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DeChambeau reveals plan to get ripped

Bryson DeChambeau (Supplied)
Bryson DeChambeau (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bryson DeChambeau has revealed plans to get into the gym and start building some serious muscle.

The American may not play again until the Hero World Challenge and the Presidents Cup in December, and said he will probably look very different when he makes his return.

"I'm going to come back and look like a different person," said DeChambeau. "You're going to see some pretty big changes in my body, which is going to be a good thing. Going to be hitting it a lot further.

"Bigger. Way stronger. Just stronger in general. I am going to look probably a lot bigger, but it's going to be a fun month and a half off. I have never been able to do this, and I'm going to go do things that are going to be a lot of fun."

DeChambeau isn't just going to be lifting weights in the gym like some scrub, but will make use of fitness expert Greg Roskoph and his special muscle activation techniques.

He will start the program on Monday, which will include some intense stints in Denver with Roskoph.

"We make sure the neurological threshold is just as high as the mechanical threshold," DeChambeau said.

"In layman's terms, pretty much whatever muscle potentially you have, how big and the muscle spindles you have, you can recruit every single one of them to their full potential throughout the whole range and training the whole range of motion."

The workouts will make use of specific machines and incorporate neurological fitness. The goal is to find his body's tipping points and stop just short of hurting or damaging himself in the process.

"I can literally be in massive amount of pain and we can go do a treatment on one of the patterns directly affecting the neurological pain and not have any pain and get back up off the table," DeChambeau said.

"It's not your normal PT work. I've done it. I've broken ribs before. I got a rib out of place when I was 14 and went to physical therapy for the long time. It was great but didn't feel like it ever got better until I started increasing my tolerance levels with weight and strength.

"Once I started doing that I felt like I could tolerate anything. You bring it on and I could tolerate it. So it's pretty cool what he does. It's revolutionary in the physical therapy world."

- TeamTalk

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