John Krasinski Shows Off Ripped Body in Men’s Health – See the Photos!

12/16/2015 at 11:01 AM ET

John Krasinski
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John Krasinski is now a full-blown action star – with a body to boot!

Best known for playing The Office‘s lovable Jim Halpert, Krasinski switched gears to play a Navy SEAL in his new movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which required intense training. He had to get ripped (aka shirtless-ready) in just 16 weeks, Krasinski, 36, revealed in the January/February issue of Men’s Health (on stands December 22).

But before he started training, he allowed himself one last blowout indulgence. To celebrate New Years Day 2015, Krasinski vacationed in Mexico with his wife Emily Blunt and some friends and indulged in 50 (yes, 50) quesadillas. “There was a create-your-own quesadilla thing, and this guy just kept making us quesadillas,” he explained. (Krasinski’s 4-month training schedule would start January 2.)  “I thought, ‘This is it. This is my last night of freedom.’ So I went for it. I thought, ‘Oh, it’ll all turn into muscle.’ That’s where I didn’t really understand the science.”

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Luckily, he had trainer Jason Walsh to whip him into shape, and they worked on burning fat while adding muscle. (When Krasinski got back from Mexico his body fat was at 26 percent, and Walsh estimated the actor got down to 5 percent by the time he filmed his shirtless scenes.)

“[T]o look like the guys you’d want to have saving you if you were in trouble,” as Krasiniski put it, he worked out twice a day, five times a week. “I gotta be honest: It was brutal at times,” said the star. “We did tons of metabolic work, dragging sleds and all this stuff I’ve seen NFL players do.”

John Krasinski
Chris Floyd; Men’s Health

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But the hard work paid off.  “Getting stronger every day is thrilling,” he said. “To be able to do 20 pull-ups.”

John Krasinski
Chris Floyd; Men’s Health

And Krasinski plans on keeping his buff bod.  “I think there’s a part of you where you become addicted to it. I love feeling strong,” he explained.”You pick up your daughter [he and Blunt have 22-month-old Hazel] with ease, while everyone else makes a little grunt when they pick up their kids. I walk with better posture and a little more presence. I was more of a sit-in-the-corner guy. Now I’m a lot less of that.”

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Dam, He got hawt!

Cristina on

Helloooooo Jimmy Halpert!

Porki on

Deceptive advert

arabrabbra on

That’s not showing it off. I NEED SHIRTLESS PICSSS