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No More Mr. Nice Guy for Hugh Jackman

The "Wolverine" star is not here to impress you. But he probably will anyway.
Ben Watts

This month Hugh Jackman hits the cover of Men’s Fitness, and he’s not pulling any punches.

After 18 years in the movie business, the Australian actor has experienced all that Hollywood has to offer, including its dark side (“I’ve had experiences where I’ve done something against my instinct, but people had convinced me it was the right career move”), and it’s made him the man he is today. That and, of course, the workout he followed to get shredded for his role in The Wolverine, which we got directly from Jackman’s trainer. You’ll find that in the issue, too, along with the game-changing nutrition tips that Jackman got from Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, and the new diet he says he’ll follow forever.

Put it all together and you’ll transform your body, just like Jackman did. “I weighed 170 pounds, I was 6'2", and I was just skin and bones,” he says of his early 20s. “The guys in the locker room used to go, ‘Hey, Skinny! Hey, Ana!’—they used to call me Ana, for anorexic—and I’d go, ‘You tell me a practical application of a 350-pound press, and I’ll do it!’” This, from the man who would later crank out a 1,000-pound leg press—all in preparation for a movie role. It’s that dedication that drives Jackman to success over and over again, and it inspires us to do the same.

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To read more and find out how Hugh Jackman went from a skinny 170-pound 23-year-old to a Hollywood A-lister with a superhero physique, grab a copy of the July/August issue of Men's Fitness on newsstands June 17th or subscribe now to the magazine.

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