Golf star Bryson DeChambeau made no secret of his intentions to get “massive” this summer.
He’s done it in a couple months.
The 26-year-old, in Melbourne this week for the President’s Cup, has revealed the staggering details of his successful mission to transform from “The Mad Scientist” into “The Incredible Hulk”.
DeChambeau says he has bulked up 13.5kg since first revealing his beefy ambitions to “look like a different person” in October.
The five-time PGA Tour winner has revealed he has gained 25 pounds to tip the scales at 220 pounds.
He was 195 pounds just a few weeks ago.
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He is making no secret of his goal to reach the 230-pound mark (104kg) before the start of the 2020 PGA Tour.
His dramatic, almost instant transformation has seen him turning heads in Melbourne this week, with his Team USA teammates poking fun of his newly improved physique.
He stole the show during this week’s practice round at Royal Melbourne and regularly kept clearing the netting at the venue’s practice driving range, driving the ball over 320m.
Being able to drive the ball further was just part of the motivation behind DeChambeau’s transformation.
Having struggled with an ongoing back injury for most of 2019, DeChambeau was close to going under the knife before choosing to take a very different approach to his recovery.
He chose instead to go hard in the gym. Very hard.
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He explained recently his back issues were the result of his core muscles becoming more powerful and more battle hardened — and the rest of his body simply couldn’t keep up.
Strengthening the rest of his body in the gym is already paying off dramatically.
He says he has picked up 12 miles per hour of ball speed off the tee and another six miles per hour in clubhead speed in recent weeks, according to Golf.com.
He has spent most of the last three months in a gym in his home town of Albany. He has also had regular sessions with muscle activation technique guru Greg Roskopf in Denver where he has worked on becoming the “incredible bulk”.
“I was literally thinking I’d need surgery but I talked to Greg, he was like no, no, no, don’t do any of that, we’re going to teach your body to tolerate the force,” he said.
“Usually when ligaments get torn or bones get broken or whatever it’s because the muscles aren’t functioning properly, so that’s what I’ve been doing.
“I think now, with this knowledge and understanding, the sky is the limit. I’m going to become massive.
“You’ll start to see this week.”
The new, bulked up frame has arrived so quickly it caught officials at the President’s Cup off guard.
The report claims his chest size has increased two inches to 54 inches.
His neck size has increased one inch to 18 and a half inches.
His waist has increased three inches to 37 inches.
His USA teammates in Melbourne have reportedly been randomly touching his biceps this week — but there is no word yet on how much bigger his guns have grown.
USA teammate Xander Schauffele was blown away by DeChambeau’s transformation when seeing him in Melbourne this week.
“He’s a big dude,” Xander Schauffele said.
“I don’t even know what size he is. I think LaCoste had to customise a shirt for him. It might be a double-XL, triple-XL, I have no clue. He’s quite a specimen right now.”
Dealing with the increased mass has come easily for DeChambeau.
So has his beefed up swing.
“I’m getting comfortable with it really quickly,” he said Tuesday.
“Today was the first day where I felt like, ‘Wow, I’m OK. I’m back to where I was a year- and-a-half ago in regards to ball-striking.
“I did it today for the first time and in this wind, I had incredible control of my golf ball off the tee.”
— with AP