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Vincent Rodriguez Iii Image Credit: Muscle & Fitness
Vincent Rodriguez Iii Image Credit: Muscle & Fitness

Vincent Rodriguez III

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star used superhero dreams and strategic proteins to get lean and strong.

Bobbi Dempsey

GETTING IN GO-GO SHAPE

Aline [Crazy Ex-Girlfriend producer Aline Brosh McKenna] told me there was an episode coming up where my character, Josh, was going to be a go-go dancer. So I asked, “If I’m going to be in my underwear, do I have permission to go outside of Josh’s normal body?” Which is a body of beer, boba tea, and sushi burritos. He’s not an L.A. guy who is trying to be a model. Once she gave me the go-ahead, I was on a mission.

COMIC BOOK GOALS

A friend sent me to Eric the Trainer, as he’s known around Hollywood. He asked, “If I could wave a magic wand and give you any body you want, what body would that be?” I said I want to be [comic book superhero] Nightwing. He points at the shelf above him, and there’s a vintage Nightwing action figure. It was a cool coincidence. He mentioned he had already been enlisted to train Nightwing for the movie that’s in planning. My eyes lit up.

FITNESS JOURNEY

By the time we filmed the scene, I was 25 pounds lighter. But the body I have now is way beyond that. I look at this as an ongoing experiment. I’m excited to see what my body can do. I take progress photos along the way, and I know it’s working, and that helps motivate me to stay the course.

DIET DEDICATION

I’m on a weight-loss track, so I focus on fish. My main meals consist of a palm-si


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