Who is the bodybuilder Played Role of Super-Jacked Meathead Ryan Reynolds In ‘Free Guy?


Free guy is an upcoming American action comedy movie directed by Shawn Levy and written by Matt Lieberman. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is a background character in a video game called Free City that is about to be shut down. The film also stars Jodie Comer Joe Keery Lil Rel Howery Utkarsh Ambudkar and Channing Tatum. The movie was originally set to be released on July 3 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The action-comedy movie free guy starring Ryan Reynolds and me sure you laughed from your heart like me and I am sure you now wonder about the bodybuilder who was chosen for the character Dude who played the massive jacked counterpart of Reynolds's character Guy.

The answer is Aaron Reed 

Meet the Body Behind “Free Guy”

Aaron Reed Height : 6'7" (200.5cm)

Aaron Reed Weight : 295 - 310lbs (133.8kg - 140.6kg)

Aaron Reed was born in a sportive family full of athletes, although he didn't have an easy start, as a child Aaron Reed fought leukemia.

Aaron Reed started his gym journey at age 12, Reed finds out he is stronger than other guys at his age and his love for weight lifting burns out to lead him to bodybuilding at age 19 and turns into a pro wrestler for WWE at age 29.

 Aaron Reed was released from WWE after his ACL injury and They found out that I had a strain of hepatitis that I got from blood transfusions when I was a kid. They have a cure for this strain of hepatitis, but I’ve had this for 25 years without issue and now they want to give me heavy chemo that could potentially damage my organs. I said no, I’m just going to go my own way.

That pushes me to concentrate on my health by doing everything in a natural way from lifestyle, food, and supplements.

Aaron Reed Bodybuilder Competitions:

  • 2013 Muscle Mania Universe Runner Up
  • 2012 Muscle Mania Universe Runner Up
  • 2011 NPC Europa Show of Champions, 4th
  • 2011 NPC Orlando Metropolitan Men’s Physique Overall Champion
  • 2010 NPC Florida State Super Heavy Weight Champion
  • 2011 NPC USA Championships, 10th
  • 2010 NPC Greater Gainesville Overall Champion
  • 2005 NPC Steele City Heavy Weight Champion
  • 2002 NPC Rocky Mountain Super Heavy Weight Champion
  • 2001 NPC Mr. Teen Colorado

Aaron Reed Nutrition Expert

Reed was involved in writing and nutrition coaching so he published his first book about nutrition and healthy life.

Aaron Reed Workout Routine

Monday: Two Times per Day Split


Morning workout explosive conditioning sprints 8 x 100-yard dash or stairs


  • The evening workout is Functional training:
  • Hand cleans (Real Heavy, 300lbs is my best),
  • Heavy upright rows
  • Heavy shrugs, all for 5 sets of 5 reps
  • Calves exercises, 3 sets of 10 each
  • serratus- Hangers for two sets of 10 and Russian twist 2 sets of 25
  • Afterward posing for 45 min
  • Tuesday: Chest, Abs, Calves

  • Bench Press (Pyramid) – 10, 8, 6, 4
  • Dumbbell Press (Pyramid) – 10, 8, 6, 4
  • Dumbbell Flys, 4 sets of 12 reps
  • Cable Flys, 4 sets of 12 reps
  • Push-ups, till failure
  • Dips, till failure
  • 2 calves exercises for 3 sets of 10
  • Sit-ups and leg raises for 2 sets of 15 to 25 each

Posing 45 min

Wednesday: Back, Hams, Serratus, Calves

  • Deadlifts (Heavy), 4 sets of 5-8,
  • T-bar Rows (Heavy, old school), 4 sets of 6-8,
  • DB Row (Heavy) 3 sets of 5
  • Heavy Seated Rows, 3 sets of 8-10
  • Pull-ups, 3 sets 10,
  • Lat pulldowns, 3 sets of 8-10
  • Close-grip pulldowns, 3 sets of 10
  • Standing straight arm lat pulldowns for a finisher, 2 sets of failure
  • Horizontal Calve, 3 sets of 10
  • Standing one leg calve, 3 sets of 10

Thursday: Off

1 hour of posing

Friday: Two a Day Workout

6:45 am workout: explosive conditioning, same as Monday

5:30 pm workout: Arms, Calves, Abs

  • Tri’s Press downs for warm-up 2 or three sets of 10
  • Skull crushers superset with close grip pressed for 3 sets of 10 reps then 15 reps
  • One-arm overhead cable ext 3-4 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Finish with one arm cable reverse curl or kickbacks to failure
  • Heavy standing alternating dumbbell curls, 4 sets of 5 adding weight.
  • Preacher curls 4 sets of 8, standing one arm isolation curls with an elbow on the incline bench for 2 sets of burnout
  • Donkey calf raises, 3 sets of 10
  • standing calve, 3 sets of 10
  • Sit-ups and leg raises, 2 sets of 15-25 reps

Posing afterward

Saturday: Quads, Calves

Leg extensions, 3 sets warm-up

Squat 5 – 6 sets of 8-15 reps, start light

Hack squat, 3 sets of 15

Leg press (feet low and close), 4 sets of 25

One leg squat, 2 sets of 15

Leg extensions, 3 sets 10-12

Seated calf raises, 4 sets of 10

Sunday: Shoulders, Neck, Abs, Calves

  • Seated dumbbell press, 4 sets of 8-10
  • Standing Shoulder fly, 4 sets 20
  • Bent-over fly, drop set, 3 sets
  • Rear Delt machine, drop set, 3 sets
  • Neck Machine front back, left, right for 3 sets of 10, superset with calves, 3 sets of 10
  • Sit-ups and leg raises, 3 sets of 15-25 reps

Aaron Reed's daily diet 

Aaron Reed heigh at 6’7,” and weighs over 310 lbs of jacked muscle so his daily protein intake is from 350 to 400 grams per day. And he is obsessed with meal timing according to him time is a crucial matter.

Aaron’s Top 3 Dieting Tips

  1. Eat whole foods
  2. Don’t combine sugar and fat
  3. Eat certain macronutrients at certain times

Aaron Reed is a fighter who goes through harsh times in his life,  First his leukemia illness and second after being released from WWE due to his hepatitis.

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