Bradley Cooper’s most daunting role is when he portrayed Chis Kyle in the film, American Sniper, and it was one of his most proud achievements. Bradley Cooper himself called up Chris Kyle before preparing for his role. His very first phone conversation with the deadliest sniper in US Military history sent a chill down his spine. “I might have to tie you up with a rope and drag you behind my truck to knock some of the pretty of you,” was what Kyle said, recollects Cooper. Shortly after, Kyle was shot and killed by a troubled young marine in Texas. The incident hit Cooper hard and he made a promise to himself that playing Chris Kyle would not be a mere movie part, but a promise to the deceased legend.
Bradley Cooper then began preparing for his role with trainer, Jason Walsh. Walsh, who is known for getting actors ready for their upcoming movies, had a challenge in hand with Cooper. The actor had to gain a whopping 35 to 40 pounds of mass and most of it had to be muscle. Alongside Coach Ben Bruno, Walsh and Cooper figured out a plan to make it work.
Cooper trained very hard and never missed his workouts, putting in extra effort and dedication. He put up Kyle’s pictures and listened to his favorite music to help him relate to him on an emotional level, too.
Biotest founder, Tim Patterson, came in next to help out Cooper, Walsh, and Bruno. He designed custom made, ready-to drink bottles of Plazma and Mag-10, which helped the actor gain strength and hypertrophy. After several months on the program, Cooper, who started at 168 pounds, ended up weighing 225 pounds with roughly the same percentage of body fat.
Bradley Cooper’s Diet and Workout
Bradley Cooper loves doing the 3-2-1 Training Method which consists of a cardio component, strength sessions, and core sessions. He combines his regular routine with bench presses, deadlifts, squats, abs workout, and military presses for a uniform upper and lower body.
Focusing on a low-carb, high-fat protein diet, Cooper’s meals generally consist of eggs, bacon, avocado omelets, whey protein drinks, lima beans with rice and garden salad, tuna, salmon, Caesar salad, and broccoli.
Irina Shayk’s Diet and Workout
A lover of cardio exercises, Irina Shayk feels it is one of the best ways to burn fat. She also does a combination of cycling, running and boxing to avoid repetition in her everyday workout routine. The first ranker in the 50 Hottest Russian Women by Complex magazine, the model works out five times a week and focuses on a healthy combination of a proper diet and workout routine for her stunning figure.
Her secret to her bikini body is boxing and Pilates. Shayk avoids heavy workouts like exercising with weights above five pounds, kettleballs, lunges, and jumps as she is not a fan of the bulked up look.
In addition to drinking plenty of water, Irina Shayk’s diet consists of whole fruits and vegetables, high-fiber bread, skimmed milk, tofu, and clear soups. She also loves citrus juices to help add radiance to her skin.
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