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Ah to be young again..... Bulk up , hit the ball a mile and eat about anything you want....... Just happy I get to play from the senior tee box now and watch my carbs 😃 a little . 

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I watched Bryson play a few holes yesterady and my God, what did he do to himself?  I know he's not but he looks fat!  Hey, Bryson, all the muscle in the world doesnt mean a thing if you cant hit a fairway, cant hit a green and decel on your bunker shots.


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48 minutes ago, ZenGolfer said:

I watched Bryson play a few holes yesterady and my God, what did he do to himself?  I know he's not but he looks fat!  Hey, Bryson, all the muscle in the world doesnt mean a thing if you cant hit a fairway, cant hit a green and decel on your bunker shots.

He stated he wanted to be the longest driver on tour and he is accomplishing that. Colonial is a course where he can’t unleash the driver like he wants. 
 

Being 4 shots off the lead in the first tournament back isn’t too bad. The commentators noted on Friday that even with his new approach he has been able to maintain his ability to hit wedge shots.

Its hard to put 4 low rounds together each week so one round of even par yesterday.

im not a Bryson fan and some fo the stuff he has said when he started this bulking journey made no sense things seem to be working 

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On 6/12/2020 at 6:17 PM, StrawberryShortCake said:

I think he looks just "FAT" The only way he put on muscle that fast is with enhancement drugs. I'm not sure how often the PGA drug test but I would bet money he is tested after his next win. Look at Rory the dude can pound drives and he weights what? 165lbs soaking wet? Rory has overall fitness, Dechambeau just has mass and I would think his flexibility has suffered. 

Don't make him hangry. You wouldn't like him when hes...hangry.

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1 hour ago, ZenGolfer said:

I watched Bryson play a few holes yesterady and my God, what did he do to himself?  I know he's not but he looks fat!  Hey, Bryson, all the muscle in the world doesnt mean a thing if you cant hit a fairway, cant hit a green and decel on your bunker shots.

He is leading the field this week in SG: OTT. He is third in SG:T2G. He is 3 shots back heading into the final round at a course that doesn’t favor long hitters with a field that is almost as strong as majors. I think he is doing ok. 

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22 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

He is leading the field this week in SG: OTT. He is third in SG:T2G. He is 3 shots back heading into the final round at a course that doesn’t favor long hitters with a field that is almost as strong as majors. I think he is doing ok. 

From what little I watched yesterday he missed a lot of birdie chances and that has nothing to do with his bulking. 

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1 hour ago, THEZIPR23 said:

He is leading the field this week in SG: OTT. He is third in SG:T2G. He is 3 shots back heading into the final round at a course that doesn’t favor long hitters with a field that is almost as strong as majors. I think he is doing ok. 

 

1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

From what little I watched yesterday he missed a lot of birdie chances and that has nothing to do with his bulking. 

Unless his pecs get SO big that he can't bring his arms together to putt lol. Yeah, seemed like he was giving up strokes on & around the green yesterday, but isn't the point in any tournament to be within 2 or 3 strokes going into Sunday? Certainly a small sample size, but I haven't seen remotely enough to say it's not working.

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I'll be interested to see how he does in the majors when he actually does face the best players in the world.  All that power is great but he's going to have to learn how to hit fairways and greens and to control that power.

Youd think that after seeing what bulking up did to Tiger, Rory and Brooks that players would finally learn that if they want to have a long career and avoid injury, bulking up isnt what you want to do.

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9 hours ago, THEZIPR23 said:

He is leading the field this week in SG: OTT. He is third in SG:T2G. He is 3 shots back heading into the final round at a course that doesn’t favor long hitters with a field that is almost as strong as majors. I think he is doing ok. 

Id agree that he's doing OK but talk to me when he wins a major.

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16 hours ago, ZenGolfer said:

I'll be interested to see how he does in the majors when he actually does face the best players in the world.  All that power is great but he's going to have to learn how to hit fairways and greens and to control that power.

Youd think that after seeing what bulking up did to Tiger, Rory and Brooks that players would finally learn that if they want to have a long career and avoid injury, bulking up isnt what you want to do.

I think Tiger's injuries have less to do with bulking up than it does specifically with how he went about it - and he himself has admitted as much (at least in part).

Rory put on muscle because he was already suffering from back pain and needed to increase strength to stabilize and support what he was already doing with his body.

Did Brooks bulk? Pretty sure he's about the same build as he was when he came on tour a handful of years ago - not sure what he looked like when he was playing on The Challenge Tour.

I'd also add that with the exception of Brooks (I don't know when he started in golf), these guys have been swinging golf clubs since before they were fully potty-trained. I think it's fair to say they've already had long careers.

While I do believe there are limits to the amount of bulking that is beneficial (and Bryson is near that limit IMO) and that it is completely player dependent based on their frame and individual needs, fitness is prevalent in golf today because of the success that Tiger and other players since have had.

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I'll be most interested in seeing how he handles the extra weight after a couple of tournaments in a row... as someone who carried around too much weight I know that I would breakdown getting later into rounds

 

He's a joke to me... telling everyone that he was working out 3 times a day and drinking 5 protein shakes... 


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17 hours ago, ZenGolfer said:

Id agree that he's doing OK but talk to me when he wins a major.

So now he has to win a major??

 

17 hours ago, ZenGolfer said:

I'll be interested to see how he does in the majors when he actually does face the best players in the world.  All that power is great but he's going to have to learn how to hit fairways and greens and to control that power.

Youd think that after seeing what bulking up did to Tiger, Rory and Brooks that players would finally learn that if they want to have a long career and avoid injury, bulking up isnt what you want to do.

You might want to pay attention to what's happening not only on the Tour but golf in general. Strength and "bulking up" is becoming normal and will only increase in the future. 

And if there were 3 guys who I would be ok with mimicking my game after I would chose the 3 you stated and laugh at you all the way to the bank and golf hall of fame. 

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14 minutes ago, Jwhite86 said:

I'll be most interested in seeing how he handles the extra weight after a couple of tournaments in a row... as someone who carried around too much weight I know that I would breakdown getting later into rounds

 

He's a joke to me... telling everyone that he was working out 3 times a day and drinking 5 protein shakes... 

What’s hard to believe about working out 3x a day. It’s not that hard to do when your a professional athlete and your job revolves around a sport and training for it not to mention he said he didnt play any 18 hole rounds coming into this week. Not to mention his outside responsibilities are also minimal especially during the quarantine. He wasn’t having to do sponsor events and shoots. He probably ha people handling his work around the house. So it’s easy to get up early do a workout for an hour or so, work on your game, get in another training session in the afternoon working on a different aspect of lifting...compound lifts in the morning with volume work in the afternoon and some form of mobility or explosive training in the evening or any variation of those during the day.

5 protein shakes a day isn’t hard to do and is an easy way to get 1) protein intake in 2) consume calories. A protein shake after every workout is 3 easy ways, drink one in between as a snack.

Do I think he actually lifted weights especially heavy every day? No because that would beat him or anyone up over a few months. Do I think he exercised in some manner 3x/day? For sure.


As much as he’s into the science behind it and he really dived into with Chris Cuomo on one of his swing expedition shows I’m sure he knows what his body can handle weight wise so that he isn’t carrying too much

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29 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

What’s hard to believe about working out 3x a day. It’s not that hard to do when your a professional athlete and your job revolves around a sport and training for it not to mention he said he didnt play any 18 hole rounds coming into this week. Not to mention his outside responsibilities are also minimal especially during the quarantine. He wasn’t having to do sponsor events and shoots. He probably ha people handling his work around the house. So it’s easy to get up early do a workout for an hour or so, work on your game, get in another training session in the afternoon working on a different aspect of lifting...compound lifts in the morning with volume work in the afternoon and some form of mobility or explosive training in the evening or any variation of those during the day.

5 protein shakes a day isn’t hard to do and is an easy way to get 1) protein intake in 2) consume calories. A protein shake after every workout is 3 easy ways, drink one in between as a snack.

Do I think he actually lifted weights especially heavy every day? No because that would beat him or anyone up over a few months. Do I think he exercised in some manner 3x/day? For sure.


As much as he’s into the science behind it and he really dived into with Chris Cuomo on one of his swing expedition shows I’m sure he knows what his body can handle weight wise so that he isn’t carrying too much

First it seems like overkill... Get a solid workout in and call it a day... it's the fact that he's telling everyone and their mom that he's working out 3 times a day and drinking the shakes... you can do it, just shut up about it... Most guys get 1 really good workout in and that's all you need... 3 times seems excessive... although that seems to be his personality and that's what I don't like about him.

If it works for him in the long run, good for him 


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If I question anything about what Bryson is doing, it's longevity - not in his game, but actually how long can he keep up with the workouts and food intake. 


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The online ranting on Bryson (predominantly Twitter) is rather amusing. He got big, so now he can't chip and putt? You mean the part of the game that requires the least physical ability... Hmm OK.

"He missed a bunch of birdie putts, needs to hit fairways, etc." Being stronger makes your body more resistant to injury and the forces of the golf swing. What if he approached this whole PGA season like a body builder - bulked up to 230 knowing he will be down to 215-220 by season's end when he isn't working out 3X a day. There is literature out there showing most of these guys lose swing speed over the year from fatigue and reduced training.

So you're saying he played bad and finished T3 1 shot out of a playoff... Sounds like he will crush if the putter gets hot and be in contention most weeks especially on courses that favor bombers... I can see hating his perceived attitude, choice of hat,  or pace of play issues, but his approach to trying anything new to improve is something most people would benefit from. Especially that if you do some strength/speed work you can gain 20-30 yards of distance with minimal improvement to your "golf" skills. 

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12 minutes ago, BMart519 said:

The online ranting on Bryson (predominantly Twitter) is rather amusing. He got big, so now he can't chip and putt? You mean the part of the game that requires the least physical ability... Hmm OK.

"He missed a bunch of birdie putts, needs to hit fairways, etc." Being stronger makes your body more resistant to injury and the forces of the golf swing. What if he approached this whole PGA season like a body builder - bulked up to 230 knowing he will be down to 215-220 by season's end when he isn't working out 3X a day. There is literature out there showing most of these guys lose swing speed over the year from fatigue and reduced training.

So you're saying he played bad and finished T3 1 shot out of a playoff... Sounds like he will crush if the putter gets hot and be in contention most weeks especially on courses that favor bombers... I can see hating his perceived attitude, choice of hat,  or pace of play issues, but his approach to trying anything new to improve is something most people would benefit from. Especially that if you do some strength/speed work you can gain 20-30 yards of distance with minimal improvement to your "golf" skills. 

Watching him on the first day, I was actually quite impressed with his iron and wedge game. It doesn't seem like he's really lost his touch. What was the expectation? That he'd come out and win every tournament he enters? First impressions suggest that what Bryson is doing works - at least for him. I can't wait to see what he does on a longer course and I am not a Bryson fan. Gotta admit that this transformation makes him an entertaining watch though.

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43 minutes ago, Jwhite86 said:

First it seems like overkill... Get a solid workout in and call it a day... it's the fact that he's telling everyone and their mom that he's working out 3 times a day and drinking the shakes... you can do it, just shut up about it... Most guys get 1 really good workout in and that's all you need... 3 times seems excessive... although that seems to be his personality and that's what I don't like about him.

If it works for him in the long run, good for him 

How does 3x seem excessive? Curious what your training and or training background is. 

 I broke down for you how he could be breaking down his workouts. There are athletes of all kind from various sports that workout 2x a day and there are normal every day people that do it as well because they don’t have time to be in the gym for more than a short period of time and will lift in the morning to get a portion of their workout done and and then lift in the evening to get the rest done.  
 

Hes using a trainer so I’m pretty sure if he’s working out 3x a day it’s being done for a reason and with a plan and not just so he can say he’s doing it.
 


 

 

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He was asked about it and he answered. He's not going around just randomly telling everyone.

First it seems like overkill... Get a solid workout in and call it a day... it's the fact that he's telling everyone and their mom that he's working out 3 times a day and drinking the shakes... you can do it, just shut up about it... Most guys get 1 really good workout in and that's all you need... 3 times seems excessive... although that seems to be his personality and that's what I don't like about him.
If it works for him in the long run, good for him 


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