Energized after working out.

"La Bare" Portraits - 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. Successful Exercise Session


Joe Manganiello wants people to feel more than just “invigorated” after working out.

The 37-year-old actor has released his own fitness manual titled Evolution: The Cutting-Edge Guide To Breaking Down Mental Walls And Building The Body You’ve Always Wanted, which features a foreword by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Joe often puts his muscled physique on display for his role as werewolf Alcide Herveaux in TV series True Blood.

To achieve a successful exercise session the handsome star shares in the book how he thinks people should feel afterwards.

“I’m guessing you walk out of the gym feeling kind of invigorated, yet your results are middle of the road,” he writes.

“I’m suggesting the results you really want lie somewhere in the ballpark of crawling or staggering out to your car with your arms shaking so badly you’re barely able to pull your car keys out of your pocket and hold the steering wheel steady on the drive home.”

Joe hasn’t always been in such good shape. After landing his breakthrough role as Flash Thompson in 2002 movie Spider-Man he didn’t have another acting job for four years.

This difficult time steered him towards alcohol and other substances which he held back in naming.

“I was drinking a bottle of whisky and smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. I don’t want to go into all that but you don’t end up needing to get sober at the age of 25 if drugs aren’t involved,” he told British newspaper Metro.

“It got very bad. My entire life was practically ruined. With any addict there’s a metaphorical and sometimes a literal trail of bodies – luckily in my case there wasn’t a literal one but there was certainly a metaphorical one.”

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