You can’t be big all the time!
In the world of bodybuilding, losing muscle size is a cause for concern… in fact, when Steve Cook started to look noticeably smaller, many people chimed in to comment on his loss of size recently. Now, if you’re unaware, Cook was a pretty big guy and always has been, so it’s a little strange to see him smaller than he usually carries himself. But this is not at all a bad thing.
In the old days, people probably wouldn’t think twice about such a thing, however, as we progress through the years, we’ve been conditioned to always want bigger and better.
Well, it turns out life is not always about how big you are at any given moment (Even for fitness celebrities). Cook has experienced what we like to call “life” and he can afford to let his foot off the gas pedal to get his mind and body prepared for what’s ahead.
Cook addressed the reasons for his loss of muscle mass in an Instagram post…
“To those that might think I look skinny or that I’ve lost muscle- you’re right I have. Pretty Much took the month of December off. And I feel great about it.”
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Let’s get to work. To those that might think I look skinny or that I’ve lost muscle- you’re right I have. Pretty much took the month of December off. And I feel great about it. So important to allow yourself to take time off when need be. It allows me to fall in love with training all over again. It takes a lot of hard ass work to stay in shape, especially if you’re not gonna take anything. I’m OK with the starting point. Going to be a great 2019
Cook has been busy modeling as well as running his gym, and according to his post, taking time off allows him to fall in love with training all over again. He explained how important taking time off is for yourself but he’s now back to training.
Here’s a video of Steve Cook training chest for his first day back in the gym with an explanation of his workout.
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First session back after time off. Felt great to be following the @fitnessculturetraining swole program again. Make sure to hit the ?? like button if you want to see more of these training videos. Thanks for the love Focusing on the centric part of each exercise. Three seconds on the way down and squeezing as hard as I could at the top. Chest Day. Three seconds on the eccentric part of each rep. ➡️Incline Dumbbell bench. 4 warm-up sets followed by 3 working sets. Hitting failure in 8 to 12 reps range. squeezing for a half second at the top of each rep. ➡️ incline dumbbell fly. Notice how my butt is out of the seat. Arching my back and controlling the DB. 3 sets 8-12 reps. ➡️ Close grip bench press. I like to go just about shoulder width apart. 3×8-12 reps. ➡️Decline DB Reverse key-press. keeping this slow and controlled supinating at the top and squeezing. 3×10 super set with Body weight dips. ?Also, our eight week transformation challenge is currently available to sign up for. No matter what your goal is we give you the workouts and nutrition mobility and access to our private Facebook group. We will be picking the top five winners to join us on the Fitness Culture retreat April 17th. Link in bio
It’ll be a great 2019 for Steve Cook as he’s fully recovered and hitting the gym hard like usual.
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