The 18-year-old, who has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, is working hard to improve the physical aspect of his game and in these last three months, Greenwood has worked tirelessly at home to try and bulk up ahead of this week’s Premier League return.
With the combination of a reduction in cardiovascular exercise and an increase in weight training, according to The Athletic, the striker has clearly filled out judging by recent training pictures and footage.
According to the Athletic Mason Greenwood gained 3kg of muscles in the triceps, biceps and quadriceps during lockdown:muscle::white_check_mark: pic.twitter.com/fUTwTZDCzQ
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In one training clip that has recently emerged online, Greenwood can be seen knocking defender Victor Lindelof off the ball with relative ease, showcasing his new found strength to create an opportunity on goal.
Check out the footage below.
“Mason is a young boy. He’s still 18 and this lockdown period has done him all the good in the world because, at his age, they do develop and fill out.” he told the Manchester Evening News.
“Mason’s looking more and more like a man, so definitely it will help him.
“Sometimes early on you could see he was a kid. Now in training he can use his strength better and he has done really well over the three or four weeks we have been training now.
“And his quality in front of goal has always been there and now he has muscle to push defenders away.
“I am not sure it was deliberate but the fitness coaches have worked really well with him. He has got the rest and recovery period after for him what must have been an intense first full season with the first team. He is looking good.”
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