Alex Russell shows off ripped abs as SWAT star covers Men’s Health cover


Australian SWAT star Alex Russell shows off ripped abs as he covers the cover of Men’s Health magazine










Alex Russell is fast becoming one of Australia’s hardest-working Hollywood exports.

And the 34-year-old Rockhampton-born star is clearly putting a lot of effort into his physique too, according to his cover interview for the latest issue of Australian Men’s Health.

The SWAT actor flaunted his extremely chiseled abs for the photoshoot.

Explosion: Alex Russell (pictured) is emerging as one of Australia’s hardest-working Hollywood exports, as evidenced by his incredible Men’s Health cover shoot

Russell credits his work as Jim Street in the CBS crime action drama SWAT to helping maintain his figure.

“The physical side of what we do is very taxing,” he told the magazine.

“You’ll never see a plateau with so many massages going on, because we’re all trying to keep everything loose.”

Absolutely fabulous: SWAT actor flaunted his extremely chiseled abs for his Men's Health photoshoot

Absolutely fabulous: SWAT actor flaunted his extremely chiseled abs for his Men’s Health photoshoot

The Chronicle star also explained that she was the target of bullies while attending school in Queensland.

“I was an easy target because I was very sensitive so you could get a reaction from me, which is just gold for a bully,” the actor reflected.

Alex also revealed that some of his tormentors went out of their way to apologize to him when he visited his parents based in Rockhampton.

Getting to work: Russell credits his job playing Jim Street in CBS crime action drama SWAT for helping to maintain his figure

Getting to work: Russell credits his job playing Jim Street in CBS crime action drama SWAT for helping to maintain his figure

“Someone will come up to me and say, ‘Hey man, I’m so sorry about this. I said, “No, man. No worries.” Because it’s not them; [School is] an environment and it’s tough.

Russell first rose to prominence as the star of the 2010 Australian independent film, Wasted On The Young.

He has since appeared in films such as Unbroken, The Host, and the Carrie remake in 2013.

Humble beginnings: Russell first rose to prominence as the star of the 2010 Australian independent film Wasted On The Young

Humble beginnings: Russell first rose to prominence as the star of the 2010 Australian independent film Wasted On The Young

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