Joe Manganiello Getting Even More Ripped for the ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel

Joe Manganiello Getting Even More Ripped for the ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel

Where’s Neon? This one’s for you… lol

When he stripped down for Magic Mike, Joe Manganiello’s chiseled body was so impressive that director Steven Soderbergh called him “walking CGI.”  Now that Manganiello is getting ready to shoot the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, he’s working hard on his gym-generated special effects. On Tuesday afternoon, the actor and fitness guru tweeted a photo of himself pumping iron at the gym, noting that he’s “getting ready for #MagicMikeXXL.” His trainer Ron Matthews posted the same photo with a little more elaboration, tweeting, “I am getting @JoeManganiello ready for #magicmike2, 2 weeks until he starts dancing. How do you think he is looking?”

Presumably, the actor is sticking with something close to his punishing workout routine that he described in his fitness guide Evolution, published in December. The goal for Magic Mike, Manganiello writes in the book, was simple: “be straight-up ripped and shredded.” In addition to cutting carbs and piling on the protein, the actor writes, “I institute ‘two a days,’ six days a week. Each day includes weight training and cardio.” Since shirtless roles in particular require even more work because the camera picks up all of the muscle definition, “I focus less on increasing weight and raise the intensity by doing more reps and resting less. In other words, the philosophy is constant motion…”

Though Manganiello hasn’t hit the dance floor yet, the Magic Mike sequel has been shooting since Labor Day weekend. Screenwriter and star Channing Tatum described the film to GQ as “a road-trip movie” with a lighter tone, “less slice-of-life and less drama” than the 2012 hit. For Manganiello, who plays dancer Big Dick Richie, the sequel is a welcome reunion.50f52ab66db84b2ca9f4f653ecddc63a7baf68fc

“It’s like getting the band back together,” he told Yahoo earlier this month. “We’re all great friends. Some of us go way back before Magic Mike. I stayed in contact with all the guys I shot with.”

Here’s a clip of Manganiello’s dance in Magic Mike, for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

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18 Comments

  1. shuga chocolata
    September 19, 04:35 Reply

    Yummy and appetizing I’d say but am not just into him. #NEON over to you. Enjoy

    • Dennis Macauley
      September 19, 04:56 Reply

      Neon will soon fly in with a shotgun and chase away all thirsty hoes!

    • pinkpanthertb
      September 19, 04:58 Reply

      Lmao. Aswear. He’s put an extra shine to her Latin glow

  2. kendigin
    September 19, 05:42 Reply

    i so dont like this butch bitch.
    shes always to fool of herself. lol

  3. Rapu'm
    September 19, 05:45 Reply

    I won’t let this kind one touch me oh. I’ll just break.

  4. lluvmua
    September 19, 06:58 Reply

    Did u guys spot that D??? *gasp* *rewinds*

  5. Ruby
    September 19, 08:10 Reply

    This dude is D̶̲̥̅ Viagra to Sofia’s Vegara

  6. maxonex
    September 19, 09:45 Reply

    Oh lawd!, he’s such a DILF….*fans self*….

    • king
      September 19, 13:11 Reply

      Abeg which one be DILF again ooooo…hmmm this rock am living under sef!

  7. Khaleesi
    September 19, 14:39 Reply

    Ok, for once, am almost … almost but not quite attracted to a white boy … #sigh if only he were black and with that amazing body…

  8. Neon
    September 19, 17:56 Reply

    *walks into Blogosphere holding a 99 piled with eighteen scoops of Joe Manganiello, syrup, shaved chocolate, slice of browny, and 2 cherries* No short guns this time, warfare has gone neutral… *tests WMD*

    • Neon
      September 19, 18:20 Reply

      *nuclear* #AutoCorrectIsh

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