Joe Manganiello flexes his muscles ahead of Magic Mike sequel

Sofia Vergara is a lucky lady. Her boyfriend Joe Manganiello shared a photo from a recent trip to the gym – and it's clear all his hard work is paying off.

The 37-year-old actor is notoriously fit, and his incredibly impressive arm muscles are on display as he works out with a dumbbell.


Joe Manganiello has shared this impressive workout photo with his fans

Joe has a reason for keeping in especially good shape – in two weeks he will start filming his role for Magic Mike XXL.

The highly-anticipated sequel about a troupe of male strippers will see Channing Tatum reprise his role as Michael 'Magic Mike' Lane. It is also thought that original cast member Alex Pettyfer is back on board for the film, which is scheduled for release in July 2015.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello have been dating for around two months

The original movie was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, taking more than $167million at the worldwide box office in 2012. It was loosely based on Channing's own experiences as a male erotic dancer.

Speaking to MTV earlier this year, Channing revealed, "This one will be a road trip movie.

Magic Mike was a huge box office hit, taking more than $167million

"Without giving a lot away, we don't wanna make it a really serious, slice-of-life movie. We want to have reality in it, but we don't want to make it some dark drama.

"There was some darkness in the last one that I think surprised people and shocked people."