Joe Manganiello spent a whole hour at the gym only working on his abs


Joe Manganiello has a great body. Even though I’m not a big fan, I’ll admit that. Sometimes, Joe looks a bit too gristly and ‘roidy, but for the most part, his body is great and you can tell her really takes care of himself and that he’s a total gym rat. But how big of a gym rat? That’s the question. According to Page Six, Joe recently spent a full hour in the gym… solely working on his abs.

Joe Manganiello is abs-olutely obsessed with his physique. The hunky actor, 38, spent an entire hour exercising only his abs at the South Beach, Fla., Equinox on Tuesday, a source tells Page Six. The “Magic Mike XXL” star has been showing off his ripped stomach on the film’s press tour.

“Joe’s been really hitting the gym hard,” the source said. “He extends his workouts down on the beach!”

[From Page Six]

CB, Bedhead and I were chatting about this and Bedhead was basically like “he better have a day solely devoted to his back too, or his body is going to be out of whack.” My general thoughts on ab work is “please avoid whenever possible.” I would out a lot, but I rarely devote time to ab work, because ab work HURTS and if I had to spend an hour on just abs, I would cry and then not go to the gym. The goal (for me) is to go and do something and have fun – I’m not training for anything specific, I just go to the gym because I enjoy it and I would not enjoy an hour of ab work. I think there’s a strong possibility that Joe was just doing “Ab Day” and maybe the next day was “Arm Day” or whatever. It’s also possible he was working his abs specifically for a photoshoot or something. Who knows?

Here are some photos of Joe and Sofia Vergara at last night’s premiere of Magic Mike XXL. You know what’s idiotic? Supposed “pro-life” protesters came out to the premiere solely to protest Sofia Vergara’s decision to keep her embryos frozen. Nick Loeb probably paid them, don’t you think? Lord, this just makes me feel sorry for her.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. carol says:

    So glad Sofia dumped that awful Loeb dude.

  2. Lindy79 says:

    Joe recently spent a full hour in the gym… solely working on his abs.

    And god bless him for it

  3. Abbott says:

    Ever since I could stop taking those damn Presidential Physical Fitness tests, my relationship with everything below my neck is non-existent. Good on him.

    • NeNe'sWig says:

      hahahaha omg this is so true…hated those dumb tests! Like, who cares if you’re a 6th grader that can do 30 sit ups in 60 seconds? Not really life prep skills.

  4. U says:

    They are so painfully gorgeous.

  5. Lara K says:

    They look so pretty but shallow, and happy but vapid.

    That said, I would love to spend an hour at the gym looking at Joe working in his abs.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Shallow and vapid +1000

      Does anybody know if he is as dumb as he looks? He’s still an improvement over Loeb.

      • Sassy says:

        He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. A prestigious school with stringent admission standards. If he got in and then graduated, he couldn’t be terribly dumb. Maybe dumb like a fox!

    • Beth says:

      I don’t really mind that about them. Sure they aren’t that deep, but they’re monogamous and aren’t trying to shove their shallowness down our throats. Neither Joe nor Sophia is vapid the way Paris Hilton (for example) is: smug, entitled. They work hard for their looks and act decently in the lightweight roles they get.

  6. Greek chic says:

    Sounds boring and painful but whatever.
    I do some abs work in the Pilates class and that’s all…but a full hour solely for abs? No.

    Sofia should throw away these platform pumps.They look so dated.
    She looks gorgeous though.
    And I like her hair color.

  7. Liberty says:

    Celebitchy should establish a Joe’s Abs Corner, which will be a photo sidebar that updates us weekly on the state of his abs. Our good thoughts would be like, well, giving back.

  8. Kitten says:

    His abs are impressive but I’ve always been under the impression that an hour-long ab workout is unnecessary–or am I wrong?

    I take a 15 minute core class every week and I do Tabata, which incorporates ab exercises in each 20 second block. I also do a lot of exercises that engage the core.
    I have relatively-defined abs, not Joe-level abs or anything, but I have abs.

    I wonder how often he does that ab workout? Like every day or once a week? Hmmmm…

    • Liberty says:

      Kitten — Once I worked on my abs every other day for fifteen dedicated minutes w my trainer, basically just for the hell of it. It was winter, I was living on the road in dark wet Seattle on a long dreadful project, stressed out and wanting another focus. So I thought, abs! So I had okay abs in about two weeks. I hated it. Lasted about five weeks then I said screw it.

      For Joe’s level abs, on a man, yeah, I can imagine this level of workout. I had a part-time gig assisting trainers of an NFL team when I was in college (they trained others too) and yeah they spent hours on focus points. Then afterwards they would try to make me and the other assistant come into the locker room with fake emergency calls to show off. Idiots, but they worked hard.

  9. Ankhel says:

    They look cute together, even with that wiff of eau de Pr.

  10. littlemissnaughty says:

    I have no visible abs, they are strong but hidden under a layer of cupcakes … I mean fat. I HATE ab workouts but need them because of my crappy back (yes, I do back workouts too). If I could skip them, I so would. If I could, I wouldn’t do any strength/core exercises and just run but that doesn’t work. So major props to him for being this vain … I mean health conscious. I don’t know, I don’t care about abs and his look grotesque.

  11. Itsmealisonryan says:

    I think they make a great couple! I hate her effing shoes!

  12. Bella says:

    Isn’t Joe trying to align himself with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the bodybuilding world? I know he put out a book that was basically his version of Arnold’s “Pumping Iron,” (AKA the bodybuilder’s bible). Considering all of this, it isn’t unfeasible that Joe would spend an hour on abs, because he is a bodybuilder and they don’t workout like the rest of us do.

    I agree with most other posters about Sofia’s shoes. I think like she constantly wears stripper shoes.

    • Becks says:

      I hate those shoes as well. Actually, I think she needs a stylist and she needs to change it up a bit. It seems like she wears the same type of silhouette, boring, boring….zzzzzz

  13. Betti says:

    Yes – great bod but lights don’t burn too bright but who cares he’s a nice guy and she seems like a cool gal, albeit one in need of a decent stylist (not keen on the shoes and dress) – kinda seems like an outfit you wear to a wedding but it seems to be her style and she carries if of well so no intentional snark.

    And i do ship them as a couple.

  14. kri says:

    I don’t like her shoes or his. Nice abs, tho. And no, he’s no genius, but I don’t think he’s an evil jerk like Nick Loeb, so props and mazels to them.

  15. Tacos and TV says:

    Ok, I’ve had enough of her styling. She has terrible street style these shoes are bad. And so is this dress. I don’t get it. She dresses like it’s 1997. And why?? And not even a cute 1997, like a bad, muted, trendy kinda, 1997.

    I can see his appeal to the masses but no. He does not do anything for me at all! In fact, ugh and I hate to say this but I find him off putting. I can’t put my finger on it.

  16. Lucy says:

    Abs or not, he’s a MASSIVE upgrade from Loeb.

  17. LAK says:

    I dated a gym rat type once. Never again. Life is too short.