If there is one celebrity who is getting hotter and more good-looking with age, that is Ryan Reynolds. The “Deadpool” actor has transformed like anything over the years. Today, he is not only one of the top actors but also one of the sexiest men alive. Even actress Blake Lively can’t stop flaunting her husband’s sharp as eff biceps and triceps on Instagram. It’s no surprise that Reynolds follows a strict exercise and dietary plan to achieve that envious and yummy physique. If you wish your girl to look at you the way she looks Reynolds, then get some tips from his routine. Here are the 10 fitness secrets that Ryan Reynolds uses to stay fit.
Works Out Alone To Save Time
Do you happen to skip the gym if your buddy isn’t going? While most people aim for the couple or best friend goals by working out together, Ryan is a lone wolf. He isn’t a fan of getting carried away in the gym with buddies. Due to his packed up schedule, Ryan values time a lot and prefers working out alone. It allows him to stay focused and save time.
While most of us hit the treadmill before weights, Ryan stays away from machine-based cardio. He is inclined in outdoor-based activities such as running, swimming, marathon, hiking, biking, etc. to stay lean and fit. After all, nothing is healthier for your mind and body than running under the sun and breathing in the fresh air.
Divides His Meals
A lot of dieticians recommend breaking down one’s meal into two-three parts. Smaller portions and a higher number of meals helps in digestion and metabolism rate. Ryan follows the same advice by dividing big and heavy meals into six-eight parts.
Stretching and Resistance Training
Merely lifting weights isn’t enough and definitely not good for the body. Stretching and flexibility are crucial before and after the workout to avoid injuries and muscle pulls. Ryan ensures that his body is all loose and flexible before jumping on heavyweights. This increases the strength and resistance for lifting.
Takes Warm Ups Seriously
Just like stretching, warming up your muscles is a must. It increases your heart rate, thus raising body temperature and blood flow to your muscles. It prepares your body for work out and reduces the risk of injury or muscle soreness.
Have you seen Ryan’s ‘V’ shaped body? Well, it comes from dedicating at least 20 minutes to abs every day. Yes, while we are running out of breath after a 2-minute sit-up and crunches, Ryan makes sure to never skip his abs. Tummy fat is the most adamant fat in the body and burning them and getting abs requires consistency and long-term commitment. Focus on your core for 5 minutes every day for a month, and you will see the results yourself. Ryan’s trainer has admitted that the actor places a lot of importance on his abs every day before beginning his work out.
Deadlifts and Squats
Everyone dedicates a day to each body part such as legs day, abs day, etc. But for Reynolds, no matter which exercises or body part he chooses squats and deadlifts are included in his everyday plan. You have already seen the man’s chiseled and well-shaped calves. Ryan keeps turning his difficulty and weight level one notch higher for deadlifts.
New Exercise every day
Apart from his regular squats and abs, Ryan keeps changing his workouts to keep things interesting. This helps him focus on every body part from chest to shoulder, cores, back, etc. Doing a variety of exercises every day allows your body to respond better and more effectively. It also increases your stamina and makes you better at various skills.
Everybody needs a different workout plan based on the physique they are aiming for. While some increase the number of reps, Ryan likes to increase the amount of weight. The Deadpool actor is all about strength training and keeps setting the benchmark higher. No wonder, his wife is swooned by his visible veins and triceps.
It is no surprise that fitness enthusiasts rely on protein as it helps muscle repair, maintain, and grow. Proteins also aid in building lean muscles and make one feel full, thus leading to weight loss. Ryan also admits getting all the benefits of protein, especially during his Deadpool days by gaining lean muscle mass.