True Blood heartthrob Ryan Kwanten may have a hot bod, but we’re not sure we’d recommend all of his workout habits. He recently bragged to Men’s Health that he can still get in a good workout while intoxicated. “I’ve been known to turn up drunk at triathlons and do very well,” said the Australian actor in his interview for the November cover story. We don’t really need to tell you why that’s not a good idea, right?
The rest of Kwanten’s workout we can endorse. Once a professional triathlete, he says he works out for his own physical and mental wellness, not just to look good for a role.
“I’m very rarely in the gym. My workouts are predominately outside, in nature.” He prefers to run on mountain trails outside L.A. or bike and swim on the beach. Kwanten also recommends engaging in a variety of physical actives. “There’s a lot to be said for muscle confusion,” he says. “The moment you have monotony, your muscles can fall asleep. Variety makes you much more balanced.”
Kwanten also focuses on his core with exercises that utilize his own body weight. “I love old-school stuff,” he says, like pushups, situps, pull ups and skipping rope.
And the booze? He admits to cutting that out, along with refined carbohydrate, when he really has to look ripped. Instead, he opts for a high-protein and vegetable diet. “It’s boring, but it’s not a crash diet,” he says.
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