It's been a little while since I posted a superhero workout, so I thought I'd do one for one of Vingle's favorite Marvel characters: Deadpool. The merc with a mouth has a body that regenerates, but that means he probably has to do a lot to keep himself in peak physical condition. New muscles need a workout! Luckily, there's a great workout for Deadpool (and those of us who just wish we had his abs).
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If you want to diversify your normal routine, check out this Deadpool-themed workout! You'll get a well-rounded session, and because a few of these techniques are uncommon (reverse plank kicks and seagulls for example), you can get a more intense workout.
Early in his career, Ryan Reynolds (who is playing Deadpool in the upcoming movie) said that he was very unhealthy in his habits, but that diversifying his workout helped him achieve his fitness goals. He also begins and ends every workout with an ab circuit (you can see the technique here- it's the second image on this block).
Because we all know Deadpool listens to upbeat pop music. Blast this in your headphones the next time you lift.
In true Wade Wilson style, you should definitely treat yourself to a chimichanga! Check out this recipe for a healthier version of this favorite dish (via):
10 brown rice tortillas or whole wheat 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup shredded Mexican Blend style cheese, reduced fat Optional: 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. [Skip this step if not using brown rice tortillas] Saute brown rice tortillas until softened, using non stick cooking spray in a saute pan, set aside. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a saute pan, add ground turkey, onion, garlic, mushroom and cook until meat is browned. Stir tomato sauce into the beef and veggies, add oregano and chili powder if using. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside. Spoon about a 1/2 cup of filling down center of each tortilla. Add cheese to each. Fold in sides and roll up to enclose filling. Bake for 20-30 minutes until crispy. Top with salsa, scallions, or tomatoes.
You're officially ready to start kicking some serious butt.