Ryan Reynolds Preps for 'Deadpool 2' With Hardcore Ab Exercise

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Ryan Reynolds is getting in shape!

The 40-year-old actor is hitting the gym in preparation for his role as the Merc With a Mouth in Deadpool 2.

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Personal trainer Don Saladino shared a video on Instagram, showing Reynolds doing some hardcore ab exercises to get fit for his upcoming superhero role.

"@vancityreynolds performs one of his favorite ab exercises in preparation for #deadpool2," the trainer captioned the clip.

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@vancityreynolds performs one of his favorite ab exercises in preparation for #deadpool2 - Exercise "Reverse crunch with a lift" - What it works? Abdominals and core - How I use it? At the end of my workout with my abdominal training. Try 3 sets of 10-15 reps. Discontinue the lift portion when it becomes to difficult to perform. - How do I execute? Lie on the floor or a decline bench. Make sure to keep your lower back flat. Pull your legs towards your torso and then drive your legs to the ceiling. Always stay under perfect control. Try not to use any momentum. - Go to DonSaladino.com for my blog, tips, and nutrition. - You can also download my workouts @fitner_app - #suitup #superhero #ryanreynolds #training  #gymmafia #donsaladino #deadpooltraining

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Last week, Reynolds teased Deadpool fans with an image of the foul-mouthed hero relaxing in front of the X-Men mansion.

Deadpool 2
will see the return of Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller, alongside Stefan Kapičić, who played Colossus, and Brianna Hilderbrand, who was Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Josh Brolin joins the cast as villain Cable and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz will take on the role of Domino. Directed by David Leitch, the sequel to the 2016 hit superhero flick is slated to arrive in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Watch a NFSW Deadpool 2 teaser in the video below.