Evolution: The Cutting-Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted

Evolution: The Cutting-Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted

Joe Manganiello

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1476716714

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Joe Manganiello first gained recognition around the world for his incredible, sculpted body while winning both popular and critical praise as the star of HBO's True Blood. Now, from the man that Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh called “walking CGI,” comes the cutting-edge guide to achieving the perfect body and therefore enhancing your overall quality of life.

With a build that men envy and women adore, Joe Manganiello is more than qualified to write the end-all guide to sculpting the perfect body. His fit physique catapulted him to the top of the list of Hollywood’s most desired male actors following his memorable performances in HBO’s hit show True Blood and in the 2012 film Magic Mike—and he will expand on that role in this summer’s highly anticipated Magic Mike XXL. In Evolution, Manganiello shares his lifetime of experience and research in terms of diet, cardio, and anatomy to bring you the only fitness book you’ll ever need in order to look and feel your best.

Throughout the book are black-and-white photographs and Manganiello’s step-by-step workout routine that combines weights, intense cardio, and a high protein diet.

With a lifetime of athletic achievement behind him, Manganiello was named one of Men’s Health’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Michael Phelps, Carl Lewis, and others. His Men's Fitness and Men’s Health covers consistently rank among the top selling around the globe. In 2014, People magazine named him the Hottest Bachelor Alive, and he is one of the few actors to have ever graced the cover of the #1 selling body building magazine in the US, Muscle & Fitness, not once but twice (with a third on the way).

“A comprehensive yet straightforward and effective roadmap to better health and fitness” (Shawn Perine, editor in chief of Muscle & Fitness), Evolution reveals exactly how to get the body of one of Hollywood’s hottest stars—promising to turn any Average Joe into a Joe Manganiello!




















of the reps with good form. Rest 1 minute and then repeat circuit. Do this 4 times. Push yourself to stay at the same weight, or slightly increase the weight on each set. SATURDAY: DELTOIDS AND B ICEPS ■ Dynamic Warm-Up ■ Circuit 1: This couplet set is performed with little or no rest between each set until both exercises are completed. Barbell Upright Row: sets of 15, 12, 10, 10, and 10 reps; weight will be moderate, so that you can get all of the reps with good form. Triple Dumbbell Curl: sets

picture is meant to spark the ignition of change, so that the word can be spread: everyone possesses the capability to look the way he or she wants. I believe the culture we live in has some serious problems in terms of health and fitness. This book is my rallying cry, my St. Crispin’s Day speech. I’m putting together an army, a force for cultural change, and I want you! It’s time to stop with the “Nice try!” pats on the back. I’m going to tell you like it is, say what needs to be said, and then

OUT OF HELL What do you see when you look at yourself? It’s an honest question that I asked myself years ago. What you see now when you look at me did not occur by accident, and it wasn’t easy. M y “instant” success was a twenty-year journey, and I want the path I took to inspire in you the confidence to rise up after you’re kicked in the face. Because as you’re about to learn, the most impressive people in the world are the ones who suffered from failure and learned how to respond. After I

sides of your chest. 3. Pause, and then press the weights back above your chest. PEC DECK 1. Adjust the seat of the Pec Deck machine so that the handles out to your sides are just below shoulder level. Sit so that your back is upright against the rest, with your feet flat on the floor. 2. Grab hold of the handles and arch your back slightly, sticking out your chest. 3. Squeeze your chest, bringing together your hands. Pause for 1 second. 4. Return to the starting position and repeat until you

Weider. Hearing that kept me going. It showed me that even though I’d been working hard in all of my workouts previously, my limitations weren’t about my genetics; it was about what I was doing. Like Roger Bannister, I saw that something bigger and better was possible for anyone—even a skinny guy like me. The real trick wasn’t hidden in reps and sets; it was understanding my body and mind and using that knowledge to learn how to push beyond my comfort level. That’s when I started seeing results.

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