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Get Totally Jacked With Ryan Reynolds 'Deadpool 2' Workout

Here's how the Merc with a Mouth maintains those muscles.
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When we saw how insanely jacked Josh Brolin got to play Cable in the forthcoming Deadpool 2, our sympathy immediately went out to franchise star Ryan Reynolds.

Not only did it seem he would he be out-swoled in his own movie, but he'd also be out-swoled by an actor nearly ten years his senior.

But we'll save our condolences. Reynolds' Hollywood trainer, Don Saladino, just teased Instagram with a shot of Reynolds' Deadpool 2 body (see above), and it makes all those lunks from Baywatch look like Chris Christie lounging on a closed New Jersey beach.

T.J. Miller promised that the Deadpool sequel is going to have more laughs than the original. He left out that it's also going to feature infinitely more abs. 

Genetics could be a factor, which is a bummer for the rest of us. In Reynolds' recent Men's Health profile, he came off remarkably chill about his diet and exercise routine. 

For one, he's not in the gym at the crack of dawn.

Reynolds has worked with trainer Don Saladino for eight years. "[Don] has programs that I can access online because when I'm shooting, my hours are so erratic.

"I don't want to have to meet somebody at 4 in the morning in a dark gym. I just want to go when I can go." When you plan your travels, plan your workouts as well.

He eats a lot, but doesn't go as far as Wolverine.

Reynolds eats "clean, whole foods" every two or three hours when he's bulking for a role. But he stops short of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine diet, which reportedly involved 6,000 calories, some of which were eaten at 2 a.m.

"Hugh Jackman has a dedication to his craft that I'm afraid I don't share. If I'm up at 2 in the morning, it's because something has gone terribly wrong."

Even if he's blasé about his routine, his "eat every two to three hours" tidbit is key to anyone looking to bulk. 

Keeping a calm attitude about it and not obsessing also seems to help Reynolds.

That said, much of his success comes from putting in the work with Saladino. From the renowned trainer's Instagram, check out some of his best fitness tricks below.

This guy is an absolute beast.