Want To Get Shredded Like Ryan Reynolds? Here’s His Intense Full-Body ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout

Ryan Reynolds Personal Trainer Deadpool Workout

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As we have seen in the past, Ryan Reynolds is in tremendous physical shape. And a large portion of the credit for that has to go to Reynolds’ trainer Don Saladino, who he has been working with for over eight years.

Now, thanks to a new feature for Men’s Health, we too can get ripped like Reynolds as we actually have the full-body workout plan that Saladino put the star through as he trained for Deadpool 2.

Surprisingly for those of us who’ve tried to crunch our way to superhero status, Saladino and Reynolds have nixed most of the core-heavy routines the actor leaned on in his younger action hero days.

“We’ve eliminated a lot of abdominal training,” Saladino admitted. “In the beginning, he would start every workout with a lot of abs, but he’s come to realize that a lot of his abdominal work comes down to the heavy lifting, pulling and squatting he ends up doing. All those exercises are really focusing on that abdominal wall.”

Here’s the full-body circuit Saladino put Ryan Reynolds through for Deadpool 2.


90/90 Elevated Breathing
3 minutes

Foam Rolling
10 passes

Cat Cow
30 seconds

Thoracic Rotations
10 reps each side

Hip Circle
5 reps clockwise, 5 reps counterclockwise


Perform the workout as a five round circuit. Doing one set of each exercise with limited rest completes one round.

Kettlebell Swing
5 reps

Front Squat
5 reps – 80 to 85 percent exertion

Bench Press
5 reps – 80 to 85 percent exertion

5 reps


One-Arm Suitcase Carry
25 yards, alternating arms

Double Suitcase Carry
25 yards

One-Arm Rack Carry
25 yards

One-Arm Overhead (Waiter) Carry
25 yards

Bottom-Up Carry
25 yards

Finish with five to 10 minutes on the treadmill or stationary bike at a moderate pace.

You may also recognize some of Saladino’s other famous clients in the photos below.

For all the details, including visuals and instructions for Reynolds’ workout, visit Men’s Health.

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