Jul 16, 2020Golf Fitness Coach In Awe of Bryson DeChambeau
The runaway winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, Bryson DeChambeau, has wowed golf fans with his body transformation and the additional yardage he’s picking up off the tee.
En route to his tournament win, DeChambeau blew away the competition with an average of 350 yards off the tee, nearly 10 yards further than the next closest player. He’s added an extra 20 yards off the tee by putting on approximately 30 pounds of body weight — getting the attention of golf strength and conditioning expert Jamie Greaves.
“Putting on distance as an already elite golfer who hits the ball miles… that’s tough,” Greaves said in a story with Golf Monthly. “We can’t be sure exactly how much muscle he’s put on for all the weight he’s added, and he’ll have added some fat as well, [but] his workout and diet is incredibly extreme, but the work he’s put in and the dedication he’s shown with his training, it’s very impressive.”
DeChambeau, according to the story, uses isolation training during his gym sessions. But Greaves recommends plenty of compound movements for those looking to gain some extra yardage off the tee.
“The things that correlate to clubhead speed are muscle mass, total strength, and force generation,” Greaves told Golf Monthly. “To get those three, you want to be lifting heavy stuff and increase your ability to not just lift heavy stuff, but move it fast as well.”
According to another Golf Monthly article, DeChambeau follows a protein-filled diet. For breakfast, he eats four eggs, five pieces of bacon, toast, and two protein shakes. During the day he eats a protein bar, PB&J sandwich, and at least two protein shakes on the course. After golf, he eats a protein shake, snacking during practice, steak and potatoes for dinner, and two protein shakes after dinner.
This is where Greaves pushes back with DeChambeau’s methods, telling Golf Monthly that he consumes a “ridiculous amount” of protein shakes.
“Protein shakes are a supplement. One or two a day is fine, but even at his calorie consumption you’d want to be getting the vast majority of calories from real foods,” Greaves told Golf Monthly. “Protein is very important for muscle recovery and muscle build, but it’s not a case of the more the better.”
To read the full story from Golf Monthly on Bryson DeChambeau’s body transformation, click here.