11. Ryan Reynolds
What He Did: The former Two Guys, a Girl And a Pizza Place goofball gained 25 pounds of muscle while cutting his body fat to eight percent.
Why He Did It: Reynolds played the vampire hunting Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004). Reynolds also totally transformed his body for Deadpool and Deadpool 2.
What He Ate: Eating meals every three hours, Reynolds consumed up to 3,200 calories per day, ending his carb intake at 8 p.m.
His Workout: Reynolds’ workouts clocked in at three hours, six days per week. He performed 500–1,000 situps followed by lifting in the rep range of 8–12. Here’s the workout Reynolds did for Deadpool 2.
Plus: Reynolds supplemented with creatine and L-glutamine to support muscle growth. He also took conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and a multivitamin.
Reynolds says: “The whole reason I had to get in shape like that [was] if [his character] was just a wise-cracking guy, I think I would want to kill him. I’d want him to look like he could actually handle himself.”
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