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Ryan Reynolds Workout Plan And Diet To Get Action Star Ripped

If you look at some of the best bodies in Hollywood, action star Ryan Reynolds is easily going to rank as one of the top dogs.  I remember watching him back in his Van Wilder days when he was just another skinny guy with a pretty face, and look at him now.  By the time Blade Trinity came out Ryan Reynolds had completely transformed his body and he became one of the most ripped action stars in Hollywood.

He’s also has played a few other superheroes, Deadpool and also the Green Lantern.  In this post I’m going to break down Ryan Reynolds workout plan and diet that he used to transform his body from just an average skinny guy to adding 20 lbs. of muscle and became action star ripped.

Since Ryan Reynolds already had a naturally skinny body he had to set his workout plan for two different phases.  For the first phase he was going to have to add muscle mass and for the second phase he was going to have to lean out to get ripped.  This is a different approach from burning fat and gaining lean muscle at the same time but it will work nonetheless…but it’ll also take longer.

For the muscle building first phase Reynolds would lift much heavier weights with reps around 4-8 and would do more sets 5-6.  By doing this he definitely added a lot more muscle then he would have by trying to do both at the same time but by doing this he also wasn’t nearly as lean as he was going to be.

Ryan Reynolds workout plan for the second phase had him doing fewer sets around 3-4 but higher repetitions going for 10-15 without much rest in between sets.  While he was doing this he also started doing a lot more high intensity interval training (HIIT) which he found out would be 900% more effective at burning fat then just doing steady-state cardio for an hour.

But he also suggested customizing your own workout plan so that you would look forward to it.  “If you hate your workout, you’re not going to do it,” said Reynolds.  He would do ab exercises first because he liked it better than going right into the heavy weight lifting.  Which isn’t necessarily ideal, but I’m a big believer that everybody is different and you have to customize your own workout plan to fit your needs.

Ryan Reynolds Diet Plan For Getting Ripped

When Ryan Reynolds started off his diet plan he knew that it was going to make up most of his results so he went in with a clear action plan.  He decided he was going to eat more often, especially every 2-3 hours to burn more fat.  He did this because when you’re feeding your body all the time it doesn’t need to store fat for energy, therefore keeping you more ripped.

Ryan Reynolds also watched his carbohydrate intake like a hawk.  He’s definitely not for that “Atkins Diet” absolutely “no carb” B.S. and he would usually eat his carbs early in the morning and after he worked out.  But he wouldn’t eat any carbohydrates after 8pm.  Reynolds also would prepare his meals well in advance so he would later only have to do the least amount of work to get his meals in.

Some of the supplements that Ryan Reynolds took were creatine, L-glutamine, CLA, whey protein and a multivitamin.  If you’re looking for a quality protein to get Ryan Reynolds ripped I would check out my Prograde review. Taking the creatine really put a lot of muscle mass on his body but it won’t necessarily keep you super lean.  After you done with a cycle of creatine it’ll be a good idea to go off it for a little bit and try to lean out the muscle you just gained.  L-glutamine is a great supplement for recovery and it’ll help heal your body after an intense workout.  CLA is also great because it’ll help burn fat and build muscle while creating an optimal environment for you body to flourish.

But the true secret for Ryan Reynolds workout plan and diet was having a blueprint for success and following through with it.  What you’ve learned in this blog post is nothing revolutionary, but the harsh truth is that you can leave the master plans in most people’s hands but they’ll never do anything with it.  But if you’re different and you’re an action taker then don’t waste another minute and start getting stuff done.  In fact, if you haven’t already, you can download some free stuff I’m giving away and you’ll also get on my VIP Fat Loss Insider list.

Whoa! Where did my shirt go?

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  1. Igor

    November 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Great article Josh! That guy is looking awesome.It’s much more easier with personal trainer (:
    I’ve got one question.I’m doing 3 times a week my INSANE ABS training…Much excercises and reps.Check it out and tell me is it too much?Maybe for overtraining?
    -bicycle crunch 30reps
    -crunches 25reps
    -side crunches 30reps
    -leg raise 25reps
    -plank 30-45sec
    -side plank 30-45sec
    -leg raise over head 25reps
    -leg raise crunch 25each leg
    -arm crunch to the ribs 25each arm
    -spider walk 60-80reps
    -abs twisting with low free weight min.7-9pounds 25each side
    -body down-lift upper body to touch each legs and middle of both legs 30reps

    This is ABS training by me.I guess it’s intense.I’m doing about 6-8 excercises without rest,and then rest max 45sec and then I do again 6-8 next excercises.As you can see there is more then 400reps.I am feeling amazing when I finish my ABS training.I am doing few excercises for obliques.And I am feeling it.

    What do you think about it?And can you tell me how much excer I should choose to perform in how many sets?And what’s the best exc for obliques?

    I hope I didn’t killed you with this “COMMENT” 😉


    • Josh Schlottman

      November 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      @Igor, great job on that ab workouts my man! If I were you though I wouldn’t focus on doing this ab workout 3x’s a week, that’s a little much. I would probably do it just once and then focus on doing more total body workouts with metabolic resistance training. This way you’ll be burning more fat and building more muscle overall instead of just on your abs…and you’ll get abs faster this way too.

      I like plain ole’ side planks for the obliques!


  2. IgoR

    November 22, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I’ve forgot to add that I’m repeting few of this exc.And at the end is about 15-17 exc…


  3. alligator

    November 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Josh, you gotta get Harry Potter on this workout plan! Had Harry started this workout Lord Voldemort would have been finished in the first or second series!

    Avada Kedavra!


  4. Igor

    December 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks Josh! ;D


  5. Logan

    April 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm


    That’s a great ab workout man. I have a similar workout where there is minimum rest inbetween sets but I don’t have as many exercises as you. I do typically 3 sets of each exercise and then repeat 1 or 2 more times. I consider it intense due to the results Ive seen, (from myself). It’s good that you’re gettin such a good “post life high” from the workout but I would maybe just change one thing man. Maybe get rid of a few exercises that are not quite “up to par” with the rest of them that you’re doin, and then increase your reps of the others by 5 as comfortable. After two weeks however, take the exercises that you got rid of and then reinsert them with other ones. This way, you’re still getting the results and feeling you want, but also are not plateauing on them. That’s the greatest fall you may see from this if you don’t change it up. Only suggestions. Feel free to say “screw you logan” if you want lol. Keep it up man.


  6. logan

    April 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    ***”post LIFT high lol***


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