“I wasn’t born this way,” Manganiello said of his physique in a statement announcing the book. “I was the kid in high school who couldn’t do one dip, one pull up… I was also the kid who never gave up. Through years of blood, sweat, and tears, I cut through all of the myths surrounding every aspect of fitness and training.”
The book also includes photos throughout, and features Manganiello’s step-by-step workout routine that combines weights, intense cardio and a high protein diet.
Manganiello has shown off his fit physique on both TV and film. He currently stars as werewolf Alcide on HBO’s True Blood, and played Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh‘s 2012 male stripper movie, Magic Mike.