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Don Saladino, top fitness expert and owner of Drive Clubs, is among the nation’s most sought-after exercise authorities. Always a few steps ahead of traditional fitness trends, Saladino is in high demand as a personal trainer for professional athletes, golfers and celebrities. His client roster includes the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Billy Crudup, Morgan Hoffmann, Keegan Bradley, Ryan Gosling, Hugh Jackman, Michael J. Fox, Calvin Klein, Liev Schreiber and Maggie Grace. He serves as a brand ambassador for top tier health brands. Read More
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“I told her to listen to her body,” Saladino says. “When you feel great, get on it. When you don’t feel great, shift down a gear. And when you feel like complete crap do really minimal work,” like 10 minutes on the elliptical.
Saladino also recommends developing a passion for the critical exercises, like deadlifts and squats. "Ryan loves deadlifts, and he loves squats because he knows that's how he's going to make real gains." And that's the attitude that it takes to get ripped like Ryan Reynolds.
"When training Sebastian for Captain America: Civil War, we really did not change our approach to how we focus our training all year," Saladino told Maxim. "We focus on getting into the gym five days a week. He ate every two to three hours while consuming around one gram of protein per pound of body weight. We did include an easy to-do arm day in our regimen that looked a little something like this."