Not that he was in bad shape before (because he wasn’t), but Usher amped up his workouts for a movie role. If you’re going to play the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, you definitely have to be in tip top shape. The 34-year-old plays the iconic boxer in the upcoming film, Hands of Stone.
The Season 4 Voice coach opens up about the challenge of playing Leonard, workout mishaps and more for Men’s Health for their November 2013 issue. More importantly, the “Yeah!” singer shows the product of all his hard sweaty work at the gym. Check it out below.
“My commitment to this character demands that I not only physically get ready, but also become him. The hair, the personality, the manner he conducts himself in—all that. He’s an incredible man.”
Well, isn’t Joe Manganiello one generous fellow. Just last month he showed off his Greek god-like body to Men’s Health UK. He’s once again shirtless but this time it’s for the US version. The 36-year-old covers the publication’s June/July 2013 issue and heads to the beach for the inside editorial.
Clearly, the magazine has a hard-on for Manganiello. Not only is he their cover boy, but he recently ranked as No. 1 pick on their Best Summer Bodies list. I don’t blame them. He’s all that and then some. Side note: Did you catch his hot sex scene on the True Blood season premiere this past Sunday? His butt left me absolutely speechless.
“I’m playing a werewolf. I want to look sinewy. I want to look like an animal when the shirt comes off, but I want it to be a bit misleading when I have the shirt on.”
True Blood is around the corner and you know what that means. Time for HBO to parade Joe Manganiello shirtless to entice viewers to tune in for the premiere. Truthfully, I don’t know what I’m more excited for, the actual show or Manganiello whoring himself out to various magazines.
The 36-year-old actor graces the cover of Men’s Health June 2013 issue. Photographer Patrik Giardino snaps him as he rock climbs. I’m not sure what’s more chiseled, the rock formations he’s scaling or his ripped body. Perhaps the reason his muscles pop so much in the editorial is due to advice given by his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“We had a photoshoot for the movie [Ten] poster. I was wearing a sleeveless top, crossing my arms and flexing,” he recalls. “Arnold came in and said, ‘I see you’re flexing your biceps. Don’t do that. Keep it loose and [with crossed arms] put the other hand back to push [the muscle forward]—you’ll get an extra three inches.’”
Just because I don’t watch Game of Thrones doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the hotness that is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime Lannister on the HBO series. Truth be told, this sexy Danish actor has been on my radar since I first set my eyes on him in Wimbledon starring Kristen Dunst and Paul Bettany. That scene in the steam room with Bettany and Coster-Waldau wearing just towels and dripping in sweat was kinda hot. Love, set and match indeed.
The 42-year-old actor appears on the May 2013 cover of Men’s Health. In addition to posing for photographer Nino Munoz for a series of photos, Nikolaj goes “medieval on your abs.” I can think of a couple of other body parts where he can get all medieval ;) For the accompanying interview, he discuss his acting process, favorite movie and losing Vertical Limit to Chris O’Donnell because he blew his audition big time. Check out a few quotes and photos from the publication below.
Ever since I first laid my eyes on Jason Momoa on Baywatch Hawaii, I’ve had a major crush on him. Just like fine wine, the 33-year-old actor is getting better with age. I always thought he had a great body during his fake lifeguarding days, but holy efffin’ WOW. He’s turned into one sexy beefy daddy after bulking up hardcore to fill Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes (or loincloth) in 2011′s Conan the Barbarian remake. The Hawaiian hottie shares his fitness regime and guilty pleasures with the UK edition of Men’s Health.
“I love carbs but denial is good training for the mind. After finishing a one-month cleanse, I had a giant bowl of pasta and I swear to Christ it was like I was on heroin.” – Jason Momoa
Given his sickening physique, it’s hard to imagine Momoa chugging down a pint of beer, but he does. “I love cigars and booze,” says the actor, “If you’re going to pound the beers you’ve got to suck it up. It [the treadmill] gets you going, man. Then you can have that beer.” So… that’s the secret!!! I wonder what his beer to minutes on the treadmill ratio is? Probably not as low as mine because I look nothing like him. LOL. Check out his punchy photoshoot with the publication below. It’s not fair that Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show) can enjoy this piece of meat whenever she wants ;)
Isn’t Noah Mills absolute perfection? I can’t pick out one flaw. Even his sweat seems like it would smell aromatic. At least in my fantasies, it does ;) It’s not hard to tell I have a big hard-on for 27-year-old Canadian male supermodel. Can you blame me? He’s got a rocking body and a classically handsome face.
If you watched Sex and the City 2, you saw him plowing Samantha (Kim Cattrall) to orgasmic heights. Most recently, Noah appeared as Taylor Swift’s love interest in the music video for “We’re Never Ever Getting Back Together“. He probably was cast for having a Jake Gyllenhaal-vibe whom is speculated as the inspiration for the track.
Mills’ latest gig has him showing off that aforementioned toned body for the Spanish edition of Men’s Health. Photographed by Edu Garcia, Noah models gym collection inside a locker room. Fittingly enough, his threads are from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2012 collection, since he’s a favorite of the Italian brand. Too bad, D&G didn’t have a line of soap, shampoo and towels to pimp out. Can’t you just picture him soaping up in the shower ;) Check out his editorial in the Spanish fitness magazine below.
Last month, Tyrell introduced you to the five finalists vying to win the Men’s Health 2012 Cover Model contest. After tabulating all the votes, Charlie Powell beat out all the other sculpted studs to win the coveted October 2012 cover of the publication. The 32-year-old army captain garnered 4,270 votes, proving the magazine’s readers love a man in, and especially out of a uniform. Men’s Health Editor Toby Wiseman said the following about the October cover boy.
“Charlie epitomises the functional fitness we should all aspire to. Despite his overseas postings making regular training sometimes difficult, his dedication to his own health and fitness is an inspiration to the many time-poor men amongst us. If he can find the time and space to exercise, so can we.” Wiseman added “His training has left him fit and strong, as well as in excellent shape aesthetically. He personifies everything the Men’s Health man should be – a natural in front of the camera and a down-to-earth guy. The competition was very tough, but he is a more than worthy winner.”
While I do think Powell is an excellent choice, I was secretly hoping that Mitchell Tovee or Ben Mudge would take it. Those bitches are damn finnnnnnnne. Charlie Powell’s issue is available now. Pick it up to learn his and all the runner-ups’ training secrets. Check out a few pics of Powell from the issue below.
A Men’s Health cover man must meet a few pieces of criteria. He’s gotta be active, successful, and of course, an intelligent man. But most importantly, he’s gotta be fit and have a sexy body to match to show how his washboard abs and pulsing biceps for when the shirt comes off to nail that pivotal cover shot.
After sifting through hundreds and thousands of applicants, the people over at Men’s Health have narrowed down the selection to the final five contestants who will compete for the coveted spot. The winner will be announced at a special dinner hosted by Men’s Health in London where the winning cover will be revealed. The competition winner will be featured on the October issue of Men’s Health.
Men’s Health Editor Toby Wiseman said: “Yet again we’ve been overwhelmed by both the number and the quality of the entries we’ve received for the Cover Model 2012 competition. Now we’re looking forward to unveiling the ultimate winner who will embody the Men’s Health attitude by being dedicated to the perfection of not just a physique, but a lifestyle.” Meet the five sexy finalists below.