Ryan Gosling took the internet by storm after Warner Bros unveiled his first look as Ken from Barbie. Fans went gaga over the Hollywood actor’s blonde hair, tanned skin, ripped denim jacket, and hilarious Calvin-Klein-inspired underwear. In addition, you might have noticed that the pictures showed impeccably well-defined abdominals.
While many might still be wondering whether the La La Land star transformed his body for the highly anticipated film or not since he has rarely shared details about his workouts and fitness regime in interviews, but if you want to look like Ken for your Barbie, here are the exercises that will make you as chiseled as Gosling himself.
What is the secret behind the hotly carved abs of Ryan Gosling?
According to the information scrolled out by T3, Ryan Gosling has not given any specific details about his workout. But the glimpses of the shooting have revealed that he might not need any major training since we have only seen him running on a rollerblade in neon spandex.
However, his costar Simu Liu who is playing another version of Ken in the film, spill some beans about it. In his latest interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Canadian actor stated that his fellow native has a strict regime.
“Just hearing little bits and pieces about, you know, [Gosling’s] strict diet regimen, and just like how much emphasis he puts on taking care of himself and his body, I’m like, I respect it, I respect it,” remarked Liu. Therefore, Ryan Gosling might be doing his training on his own or possibly want to keep it discreet until the movie comes out.
How can you build a Ken-like physique?
You might remember when the 42-year-old actor played the role of a Thai boxer in 2013 Only God Forgives. The Oscar-nominated star intensely trained with veteran Muay Thai master Vohn Thonaphan. Taking that regime into consideration, you can try three main abdominal exercises to pop the same abs.
1. KNEE STRIKE BRIDGE
Put your back with one foot on the ground and the other in the air. Using the grounded foot, press into the floor and lift your hips, driving your airborne knee as high as you can.
2. CRUNCH AND PUNCH
Sit in a crunch position holding your hands by your chin and back off from the ground. Throw a punch in the air toward the opposite knee and keep hitting in the same position for some time.
3. ABS SCISSORS
Lie down on the floor and put your hands behind your heads. Then lift both of the lifts straight in the air, kicking one high and the other low, alternating with every rep. Also, don’t let your legs touch the ground until you are done.
Are you excited to watch Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie? The movie is set to release on July 20, 2023, until then, get your abs done.