In a dedicated effort to enhance his on-field performance, Chargers‘ pass-rusher Joey Bosa has embarked on a journey to gain weight this offseason.
The Pro-Bowl linebacker recently revealed that he is consuming an astonishing 4,500 to 5,000 calories per day in pursuit of bulking up and becoming a more formidable force against opposing offensive linemen.
Despite having made a name for himself as a dynamic and powerful player, Bosa has recognized the potential benefits of increasing his size and strength.
His decision to embrace a significantly higher caloric intake aims to make him a more immovable presence on the field, enabling him to overpower offensive linemen and disrupt plays with even greater efficiency.
Bosa’s weight has seen fluctuations since his entry into the NFL. Initially weighing in at 269 pounds during the 2016 Scouting Combine, he conceded that he had deliberately shed pounds during his professional career to enhance his speed and agility.
However, after a season played at around 250 pounds, he has now embarked on the path to regain that lost weight while maintaining his exceptional athleticism.
The process of consuming such a substantial quantity of food on a daily basis, while imperative for his goals, has proven to be a challenge.
Bosa candidly admitted that the act of eating has become more of a chore than a pleasure, emphasizing that it is now an integral part of his job as a professional athlete striving to reach peak performance.
“Eating isn’t really enjoyable these days,” Bosa said, via ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry “It’s more so just part of the job.”
Speaking about his modified offseason training regimen, Bosa highlighted that he has continued to adhere to his established workout routine.
The significant change, however, has been his conscientious effort to incorporate a significantly larger quantity of food into his daily routine.
Bosa emphasized that the key to gaining weight lies not just in consistent exercise, but in consistently consuming a surplus of calories – a process that isn’t always enjoyable.