You might have heard about Steve Cook before, and you may know that he is really successful when it comes to bodybuilding. In case you would like to achieve similar results, here are some tips on how to do it.
According to him you shouldn’t stick to just one kind of training. Even more, he is constantly changing his exercises. This way there is more pressure on the muscles to grow. When he isn’t competing, he is working on growing more muscle mass. There are a lot of different programs that he tried during all these years.
As an example for a workout routine, on the first day one could be starting with leg extensions, leg press, hack squat, seated hamstring curl, stiff-legged deadlift, calf press on leg press, and also seated calf raise. You should perform 10-12 reps of all the exercises, and more sets, but make sure that you have a minute to rest between the sets.
On the second day you could continue with decline bench press, incline dumbbell press, flat bench dumbbell flyes, dumbbell concentration curl, hammer curl, standing barbell curls, knee ups, crunches, cable crunch and decline reverse crunch. Just as in the previous case, you should have 10-12 reps in each set, performing several sets. Naturally you have to make sure that you have a proper warm-up before you start working out.
The meals that the pros suggest might seem a bit weird at first, but these come with all the needed nutrients for your purposes. As an example for a meal you should have eight egg whites, one serving of veggies, two whole eggs, and 60-80 g oats. For another meal think about 7 oz. of lean protein, like white fish, turkey, chicken or lean steak and also 70 g or carbs, meaning sweet potato, brown rice or Ezekiel bread.
You could have a shake after you have been working out that consists of 40 g of protein, 50-100 g or carb like Maltodextrin or Waxy Maize Starch. An hour after you have your shake, you can have a real meal made of 7 oz. of lean meat, 70-90 g of complex carbs, such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or sweet potato and a serving of veggies.
At some point you could also add some healthy fats, such as almond or almond butter, olive oil or avocado and you can also have protein bars.
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