Here’s what the 22-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On how diabetes affects his diet and fitness regimen: “I don’t have the luxury of eating whatever I want whenever I want anyway, because of my type 1 diabetes, so I have been conscientious about food for a long time. I do have guilty pleasures, though.”
On his love/hate with working out: “I think everybody hates cardio to some degree. I’m not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and can’t wait to work out. I kind of dread it, actually. I see it as a necessary evil.”
On getting in shape for Kingdom: “I had about six weeks to put on 12 to 15 pounds of muscle before filming started on [DirecTV’s] Kingdom— my character is a fighter whose strong suits are wrestling and grappling. When I was getting in shape for the show, I was doing three sessions a day: one fight-training with Kingdom’s coach, Joe “Daddy” Stephenson, and two strength-building with Gregg. Each workout focused on a different region of the body—upper body, core, or legs—and we’d do a circuit of six different moves for one area. Lifting a lot of weights, really trying to break the muscles down.”
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