How Did Bradley Cooper Gain 40 Pounds of Muscle in Only 10 Weeks?

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
Holy moly! It’s pretty astounding that Bradley Cooper had to put on 40 pounds of muscle in only 10 weeks for his role in American Sniper. What’s even more amazing, is how much was involved in getting him from his starting 185-pound frame to 225 pounds, so that he could accurately fill the role of Chris Kyle.

The challenge went beyond bulking Cooper up from 185 to 225 pounds. He had to move like he belonged in that body.

Head over to Men’s Health to read what he had to do to meet that goal, and to read Cooper’s recount of what it was like to become a heavyweight, if even for a short time.

Daniel De Guia

I'm a dad, Certified Personal Trainer, Youth Fitness Specialist, 3-time end of the world survivor, geek, writer, and gamer from Santa Rosa, California. The posts on this blog will chronicle my personal fitness journey, which I hope will motivate other fathers to take charge of their own health and fitness.

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