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is Dechambeau the future of golf?   Golf talk

Started Jul-8 by HAX (CVeratanictu); 2200 views.
In reply toRe: msg 26

From: Stu1961


I've bought into it hook-line-and-sinker ever since his interview back in December:  https://golf.com/news/features/bryson-dechambeau-massive-workout-routine/

Having a bad back myself … I would love to know his full core routine (assuming this 59 year old body could handle it, lol). 

I don't think he looks "roid-massive".  There's far less muscular definition than he had a year or so ago.  He looks more like a power lifter.  That combined with maintained flexibility seems like a perfect recipe for what he's trying to achieve.


From: NineMileSkid


Hold on a second.

Powerlifting Is One of the Only Sports Where Steroids Are Allowed

I’m in the middle of the warm-up area of a British powerlifting competition. The athletes around me will soon walk out onto the platform and perform their best squat, bench and deadlift in an attempt to score the biggest total score of the day. For months they’ve been timing their nutrition, training, supplements – and in some cases steroids – perfectly to have a shot at lifting more weight than they ever have before.

In this competition, athletes are divided into "flights" or sections, depending on how much they lift. But there is another divide: those who compete under the influence of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) – mainly steroids – and those who don’t.

PEDs are used to help increase performance in sport by raising strength, accelerating muscle growth, and aiding recovery. They have a range of negative side effects including reduced sperm count and shrunken testicles in men and hair growth and loss of breasts for women.

Despite being legal to take – but illegal to distribute without prescription – steroids and other PEDs are outrightly banned in most sports. Apart from powerlifting.




From: Stu1961


I guess I'm inferring/believing Bryson is in the "clean flight".  But let me re-phrase for clarification ... he doesn't look like he packed on 30 pounds of pure lean muscle ... it looks as though he just got bigger from the tons of extra calories consumed to support his strength training.

Seems to me that some have immediately jumped to the conclusion of "Steroids" - either because they never weight trained, are too old to remember just how malleable the human body can be at a young age, or lacked the discipline some have to bring about transformations (and Bryson's isn't even close to the most impressive I've seen).

I can't explain those who glom onto his statements about drinking so many protein drinks ... but then, curiously, ignore his statements about hours in the gym, every single day, for months.  I don't believe he ever said (or anyone ever did) that his strength/size gains were solely from drinking protein drinks.

  • Edited July 17, 2020 3:14 pm  by  Stu1961
Somebody threw a monkey wrench into his machine today.
In reply toRe: msg 1
Bryson looked like he was giving those two officials a little roid rage on No. 15 on Friday.
HAX (CVeratanictu)

From: HAX (CVeratanictu)



I did the 5-3-1 workout before I started seeing my kidney function take a dive, and I saw VERY quick results in both strength and fat loss and size.  I worked my hind end off.  It's possible without steroids, but to me, quick was like 18 months.


Doing what he did in a 3 month period of time...I am not going to say it's impossible, but I will say it's highly unlikely.

It is also possible that with his job, his amount of money/sponsors and his devotion to 'his job'...combined with being an elite athlete that he has done what very few cannot or will not do.

It's also possible that with his job, his amount of money/sponsors and his devotion to 'his job...combined wit being an elite athlete that he had some supplemental assistance to maximize his hard work.

I personally do not care and love to see the human body maximized and perform at top levels like that.  I wish all Pro Sports were 'no holds barred' on PEDs.


Art.. (ArtMBGolf)

From: Art.. (ArtMBGolf)


Golf has random drug testing, so that is something for him to consider.   
They may have suspended that for now.  
The Tour doesn't announce results, but when someone doesn't play for 3 or 6 months, it could be that, but they will probably say they were injured.  


From: Stu1961


Well then, to be fair, Bryson began his transformation 10 months ago - not 3.  Possible?  I think so.  Easily, even.

Coming out of college I was 240 to 245 pounds, at a little over 6' 2", playing rugby.  Within 6 months I dropped to a low of 162 and settled between 165-170 to play tennis.

Workout: 150 sit-ups and push-ups, 3 times every day, one or two gym sessions, 3 mile run each morning, and a couple of tennis matches each day (usually scheduled back-to-back, even in 90° days).   Diet didn't change much aside from dropping all dairy, and red meat (more tuna than anyone should ever have to endure).  I was totally unrecognizable to some of my best friends in college when we met up around Thanksgiving.  I think "bulking up", or just training for strength would have been a lot easier.