their biceps look even bigger.

    But who cares! Joe comes across to me like a wonderful guy….happy to have job..happy that his Alcide character is now regular and happy with his fiance.

    He’s living his life…so more power to him!

  9. 9
    Alaia Says:

    I can’t help but wonder if this cover was a practical joke and Joe wasn’t involved.

  10. 10
    becka Says:

    he’s gorgeous as he is! why must they photoshop people so bad that don’t need it? STOP! it’s creepy! he does not look like this!

  11. 11
    Matt Says:

    He can do me whenever, wherever!

  12. 12
    karma Says:

    Eew, no thanks! He looks ridiculous.

  13. 13
    superman Says:


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    good job Says:


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    sunbears1 Says:


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    Marieme Says:

    He’s so handsome, but he’s also the most boring, unoriginal actor on TB. Everyone else on that talented cast is acting their as ses off, and he repeats his lines in the same boring monotone. Get thee to an acting class, Joe.

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    Sadie Says:

    He looks disgusting. All that muscle is not hot, it’s frightening.

  18. 18
    Sadie Says:

    Another thing, lmao at 220 lbs, if that’s true then the cover really is photoshopped because the guy on that cover weighs a lot more than 220

  19. 19
    Lore Says:

    OMFG !! I Need him in True Blood Now!! that is why i prefer werewolfs

  20. 20
    Lawrence Says:

    God would I love to eat that man up!.

  21. 21
    timr Says:

    @BEAN: Agreed. I’ve seen him in other pics and he looks nowhere close to that big.
    But either way he is a stud!

  22. 22
    Ella Says:

    He used to be so goodlooking. Now he just looks stupid. And he cant act.

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