True Blood: Joe Manganiello Workout and Diet Tips

Joe Manganiello is a new addition to the third season of True Blood. Manganiello, who plays the  werewolf Alcide Herveaux, had to get ripped for his shirtless scenes to stay on par with Anna Paquin and Ryan Kwanten. Fortunately for him – thanks to his naturally muscular body and already-healthy diet, this was (relatively) easier than for most people.

Joe Manganiello Workout

When he started preparing for his True Blood role, Joe Manganiello weighed 240 pounds with 18% body fat. Therefore for him, ” it was about becoming more defined and cutting up the mass [he] already had,” said Manganiello in the August 2010 of Men’s Fitness. He worked out 6 days a week, twice a day! That’s twelve workouts a week!

For three of the days, he used a workout routine created by his physical trainer, Ron Matthews (who helped trained Hugh Jackman for X-Men, which is similar to Jackman’s Wolverine Workout), twice a day, three times per week. Manganiello also trained on his own three more times per week. He’d do his cardio in the mornings, and his strength training in the afternoon.

Here are some of Joe Manganiello’s workout tips, he revealed to the New York Post.
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Shakira Workout and Diet for Her Abs

Shakira was in Ibiza this week for a photo shoot where she unveiled her amazing abs.

To get that gorgeous midsection, Shakira has been training with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.  A typical workout (6 days a week) consists of 60 minutes of strength straining and then 40 minutes of cardio dance with new workout routines every 10 days.

In addition, as we know, Shakira includes a lot of belly dancing in her dance routine, which obviously helps her maintain those beautiful abs.  Indeed, lots of celebrities have been using belly dancing to stay fit.  Kaeshi Chai of Bellyqueen provided a few tips to Hollywoodlife on how anyone can workout with belly dancing.

Build a foundation. “Practice the foundation moves of belly dance, which include figure eights, circles, slides and shimmies,” Kaeshi says. “Any contraction utilizing the rectus abdominus (stomach), obliques and quadratus lumborum (side muscles) and back muscles will help tone and exercise the torso region. Most foundation belly dance movements activate the torso muscles of the body.”

Try squeezing your core for 10 seconds at a time throughout the day – when you’re sitting at the computer, watching TV, or standing in line. Do these about 10 times. Repeat throughout the day. As you strengthen your core, you can increase the duration of each rep and/or increase the number of repetitions.

Shakira Workout Tips and Diet

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It’s safe to say that at the age of 41 and after just having not one but two babies, Mariah Carey has never looked healthier.  According to People Magazine, Mariah began working out immediately after having her newborn twins to get back into her pre-baby body. How does she do it? Using a variety of workout techniques, Mariah has quickly gotten back into shape.

Not only does the new mom tweet about her jogs with her five Jack Russell terriers (Cha Cha, Jackie Lambchops, Squeak E., Beans, and JJ) since April 2011, but she also admits in her interviews and tweets about her love for water aerobics. With her and her daughter’s love for water, going to the ocean for water exercises is a great way to spend some family time as well as a fun way to shed some post-baby weight. It has also been noted that Mariah went to Florida for a workout-heavy vacation. Now that’s dedication!

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Manny Pacquiao Pre-Fight Workout and Training

WBO World welterweight champion and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, will defend his title against former champ Joshua Clottey on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium.  With Pacquiao being the pound-for-pound best fighter in boxing and the new Cowboys Stadium being perhaps the most impressive arena in all of sports this is sure to be a must see event.

Pacquiao’s popularity and success are at an all time high.  He was featured on both the Time 100 and Forbes 100 lists in 2009 and the Filipino southpaw is the first boxer in history to win seven world titles in seven different weight divisions.

Pac-Man’s long time trainer Freddie Roach recently shared the fighter’s pre-bout training routine with Men’s Fitness magazine. The 31-year-old champion trains for four weeks at his home in the Philippines and then for a month at Los Angeles’ Wild Card Boxing Club.

Pacquiao employs a variety of exercises to help get him in fighting shape.  He runs each morning and then follows that up with three-hour workout which includes sparring, shadowboxing, jumping rope, speed bag work and heavy bag work.

“When he hits the heavy bag, he tries to kill the bag,” says Roach.

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Julia Roberts’ Water Workout

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Julia Roberts’ water workout and resistance band arm exercises.

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Julianne Moore’s Butt and Abs Workout

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Julianne Moore’s butt and abs workout plus several other moves to get you the celebrity butt of your dreams.

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Iron Man 2 Workouts: Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow worked with trainer Tracy Anderson and used a 3-part workout to slim down and tone up for her role as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 2.

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Nina Dobrev’s Workout Philosophy – Keep It Simple And Fun

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As resident vampire hottie on the hit CW drama Vampire Diaries, actress Nina Dobrev has to spend a decent amount of time in body-hugging attire – be it her modern-day leather pants and motorcycle jackets or her 19th century corseted dresses for her historical flashback scenes. Constantly keeping in such great shape for the show [...]

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