Josh Brolin’s ‘Deadpool 2’ Transformation Plan Is Becoming a Comic Book

Josh Brolin transformed his body to take on the role of Cable in Deadpool 2, and he has Justin Lovato to thank for (some, not all of) it.

Lovato’s the mastermind behind Brolin’s Cable workout plan. And judging by everything we’ve seen from Brolin’s work in the gym, Lovato knows a thing or two. So if you find yourself feeling inspired after you see Brolin’s bulging biceps in Deadpool 2 (in theaters now), we’ve got good news for you.

Lovato took to Instagram on Friday, May 18, to share a sneak peek of a 12-week training and nutrition plan he and his team—at—are launching in June.

The transformation program, Cable Built, features the actual training and nutrition plan Brolin followed to build his Marvel villain-worthy physique, but there’s a twist: It’s presented in comic-book form.


The comic book was illustrated by No One Comics, which released a preview sketch of Brolin’s Cable via Instagram on Wednesday, May 16.


Some people might assume that 12 weeks is an unrealistic timeline to build a physique to rival Cable’s. But when Brolin enlisted Lovato to get him super-jacked ahead of Deadpool 2, he only had 11 weeks to build a massive upper body for his 6’8″, 350-pound Marvel character.

Brolin started out at 210 pounds. By the end of the program, he was a shredded 181, complete with appropriately intimidating shoulders.

That said, Brolin’s transformation was no easy feat. He trained for about three hours each day, hitting cardio in the morning and training like a bodybuilder in the evenings, Lovato told our friends over at Muscle & Fitness. Clearly, his hard work paid off.


The program is slated for a June release. Until then, catch Brolin’s delts in Deadpool 2, alongside Ryan Reynolds’ shredded abs.

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