DeChambeau reveals plan to bulk up
Bryson DeChambeau will begin an intense strength-building program next week
October 06, 2019
By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM
Bryson DeChambeau's incredible birdie putt on No.12 at Shriners
LAS VEGAS – Bryson DeChambeau says he will look a lot different when we see him next on the PGA TOUR because he plans to stack on some serious muscle.
While stopping short of saying he plans to go completely Incredible Hulk on us, DeChambeau has made a conscious effort to attack the gym over the remainder of the fall and may not play again until the Hero World Challenge before heading to the Presidents Cup in December.
“I'm going to come back next year and look like a different person. You're going to see some pretty big changes in my body, which is going to be a good thing. Going to be hitting it a lot further,” DeChambeau said after finishing his title defense at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with an 8-under 63.
“Bigger. Way stronger. Just stronger in general. I am going to look probably a lot bigger, but it's going to be a fun month and a half off. I have never been able to do this, and I'm going to go do things that are going to be a lot of fun.”
And of course DeChambeau’s method to get jacked is perhaps not the way you might expect. It is not as simple as lifting weights in the five-time PGA TOUR winners world. He instead uses muscle activation techniques with Greg Roskoph, an important member of his team.
He will start his program on Monday and will include some intense stints in Denver with Roskoph as well.
“We make sure the neurological threshold is just as high as the mechanical threshold,” DeChambeau said.
“In layman's terms, pretty much whatever muscle potentially you have, how big and the muscle spindles you have, you can recruit every single one of them to their full potential throughout the whole range and training the whole range of motion.”
The workouts are done on specific machines and incorporate neurological fitness, making sure he is not hurting himself or damaging himself in the process but finding the tipping points and staying right near them.
“I can literally be in massive amount of pain and we can go do a treatment on one of the patterns directly affecting the neurological pain and not have any pain and get back up off the table,” DeChambeau explained of the physical therapy sessions he goes through.
“It's not your normal PT work. I've done it. I’ve broken ribs before. I got a rib out of place when I was 14 and went to physical therapy for the long time. It was great but didn't feel like it ever got better until I started increasing my tolerance levels with weight and strength,” he continued.
“Once I started doing that I felt like I could tolerate anything. You bring it on and I could tolerate it. So it's pretty cool what he does. It's revolutionary in the physical therapy world.”
Revolutionary and DeChambeau are almost interchangeable words these days.