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How to look like Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds

Categories: Exercise

For his latest film Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds completed intense training with his Personal Training Bobby Storm, even if he has commented it is only a fraction of what Hugh Jackman has to do for Wolverine.

Reynolds transformed his body for his role in Blade Trinity, piling on the muscle and reducing his body fat percentage, this background meant he knew the hard work he would have to put in to create the character Deadpool. He focused a lot on functional fitness, using equipment like the TRX, BOSU bands to work his core muscles. This was incorporated with kickboxing to add in the martial arts and strengthening and stretching with yoga.

To add to the strength based programme he would lift maximum weights for all sets, focusing on completing 8 reps of each exercise. To enable this growth and strength in muscle he would focus on one body part a day as part of a 6 day cycle.

As well as completing all this exercise he had to eat 5 to 6 meals a day each packed with protein and other nutrients to fuel and next training session and aid his recovery.

Try this workout below as a sample of part of the training to become Deadpool.

Ab Workout

  1. Decline bench sit ups
  2. Hanging leg lifts
  3. Woodchops

Lower Body

  1. Walking Lunges

Upper Body

  1. Flat Bench Press
  2. Incline Bench Press

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