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Matthew Morrison’s Sweet Potato Diet

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Matthew Morrison’s Sweet Potato Diet

Sweet potatoes are delicious… unless you eat them everyday.

That’s exactly what Glee star Matthew Morrison did leading up to the shirtless cover shoot he did for Details magazine. Matthew says he only ate sweet potatoes for three days before the shoot.

Said Matthew:

“I had to have a six-pack on show. My trainer said to eat nothing apart from sweet potato and very little water. The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight. Afterwards, I ordered two pizzas and pasta!”

We’re not sure if there’s any science to back this up, and we definitely don’t recommend it. Body builders and models will sometimes go to extreme measures to look good for photo shoots, but almost none of the techniques they use are healthy!

[Image via Details.]

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Matthew Morrison Doesn’t Work Hard For His Six-Pack

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Matthew Morrison Doesn’t Work Hard For His Six-Pack

Ugh!! Jealous!

Glee star Matthew Morrison says that he doesn’t try very hard to get six-pack abs — it just sort of happens.

Said Morrison:

“I don’t do anything to get the abs. I run a lot and of course I’ve always danced but I don’t do anything special. It’s not even genetic because my dad’s got a big ‘ol belly on him. People keep asking me what I do to get the abs but I don’t know what to tell them.”

We don’t care how he gets his abs — just as long as we get to sneak a peek of them every once in a while!!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com.]

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Matthew Morrison’s Total Body Workout

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Matthew Morrison’s Total Body Workout

You would never guess it by looking at his rock-hard body, but Matthew Morrison barely has any time to work out — he’s too busy shooting Glee!!

Matt’s trainer, Bernardo Coppola, says that he has laid out a compact yet challenging full-body workout to help Matt stay in shape.

Gleek your body with this workout!

Swiss-Ball Dumbbell Chest Press
Grab a set of dumbbells and a Swiss ball, placing the ball behind you. Sit on the Swiss ball with the dumbbells comfortably on your thighs. Slide over the ball until your back is supported by the ball. Press the dumbbells up toward the ceiling. Matt does 3 to 4 sets of 12 to 16 reps, says Coppola. “This is a great exercise, because not only you are working your chest, but also your balance and core.”

Hanging Leg Raise
Grab a chinup bar with an overhand, shoulder-width grip, and hang from the bar with your legs extended and feet together. Lift your legs up, passing your waist level, and then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position. Matt practices 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 12 reps, says Coppola. “This exercise works your abs, core, obliques and hips as well,” he says.

Grab an overhead bar with your hands slightly more than shoulder-width apart. From a dead hang, pull your body up until your chin is above the bar. Then lower your body slowly. “This exercise will give your back the ‘V’ shape,” says Coppola. Matthew does 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps, he says.

Rear Deltoids Dumbbell Flys
Start by grabbing two dumbbells. Bend over at the waist with your feet shoulder-width apart, bending your knees a bit to avoid injuring your lower back. Hold the dumbbells out with the palms of your hands facing each other and the elbows bent a bit, then use your rear deltoid and upper-back strength to raise the dumbbells back in an upwards semicircular arc, going as far as you can. Try to hold this position for 2 seconds. Now go back down to starting position and repeat. Matt does at least 3 to 4 sets of 12 reps, says Coppola.

Twist Abs
For this exercise you’ll need a small medicine ball or dumbbell (Matt uses a medicine ball). Sit on the floor (or preferably a mat), grab the ball with both hands, and raise your legs off the floor, as you would in boat pose. Twist side to side, bringing the ball to the right side of the body and then over to the left. “While Matt is twisting side to side, he is always contracting his abs to concentrate only on his core and abs, and not his lower back,” says Coppola. Matt does this exercise for a minute and a half and repeats it 2 to 3 times.

[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.com.]

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Glee Gives Back!

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glee gives back

Matthew Morrison and some of the other Glee cast spent yesterday instructing elementary school kids how to make musical instruments!

The volunteering is a result of a collaboration between Glee and American Express Education Through Music, a philanthropic organization that helps disadvantaged youth gain access to arts education.

This should be happening all the time! There are people that are less-fortunate than yourself, so try to give back either through volunteering or donations this holiday season!

[Image via Fox.]

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More Matthew Morrison Pics From Details!

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More Matthew Morrison Pics From Details

OMG we can't stop staring at those abs!!

We're declaring a new rule for Glee: Matthew Morrison has to be shirtless for the entirety of every show! LOL!

[Image via Details.]

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