Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor, businessman and film producer.
He has a good balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats. I’m a big fan of having breakfast within 60 to 90 minutes of waking up and then having something to eat every 3 to 4 hours
Trainer Bobby Strom has been training Reynolds for eight years, dating back to Blade: Trinity. “We try to make him look different in each role,” Strom says, “it’s not the same physique every time.” He likens Reynolds’ year-long preparation for The Green Lantern to a professional bodybuilder training for the Mr. Olympia competition. Strom kept the action star’s body guessing by constantly changing up his workouts every day.
According to a 2021 MensHealth.com article on his workout:
No stranger to packing on mass rapidly, Reynolds gained 11kg of muscle in three months in 2004 ahead of Blade: Trinity, working out six days a week and following a 3,200-calorie daily diet. These days, his training focuses on functionality. “It’s easy to get aesthetically fit – well, not easy, but you’re not necessarily in great shape,” Reynolds told MH back in 2016. “You look like an Olympian, but you can’t perform like one.”
Gone too are the days where Reynolds would smoke his core at the beginning of every workout. Now, each session starts with mobility. “We’re spending 10 to 15 minutes allowing the body to move and open up,” Saladino says. Aside from fighting back Father Time, years of on-screen brawls, action sequences and 15-hour days have taken their toll. “When I jump off a building and hit cement, it’s not hilarious anymore: it fuckin’ hurts,” Reynolds told MH. “So I’m dealing with a ton of nagging injuries.”
His diet is very reasonable. “He avoids junk, limits unhealthy fats, he has six small meals per day, eating every 2 to 3 hours. And he keeps carbs to post-workout and he stops eating at 8:00 pm, which can definitely work for a lot of people,” says Ilyse Schapiro R.D.
“Because he’s eating every 2 to 3 hours, that’s great for your metabolism and fueling your body,” says Schapiro. Plus, it limits overeating later on due to excessive hunger.
“He has a good balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats. I’m a big fan of having breakfast within 60 to 90 minutes of waking up and then having something to eat every 3 to 4 hours,” she says.
According to a 2021 MensHealth.com article on his diet:
Unlike most of Hollywood, Reynolds’ dinner plate is free from drastic diet rules. “I like to think I live a pretty normal life when it comes to that kind of thing,” he told MH previously. “I don’t go too extreme.” Aside from the usual muscle-building fare – prioritising protein, avoiding junk food, eating six small meals every two to three hours – Reynolds takes care to fuel his training, which means carbs are very much on the menu.
“When he did Green Lantern carbs were low and his energy was low,” says Saladino. “We introduced carbohydrates and I think that’s when his physique changed. Sweet potato is one of his favourite carbohydrates. He’d do oatmeal and protein in the morning. Brown rice and a little bit of fruit. His body became the best it has ever been when he started consuming carbs; it gave his body the energy it needed to start looking the way he wanted to start looking.”
Ryan Reynolds joked that he’s ‘mostly drinking’ while in isolation.
The Deadpool actor made the glorious revelation while discussing quarantine life with Blake Lively and their three daughters James, five, Inez, three and their eight-month-old baby.
The 43-year-old quipped that he guzzles ‘straight gin’ when he’s not busy making tissue paper dresses for the girls.
Chatting to Stephen Colbert, Ryan said: ‘We’re doing a lot of homeschooling. We’re lucky enough to have a little, tiny garden, so we’re learning a little bit about gardening. We’re trying to make this an educational experience.’
‘I like to drink gin and soda with a little lime. Except I’m lying about the soda part, it’s straight gin. I just say soda so people don’t worry about me.’