James Maslow: Men Work Out So Girls Will Look

Gregory James

updated 06/02/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 06/03/2014 AT 7:30 AM ET

With season 18 of Dancing with the Stars now a thing of the past, seeing a shirtless James Maslow is more of a rarity.

Fortunately, the handsome Big Time Rush musician, 23, bared his buff body in the July issue of Fitness Rx for Men magazine.

“You’re working out so girls look at you,” Maslow says. “You want them to look at you and go, ‘I want to talk to that guy.’ ”

Added Peta Murgatroyd’s former DWTS partner: “People are starting to look at me like a young man, and I love that I can use my physicality to separate myself from the roles that I used to get [from] the roles that I’m going to play. When I started on Nickelodeon, I was a teenager and looked very different. I’m still young. I embrace that and have a hell of a lot of fun, but those aren’t the roles that I’m playing anymore.”

DWTS Rehearsal: James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd

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