Magic Mike Workout Routine: Building A Body That Women Actually Care About

August 16, 2013 | 57 Comments

Magic Mike workout

Don’t judge me.

Don’t you dare fucking judge me for writing a Magic Mike workout article.

Make all the male stripper jokes you want, but this is one article that I know thousands of guys will want whether they publicly admit it or not. I know you’re feeling pressured to get a lean and ripped body like Channing Tatum and Matthew Mcconaughey.

And I know that right now, you’re more motivated than ever to train with 100% intensity especially with every women you know is drooling over Channing Tatum.

I mean, just by looking at some recent tweets, you can see how guys feel about Magic Mike:

magic mike reactions

Listen to what women want

Magic Mike is grossing an insane amount of money, and do you know spent that money – your girlfriends, your friends that are girls, that 40-year old cougar you fantasize about, and just about every women that you’ve ever had contact with.

So it’s pretty damn obvious that women love guys who sport a lean, ripped, and athletic physique. And for all you guys that say Channing Tatum and Matthew Mconahay are too skinny and have no muscle – you gotta ask yourself, why are women attracted to them then?

It’s true, the actors in Magic Mike don’t have massive amounts of muscle. They aren’t professional bodybuilders or even fitness models. But they do have a decent amount of muscle and low body fat levels, which is better than 99% of the male population.

And this is what women want – a guy with decent amounts of muscle and low body fat (10% and below is a great look).

If Magic Mike didn’t spell it out clearly enough for you, I don’t know what will.

And for all those guys trying to get as big as possible by training, eating, and living like a bodybuilder – who the hell are you trying to impress?

From what I’ve observed, the bigger you get, the more dudes you attract.

Some quick Magic Mike workout and diet tips

  • Diet>exercise. Always. No. Matter. What.
  • You hear a lot about celebrities eating 6 meals per day to “keep their metabolism up”, but that’s not necessary at all. Watch your overall calories instead, and you’ll be fine.
  • If you want to experience more freedom when dieting, give intermittent fasting a shot. It’s not mandatory, but it can definitely help, especially if you’re sick of constantly planning your meals and enjoy eating larger meals.
  • This isn’t going to be easy. Nothing worthwhile in life is easy. Remember that. If you want a lean and chiseled physique like the dudes in Magic Mike, then you better be prepared to work your ass off like never before. You better be willing to sacrifice. This is going to be a journey you’ll never forget. But in the end, you’ll be glad you did it. Trust me.

3 different workout approaches

Instead of writing one generic workout program, I laid out 3 different workouts below. So just hit the links below to get all your Magic Mike workout awesomeness.

Channing Tatum workout and diet: get lean and ripped

Matthew Mcconaughey workout: get in shape using bodyweight exercises

Joe Manganiello workout: muscle building for skinny guys

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  1. Hey Keith! Love this series and its blunt honesty as well as the simple effectiveness of the workouts.

    I like the look of both the Channing Tatum and Joe Mangienello routines, I’m looking for your advice in picking between the two. Currently I’m about 5’10 and ~155 with maybe 13-14% BF. End goal would eventually be to be around 170 lbs at 10% or so, though really I believe in looking in the mirror over numbers. But a similar physique to what you or Greg O’Gallagher have..

    What do you suggest, and would implementing RPT into the routines also be a good option? I know this article was written before you started leaning that way so just curious.

      1. Like the look of that one, thanks!

        Question about progressive overload on straight sets. Incline DB press for example calls for 4×6-8. Let’s say you hit 8,8,7,6 reps respectively. Would that call for a weight increase seeing as you technically did 4 sets of between 6 and 8 reps? Or are you expected to hit 8 across all sets before increasing.

        And as for Wednesday I need to tweak it a bit, currently I have Powerblock e90s as I work out in my apartment so leg workouts require a bit of tweaking, though I’ll admit Bulgarian SS are utter hell. What can I do with not much ability to do deadlifts or leg presses?

        1. for ex, on incline, the goal is to go heavy and get 6 reps.

          Once you can get 8 reps with the same weight, then increase the weight and aim for 6 again and repeat.

          So if you do 70 pounds DBs for 6 reps, work on the 70 pounds until you get 70 pounds for 8 reps. Then increase to 75 pounds and get 6 reps and work until you get 8 reps and rinse/repeat.

          You can do DB romaninian deadlifts and goblet squats for high reps also more lunges.

          1. Sorry, still not totally sure based on your above post, I’m apparently a dumbass. So you are saying once you hit 8 reps on ONE set, you up the weight? For example on incline DB if it’s 70 lbs and you go 8,7,7,6, next workout you would lift 75 lbs and try and work back up to 8 on the first set? Or is it 70 lbs and 8,8,8,8 then you up to 75.

          2. It’s per workout not per set.

            So if you get 70 lbs and go 8,7,7,6

            Next week you should try to get 75 lbs and get something like 6,6,5,6 or whatever you end up getting.

            It’s that first set that matters most.

    1. it’s really just a matter of trial and error. You need to pick a weight that you can lift for the specified reps.

    1. I’ve never done it…but getting a body like efron is really just a matter of building up a decent amount of muscle then leaning down to 10-12% BF.

  2. Keith,

    I know this post is somewhat old .However I would like to follow it .My question would be if my arms and shoulders need to catch up with my chest and back (my chest and back is a good size I would like to stay at while bringing my arms and shoulders up) what would you recommend I do or change in this workout .Thanks

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