How Tom Ellis Gained 20 Pounds of Lean Muscle for ‘Lucifer’

Two years ago, when Fox canceled their comic book-based series Lucifer, lead actor Tom Ellis made a pact with trainer Paolo Mascitti that if the show came back he would take the physical preparation for the character to the next level. The show was snagged by Netflix shortly after, and Ellis made good on his promise. Before filming began on each season, Mascitti put Ellis through an intense boot camp. In case you’re not familiar, Ellis plays the devil, who hightails it to Los Angeles to open a nightclub (as one does).

“I don’t need to work hard to motivate Tom when it comes to the gym,” says Mascitti. “He enjoys being challenged, and listens to any instruction I give him.” The training continues over FaceTime when Ellis arrives on set or is traveling, allowing Mascitti to keep the actor on track and making gains remotely.

Ellis has seen

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Cholesterol 101: What you need to know | Health Beat

Over time, cholesterol left unchecked can build up in arteries. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

Have you been told you have high cholesterol? Wondering how to get your numbers down?

Thomas Boyden, MD, a Spectrum Health preventive cardiologist, would like you to know that diet and exercise are two of the most important components of cholesterol management.

They should be the go-to tools in your arsenal to keep your cardiovascular system in tiptop shape.

“I am 100% for patients doing everything they can for themselves and ultimately taking responsibility for their own health,” Dr. Boyden said. “If patients were more focused on diet and routine aerobic activity, many would realize they have the opportunity to improve their overall health and reduce their chance of heart disease and stroke, potentially without the need for medications.”

Dr. Boyden said some people have inherent genetic risks or other illnesses and are at higher risk

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