Ryan Reynolds workout and diet for Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds workout and diet for Green Lantern.

Ryan Reynolds will be playing the star role in the upcoming Action flick, The Green Lantern

DIET:

 

 

I ate something pretty much every 2-3 hours, never “stuffing” myself, but never letting myself get hungry. Tons of water throughout the day… BREAKFAST: 1/2 cup egg whites and 2 eggs. Oatmeal – no sugar, a *protein bar 2-3 hours later. (the best oatmeal is this stuff called McCann’s Steel Cut Oatmeal. It takes about a half hour to cook, but you just make enough to last a couple weeks. add apple sauce and cinnamon to improve the taste.)
LUNCH:

 

chicken and veggies/brown rice. a *protein bar 2-3 hours later.
DINNER:

 

fish or chicken with salad and vegetables. balsamic vinegar for dressing. couple more ** Optimum Whey Protein Shakes throughout the night and right before bed.
TYPICAL DIET:

Breakfast:

 

2 eggs, some “good” fat like a spoon of almond butter or slice of avocado, and 1 cup of oatmeal with applesauce
Midmorning snack:

 

protein bar
Lunch:

 

albacore tuna wrap or chicken and salad
Mid-afternoon snack:

 

protein shake (whey and water), protein bar, or apple and almonds
Dinner:

 

broiled fish or chicken, brown rice, vegetables, and salad
Evening Snack: protein shake

 

Ryan Reynolds Workout
Ryan is working out 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week and using a body-part split like he’s done before. He’s doing a multitude of exercises including some of the bigger lifts to put on mass.

Day 1: Legs
Day 2: Shoulders
Day 3: Chest
Day 4: Back
Day 5: Legs
Day 6: Shoulders
Day 7: Rest

BANG Showbiz
Date: Thursday Jun. 9, 2011 4:57 PM ET

Blake Lively “sabotaged” Ryan Reynolds’ workout regime with baked goods.

The pair star together in the superhero movie ‘The Green Lantern.’ While Reynolds battled to get in shape for his costume, Lively made him calorific treats so she would look better than him on screen.

“It was just a way to sabotage Ryan. He was working out as much as he was, and I’m the girl. I’m supposed to look better,” Lively said.

However Reynolds, who admitted baked goods are his weakness, was happy to scoff Lively’s food.

“[For] most actors, it’s coke and guns. For me, it’s baked goods,” Lively said.

Lively, who cites Martha Stewart and British chef Nigella Lawson as her “idols,” had previously spoken of her baking obsession and said she would love to own her own bakery one day.

She explained: “Martha Stewart’s my idol. I like Nigella Lawson too. And of course, Paula Deen – butter, butter, butter! The only time I really go on the internet is for recipes.

“I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant – because my family’s from Georgia – and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine.

“I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it’s the best way to get to know a culture.”

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Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian television and film actor. He came to prominence in the television sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001), before establishing a career as a Hollywood motion picture actor, starring in both comedic and dramatic roles.

Ryan Reynolds Workout and Diet

The question has come up a lot, so I’m gonna give you the detailed version. The first time I lifted a barbell for BLADE was the end of July, 2003. I had to be ready to go by mid December, however when we shot the scenes in question it was January, 2004, so, basically, 5 months.

DIET: I ate something pretty much every 2-3 hours, never “stuffing” myself, but never letting myself get hungry. Tons of water throughout the day… BREAKFAST: 1/2 cup egg whites and 2 eggs. Oatmeal – no sugar, a *protein bar 2-3 hours later. (the best oatmeal is this stuff called McCann’s Steel Cut Oatmeal. It takes about a half hour to cook, but you just make enough to last a couple weeks. add apple sauce and cinnamon to improve the taste.

LUNCH: chicken and veggies/brown rice. a *protein bar 2-3 hours later.

DINNER: fish or chicken with salad and vegetables. balsamic vinegar for dressing. couple more ** Optimum Whey Protein Shakes throughout the night and right before bed.

TYPICAL DIET:

Breakfast: 2 eggs, some “good” fat like a spoon of almond butter or slice of avocado, and 1 cup of oatmeal with applesauce

Midmorning snack: protein bar

Lunch: albacore tuna wrap or chicken and salad

Mid-afternoon snack: protein shake (whey and water), protein bar, or apple and almonds

Dinner: broiled fish or chicken, brown rice, vegetables, and salad

Evening Snack: protein shake

While eating a protein/carb mix every 2 hours all day, I’d wind up having about 8 – 10 “tiny” meals instead of 3 big meals over the course of a day. No carbs at night, but plenty during the day. This kind of diet kept my blood sugar even and gave me the requisite energy needed for the physicality of the role…

“Never do any of that carb-starve crap,” Reynolds says. Instead, watch the clock. He ate most of his carbohydrates post-workout, and none after 8 p.m

My trainer (and Jessica Biel’s) was a guy named Darren Chapman. He’s one of the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever met. A member of the UK’s Olympic bobsled team, he’s as adept at the nutritional training as he is the physical training. Also, a great guy that doesn’t mind me calling him every swear word ever heard in any language. He showed me how important the process of visualization is. Visualizing the transformation I had to make, I believe was key to making it happen. With this information, I began training as though preparing for the olympics…

Workouts were about 2-3 hours. Generally starting off with around 500 – 1000 sit-ups. Then heavy weights for bulk. I’m a pretty scrawny guy so we cut cardio entirely and just focused on bulking up. Weight training involved a variety of exercises too numerous to mention at reps of about 8-12, for 6 days a week. After the first week I was longing for the sweet release of death, but soon enough got really into it.

I’d work one body part per day, as in: chest day, back day, shoulder day, leg day, with arms mixed in. Don’t know what I was benching. I remember it wasn’t anything to brag about.

“If you hate your workout, you’re not going to do it,” explains Reynolds. Customize your fitness plan to meet your needs. He found it “meditative” to do ab exercises first instead of last.

ABS – Lower abs are the hardest muscle to develop. Most males store their fat in the lower abdomen. The trainer had me using one of those exercise balls between my legs, lifting up and down, using my arms to anchor myself. I’d also put a 15 pound dumb-bell between my feet, and do leg raises while lying on the ground, also, any library will have an exercise book filled with illustrations of ab workouts.

Check out lots of great ab exercises here.

SUPPLEMENTS: I gained a lot more muscle mass when I went on creatine,” says Reynolds. He also took L-glutamine, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), whey, and a multivitamin.

The main thing I learned about this whole process is how important food is. Transforming your body quickly is a genetic ability, but can also be traumatic. Eating properly is 80% of the equation. Most people think it’s the other way around…

I learned that 80% of building muscle is diet. We got the food down to a science, making sure I was getting enough calories to gain mass, but not fat. A lot of oatmeal, eggs, protein bars for snacks, chicken, fish or steak for dinner. I ate a lot of small meals all day long. Lots of protein, but plenty of carbs, too. I really don’t believe in that no-carb stuff. It’s probably not good for you–and it makes you pretty cranky.

When asked on whether he’s maintained his physique, “No way! It was nice to be able to take a break. But just as I’d gotten used to being lazy again and sitting on my ass all day, we had to re-shoot some scenes, so they sent me back into the gym. I’m glad, though, because I ended up finding this nice gray area, where I still work out four or five times a week and enjoy it, but it’s not to that extreme level.”

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