Joe Manganiello shows off those signature eight back abs while going shirtless for the cover of Muscle & Fitness‘ January 2014 issue.
Here is what the 36-year-old True Blood actor and “Evolution” author had to share with the mag:
On being focused on his body as an actor: “There’s the triangle – the mind, body, and spirit. And all too often I see actors really work the mental and spiritual side but not put anything into the physical side, they just kind of ignore it. I don’t come from that school. I come at it in ancient Greek sense, in that their culture was built on athletics and on philosophers.”
On his mentality in the gym: “My training is obviously about weightlifting and building muscle, but it’s also about remaining athletic. It’s about building the body, but it’s also about teaching your body to adjust to its own weight, especially as you get bigger. And it’s practical. I come from Pittsburgh, and the people in the gym in Pittsburgh aren’t working out to look good because they’ve got a shoot coming up. They’re working out because they want to be stronger, because it helps them in life.”
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