Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Celebrity Body Secrets - Ryan Reynolds
Want a hard ripped body like Ryan Reynolds? It may not be as hard as you might think. Ryan didn't always have such a lean and muscular look, in fact he admits that before Blade Trinity he had never even lifted a barbell before, and had only 5 months to go from his lean and lanky Van Wilder look to the buff and bulging physique we saw in the vampire flick with Jessica Biel. He gained 20lbs of muscle and reduced his bodyfat from 11% to 3%.
He credits his transformation to eating every 2 - 3 hours and drinking tons of water throughout the day. He ate plenty of carbs but reduced his intake at night, cutting out any after 8pm, and consumed the majority of his daily carbs post workout. Ryan admits he discovered the key to building a great body is 80% nutrition and was religious about his eating habits.
His workouts ranged from 2 - 3 hours, 6 days per week, and he cut out cardio as well as focused on heavy weights to build muscle bulk. His rep range was 8 - 12 reps per set and he worked only one muscle group per day.
Ryan only used a few supplements including whey protein, creatine, L-glutamine, CLA and a multivitamin.
Ryan's advice? "If you hate your workout, you're not going to do it".
Want to learn more about the same type of nutrition and training principles Ryan used to get buff? Check out these Healthy Boy recommended reads:
Burn The Fat
The Truth About Abs
Want to purchase the same supplements Ryan used? Check out these Healthy Boy picks on bodybuilding.com:
Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein (the brand Ryan used)
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