Celeb summer bodies

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Everyone in the BeautySA office has summer on the brain. And with summer comes bikinis and board shorts. Guys, yes, you can aspire to these celebs abs. Men’s Health breaks it down for you. And ladies, enjoy the pictures ;)

Celeb summer bodies

Ryan Gosling

Gosling’s abs may look Photoshopped, as Emma Stone shrieked in the 2011 hit Crazy, Stupid Love, but there’s nothing fake about his transformation from lanky guy-next-door to ripped leading man.

Gosling’s regimen, among other things, currently includes grueling two-hour Muay Thai MMA training sessions as the 31-year-old actor prepared for his role in Only God Forgives and The Gangster Squad. To help him maintain his lean physique, Gosling’s trainers have also prescribed a traditional Thai diet of green vegetables, rice, and fish – and not, to our knowledge, any airbrushing.

Joe Manganiello

In an industry obsessed with vampires, werewolves have to work harder for the spotlight. Just ask actor Joe Manganiello, who spent five months muscling up for his role as the hulking, love-struck werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s hit drama True Blood.

In order to play the supernatural shape-shifter, Manganiello needed to build legs like oaks and arms that other men could use for pull-ups. He started by enlisting the help of celebrity trainer Rob Mathews, who whipped Hugh Jackman into shape for X-Men. Mathews’s prescription for success: A 2,500 calorie-a-day diet and two-a-day workouts that focused on total body circuit training. By the time Manganiello stepped on the set of True Blood, he had shed 4.5kg from his 6’5" frame and dropped his total body fat to just 8%.

This article original appeared in Men’s Health.

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Henke

    Joe seems like such a goof, but fun to look at. hehe

    6 years ago •

  1. ThuliDaph

    yes cliché them handsome’s are just heavenly on the eyes…

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    They look good but hubby looks better!

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Where can I order these Products;) LOL Any Specials? Hehe When any girl/woman sees these pic they become crazy stupid and fall in love :D

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    We did enjoy the pictures!!! Thanks for the article!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Ryan Gosling is just so…so….so…..unbelieveable!

    6 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Yay for Ryan Gosling! Love him. :)

    6 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Need to work on my summer body…laugh..out..loud.

    6 years ago •

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