“I’m going to become massive,” said Bryson DeChambeau in late 2019, before the regret had set in. He had set out on a bulking cycle that eventually saw him gain about 50 pounds in less than a year, via specialized weight training and a preposterous diet. His goal was to hit the golf ball farther. He succeeded. But there were also consequences.
Last week on the 5 Clubs podcast, DeChambeau admitted that he didn’t build his strength in the wisest possible fashion. “I ate improperly for almost a year and a half. I was starting to feel weird. My system, my gut was all messed up,” he said. “Got a nutritionist, did bloodwork, measured stuff in my gut biome, I was super-inflamed. Just recently, it’s been about two and a half months now, I’ve been using this chef. I lost 20 pounds in a month. I had such huge mood swings, during it, but all the inflammation has just left my system.”
“I’m a lot leaner now, I feel better,” he said. “I look like I’m 20 again, not 35.” So what exactly was Bryson putting into his system that caused such distress?
Ah. But what’s a relaxing day on the links without nine to 10 protein shakes?