Joe Manganiello is a well-known American actor. He loved sports as a kid and became captain of the football team, volleyball, and basketball teams.
That meant he played varsity level in all three sports.
But while at school, he also loved making films with his friends. This led him to a big interest in acting.
He played the role of Jud Fry in the high school production of the musical “Oklahoma!” in his senior year.
He went off to study acting at Carnegie Mellon. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama from this University in 2000.
Then he moved to Los Angeles and was very fortunate to land himself the job of playing ‘Flash Thompson’ in Spider-Man.
He really made a name for himself when he played a werewolf in the series True Blood. Other movies followed such as Magic Mike, How I met Your Mother and more.
That was in 2002. People always want to know how Joe keeps so fit. Well, he always loved sports from when he was very young. Then he also trained as a boxer as well and was a sparring partner of an NHL player called Brantt Myhres.
He also trained for quite a few months with a former Navy SEAL to prepare for a role as a lieutenant in the movie Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia.
Plus he was a former bodyguard for the singer and actor Tyrese Gibson. He was named one of Men’s Health magazine’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time.
Right now he is married to Sofia Vergara, an actress, and model. He is step-father to her son, Manola, from a previous relationship.
He and his wife live in Beverly Park, Los Angeles.
Chicken, bacon, corn, carrots, feta – with balsamic dressing
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks on set
A handful of sugar free chocolate almonds,
Salad with mango
50g whey protein
4 eggs and bacon
Weekly cheat meal
2 “Truffle Burgers” with cheese and buns
Half order of “cheese tots”
Half order of onion rings
Package of “Sour Patch Kids” at the movie theatre
Mackerel sashimi, Toro sashimi, clam sashimi
Green salad with ginger dressing
50g whey protein with water
4 eggs and bacon
2 chicken breasts
Salad with balsamic dressing
2 Atkins bars + 1 think thin bar (on set)
2 buffalo burgers (no bun)
Joe Manganiello’s Supplements
Caffeine: Joe says that just a few cups before his workouts are the best boost in his performance that he can find.
Creatine: Joe believes in creatine because he has seen how it helps him to build lean muscle. Ensure that the brand you buy doesn’t contain aspartame in it. Joe uses a brand called Kre-Alkalyn.
Whey Protein: Joe uses the Isopure brand whey protein after his workout as well as throughout the day when he needs it for recovery.
NO2: NO2 is also known as nitric oxide. It allows the body to recover and energize after workouts. Joe uses the Nitrix brand.
Glutamine: Joe uses this before sleep to help with muscle recovery and for his immune system.
Joe Manganiello’s noteworthy recommendations
Sticking to an entire workout program is the key. Both the Magic Mike workout and Joe’s diet are just as important as each other. Joe’s workout and one of his most noteworthy recommendations are this: “Everybody is looking for this fad diet or something, but there really is no secret. There is no fad. Just exercise. Get in there and break a sweat every day. That’s my secret. My secret is, ‘There is no secret.’”
On exercise, Joe says, “Hard physical labor is the best work you can do for your soul, even if it’s gardening.”
I train like a pro-athlete, not like an actor who’s just trying to look pretty – Joe Manganiello
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