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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.”

For behind-the-scenes footage of Joe’ shoot, check out!

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  • BEAN

    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.

  • anon

    agreed ^ he looks kinda scary

  • Ug…

    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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  • Debbie

    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.

  • Yar

    Joe Maganiello, without a shirt…again. Shocker!

  • Sian

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

  • stee-low-flow

    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!

  • Alaia

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

  • becka

    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!

  • Matt

    He can do me whenever, wherever!

  • karma

    Eew, no thanks! He looks ridiculous.

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  • good job


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  • Marieme

    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.

  • Sadie

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

  • Sadie

    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

  • http://lorepottter Lore

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

  • Lawrence

    God would I love to eat that man up!.

  • timr

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

  • Ella

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

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