Steve Cook discusses finding solace in the gym and picking yourself up after life knocks you down
Steve Cook is one of the most recognizable people in the fitness space. He took a lifelong interest in working out and staying active and turned it into a successful bodybuilding career on stage and creating content online. This episode is about following your passions and finding your identity. Steve explains how he found solace in the gym after his football career stopped and his marriage ended. He says those trying times resulted in a change of direction in his life that allowed him to get to where he is today. Steve discusses charting a new path in life (2:47 ), pursuing your goals (6:56 ), getting into fitness at a young age (10:32 ), his bodybuilding career (11:57 ), how WHOOP warned him of COVID (20:27 ), recovery (22:37 ), HRV (24:44 ), the dark side of bodybuilding (33:00 ), practical vs. optimal in fitness (41:20 ), accountability (42:40 ), enjoying the journey (51:22 ).
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