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 ;)
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.
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.