Bryson Dechambeau’s body transformation over the past 18 months or so has been extremely well documented. The 27-year-old was very public with his attempt to turn into a human tank while searching for more swing and ball speed to become one of the longest hitters in professional golf.
Dechambeau first said he was going to transform his body in October of 2019 and he’s certainly accomplished that goal. At this point, he’s almost unrecognizable compared to what he looked like in the Fall of 2019 before he set out on his journey. He was listed at 195 pounds in September of 2019, but the 2020 U.S. Open champ has since surpassed the 235-pound mark. During the 2020 season, he even said that reaching 270 pounds wasn’t outside the realm of possibility.
The two key pieces of his mass-gain have been his unique Muscle Activation Technique exercises and his diet, which consists of six-plus protein shakes throughout the day.
DeChambeau appears to have reached his limit when it comes to the protein shakes, however. During a press conference ahead of the Saudi International, he explained that he’s done looking “pudgy” so he’s cut back on the protein shakes.
After putting on an absurd amount of weight and muscle, DeChambeau is now looking to get a bit leaner.
Q. Are you still on seven milkshakes a day?
BRYSON: I've cut down a little bit. I'm trying to lean out and retain strength. I'm trying to look better than look a little pudgy. I don't want to look that way anymore.
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— Joel Beall (@JoelMBeall) February 3, 2021
It sounds like the mad scientist’s experiment of becoming the thickest and strongest golfer to ever swing a golf club has come to a close, but a new experiment has just begun.
I don’t think we’ll be seeing Bryson circa 2016 ever again, but maybe we’ll see a ridiculously strong and cut mix of the new-look and old-look DeChambeau down the road.