Ryan Reynolds is in incredible shape ahead of Deadpool 2 4 years ago

Ryan Reynolds is in incredible shape ahead of Deadpool 2

Here's how Deadpool gets ripped.

He's come a long way since grabbing our attention in Two Guys and a Girl but a large part of the reason why the entire world absolutely loves Ryan Reynolds - aside from his brilliance on Twitter and skill as an actor - is that he always appears  like a really normal guy.

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This being said, there are some perks that come with being the 'Merc with a Mouth' and it appears that a personal trainer is one of them.

Granted, film fans have already seen Reynolds bulking up for his role in Blade: Trinity, but for the most part, we rarely saw excessive displays of  power, strength and athleticism in the superb Deadpool.

After all, that red suit doesn't just hide blood but the majority of Deadpool's torso.

With the sequel already filming, we've already seen the incredible lengths that Josh Brolin (Cable) is going to in order to nail the physicality of the character, but it appears that Reynolds is also amping up the workload at the gym.

 

Speaking with Men's Health, the star of Just Friends and Safe House revealed that his new physique is due to a training regime that was implemented by his personal trainer for the last eight years, Don Saladino.

"Don has programs that I can access online because when I'm shooting, my hours are so erratic. I don't want to have to meet somebody at 4 in the morning in a dark gym. I just want to go when I can go. When you plan your travels, plan your workouts as well," he says.

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If you like, you can see some of the workouts that Reynolds uses via Don's Instagram page - we've also included some drills below.

When he's bulking for a role, the star of the upcoming The Hitman's Bodyguard says that he  eats "clean, whole foods" every two or three hours but he does have one weakness, pizza.

As for Deadpool 2, if this snap of Reynolds is anything to go by, we're expecting things to get a lot more physical.

T.J. Miller promised that the Deadpool sequel is going to have more laughs than the original, but we're also expecting more action.

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Here's an example of the training drills that Reynolds would use.

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