Ryan Reynolds’ Fitness Motivation: ‘I Get Depressed if I Don’t Move’

01/26/2016 at 02:59 PM ET

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It should come as no surprise that Ryan Reynolds works out – a lot.

PEOPLE’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive has arguably the best abs in Hollywood (as his wife, Blake Lively, 28, proudly showed off in a shirtless Instagram pic). But, when it comes to his fitness regime, the Deadpool star says it’s all just part of his routine.

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“I get depressed if I don’t move,” Reynolds, 39, said in the March issue of Men’s Health, on stands February 2. “So for me, that’s enough. I don’t necessarily need to have 400 pounds on my back in the squat rack and then take a picture of myself and send it out to my Twitter followers: ‘Part of the 400-pound club today.’ I like to hike and go biking, that kind of thing. Get outside, move my body, get some fresh air pumping through my lungs. That’s my idea of a workout now.”

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And, by now, the actor is referring to his fitness routine as he nears 40, like the warm up. “I never did stuff like that back in my 20s. But I’m that guy now. I’m the guy doing calisthenics. I’m doing jumping jacks and deep knee bends. I work out like a British person.”

–Michelle Ward Trainor


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