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Behind the Scenes: Andrew Lincoln's October Cover Shoot

"The Walking Dead" star reveals how he trained for the show's grueling shoots. Plus: his most "game-changing" advice.

Rick Grimes as you've never seen him before: wearing designer henleys and cracking a smile! Men's Fitness headed down to The Walking Dead set just outside of Atlanta and shot Andrew Lincoln's cover in one of the megahit AMC show's soundstages (sorry, TWD fans, we can't reveal what we saw). And while Andrew certainly looked the part of Rick Grimes—sporting his zombie-apocalyptic beard and even wielding some of the actual firearms Rick uses to off Walkers—he was a complete 180 from the brooding sheriff's deputy he plays on television. He was upbeat, gracious—and even game to layer on fall fashions in the blistering Hotlanta heat. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes video, Andrew shares what he does to train for grueling shoots, plus doles out some "game-changing" advice.

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