Ryan Reynolds Workout for Green Lantern

Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds became a household name with his role in the film “Blade: Trinity.” Although the movie was not exactly a box-office hit, Reynolds was able to capture the imagination of countless women with his six-pack abs. Meanwhile, men around the world were asking how Reynolds was able to develop his body. Before filming the movie, Reynolds had boasted of an impressive physique. He was gifted with the height and a lean physique. But he didn’t rest on his laurels, opting to work out and follow a diet that enabled him to trim down his body fat to 3% and add 20 more pounds to his weight. Continuing with his Hollywood career, Reynolds appeared in the hit movie “Green Lantern” the big screen adaptation of the DC Comics superhero. Reynolds stuck to his gym workout plans was able to develop his body for the movie.

Back and Chest Exercises

Reynolds’ workout focused on his back, chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and legs. He devoted four days a week for his workout routine. His first day targeted the back muscles by doing three sets of chin ups with 12 repetitions, followed by three sets of underhand lateral pulldown with 10 repetitions. Reynolds then performed four sets of six repetitions of barbell row and three sets of seated cable rows. He finishes the routine with five sets of deadlifts and three sets of bent over dumbbell raises.

The following day, Reynolds concentrated on his chest and biceps by doing incline dumbbell press. Reynolds believes in working different muscle groups by performing exercises in different angles so he also did decline barbell press, barbell curls and one arm preacher curls. Other exercises he performed to develop his chest and biceps are cable crossovers and concentration curls.

Other Interesting Exercises

On the third day of the week, Reynolds takes a break then resumes his gym workout plans the following day by doing four sets of leg extensions and five sets of barbell squats. He then continues on working the leg muscles by doing double leg press and three sets of leg lunges. Other exercises that Reynolds often performed to exercise the legs are leg curls and deadlifts.

The fifth day of Reynolds’ training was devoted to exercises focusing on his shoulders and triceps. To begin his workout, Reynolds performed four sets of dumbbell press then followed it up with four sets of bent over dumbbell raise. He then worked on his arms by doing one arm cable raises and side raises. Barbell shrugs and rope pushdowns were then performed by Reynolds. His other exercises for shoulders and triceps were skull crushers, rope pushdowns and overhead extensions.kes a break then resumes his workout the following day by doing four sets of leg extensions and five sets of barbell squats. He then continues on working the leg muscles by doing double leg press and three sets of leg lunges. Other exercises that Reynolds often performed to exercise the legs are leg curls and deadlifts.

His sixth and seventh days were devoted to rest, enabling Reynolds to recuperate his tired muscles.

Diet Plan

Reynolds also had to follow a diet plan in order to bulk up for his role in the Green Lantern. The Hollywood heartthrob is the first to admit that his time in the gym won’t be enough if he didn’t watch out his food intake. He shares that his diet plan was to eat low carbohydrate foods in three days then followed by a day of eating high carbohydrate foods. Reynolds was made to limit his carbohydrate intake to 130 grams during low carb days and take as much as 500 grams during the high carbohydrate day.

For low carb days, Reynolds would often eat foods like egg whites, chicken breast, oats, cod, salmon, tuna, broccoli and sirloin. His staple foods for high-carb days included brown rice, potatoes, salmon, tuna, chicken breast, and sirloin steak. He also took supplements for faster fat burning.

Reynolds’ workout and diet plan was effective for him as he was able to cut down body fats and bulk up for his role in the Green Lantern. Those wanting to try this workout and diet plan should allot at least 8 weeks to 12 weeks for the effects to become apparent.