Michael B. Jordan is helping us get over this chilly hump day with his new cover for Men’s Fitness.
The Creed star is flexing every muscle imaginable on his upper body in the image and we would like to thank all people involved for getting this photo out for the world to see.
“Had a great interview with David Katz,” the actor wrote on Instagram when revealing the cover. “Achieving my fitness goals & making it on the cover of @mensfitnessmag is an honor! @mrcalliet thank you for pushing me beyond my limits & showing me the results of what hard work & discipline can get you! We’re just getting started! #Creed.”
In the December issue for the publication, Jordan, who packed on a whopping 24 pounds to play the role of Apollo Creed’s son in the new flick, Creed, opens up about his fitness regimen including how he was able to beef up. “Gaining 24 pounds of muscle for Creed was super intense,” the Fruitvale Station actor said in a behind the scenes clip.
He added, “Diet, exercise, sleep, consistency, then I went out and got the best trainer. He stayed every step of the way, everyday.”
The actor went on to explain that bulking up was harder than the boxing training because “I had to eat a bunch of stuff that I really didn’t enjoy.” That diet that Jordan wasn’t exactly fond of was the consistent devouring of boiled chicken, broccoli, rice, fish and asparagus.
The MF issue hits newsstands on November 23. Also be sure to check out Creed, which hits theaters on November 25.