Josh Brolin’s Trainer Shared The Crazy Back Workout He Used To Get Jacked For ‘Deadpool 2’

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Josh Brolins Trainer Back Workout Deadpool

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In June we got a little taste of what went into turning actor Josh Brolin into the ripped cyborg Cable for Deadpool 2.

It was a little light on the details, but now Brolin’s trainer Justin Lovato has gone ahead and shared the crazy intense back workout he put the actor through to get him jacked for his roles in the Marvel universe.

“When we got that phone call saying that he booked this role and it was going to be one of the biggest roles for one of the biggest movies, we had to dive right in,” Lovato told Men’s Health. “He took it real seriously… training three hours a day.”

Taking it real seriously is an understatement.

While Lovato offers the entire workout program in comic book form, Cable Built, on his website, here are some of the exercises he did to help you get started.

(20 yards there and back, 3 times for each set)

Side Lateral Shuffle

High Skip Jump

Backpedal to Sprint

Foot Speed Drill

Defensive Shuffle


Frog Jumps/Bounds

Standing DB Hammer Curl

5 sets of 20 reps

5 sets of 20 reps

Sled Push
120 yards

Battle Rope Slams
60 hits

Treadmill Walk
30 minutes at 15 incline, 3.0 mph


5 sets of 12 to 15 reps, 2 minute rest between sets

Neutral Grip Cable Lat Pulldowns
2 sets of 12, 15, 6, 8 reps, 2 minute rest between sets

Seated Wide Grip Cable Rows
3 sets of 10 to 15 reps, 2 minute rest between sets

Shoulder Width Pronated Cable Lat Pulldowns
3 sets of 10 to 15 reps, 2 minute rest between sets

Smith Machine Pendlay Rows
5 sets of 10 to 12 reps

Treadmill Walk 30 minutes at 15 incline, 3.0 mph
30 minutes at 15 incline, 3.0 mph

Check out the entire interview and more in-depth details on the workout over at Men’s Health.

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