Watt Has Packed on 65 pounds in college

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Click HERE to view weight comparisons of college recruitment to draft weights of all of the 1st round 2011 picks. Some select "before" and "after" pics (including Watt's) are shown on the link.

    Keep in mind, Watt did it in 3 years (early NFL entry) as opposed to 4 years in most other players (including OT Solder), while only adding 1 inch to his vertical dimension.
     
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    Does this mean he won't test positive for the weight loss drug hcg? Oh wait.
     
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    I didn't want to go there. Hopefully, he is a very well trained athlete rather than an overtrained one.:)
     
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    Watt was a HS senior/college freshman in 2007. So, it was 4 years ago that he tipped the scales at 220 lbs (2008 was a transfer year). It seems like a big jump (and it is) but Watt had the frame to carry the weight. I don't see it out of the ordinary for the weight gain to be natural.

    From Watt's HS All Star Game web page

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    Von Miller looks like a WR in that early pic.
     
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    Not arguing with what you've said. Just an interesting further comparison, Solder is 3 inches taller than Watt, and his 65 weight gain is since his freshman year at Colorado in 2006 (5 years).
     
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    Meh, I'm not really reading much into it. Watt doesn't look like a 'huge' muscle guy even after the 65 pound addition. Plus he was damn scrawny back in the HS senior picture. 3 years can change a young man' body a lot at this age - as can a more vigrous and specialized training regime. 4 years to develop a frame into a NFL sized body isn't that excessive IMO.
     
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    I wish I had the frame to gain 65 pounds of muscle. If I did I'd look like super meat boy.

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    Watt's official Combine measurements are listed at 6' 5 3/8" (not 6' 6") and 290 (not 280). That being said, the only purpose I had in posting this article was to demonstrate Watt's impressive body transformation through college.
     
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    hcg is not a weight loss drug. If anything it is a weight gain in the jumblies drug.
     
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    It was an attempt at being funny/sarcastic. HCG has been used as an internet phenomenon weight loss drug which has been deemed unsafe and non-effective by the fda.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_chorionic_gonadotropin#Homeopathic_hCG_for_weight_control
     
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    Aaah, forgot about that since it wasn't the reason it was on the banned list.
     
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    Interesting article but I don't find anything unusual about the weights/players. Watt still looks like he could gain 20 more pounds but that's more due to his lanky frame than anything. Besides the obvious places, shoulders, arms and such a lot of muscle weight is gained where you wouldn't automatically think. Your legs can hold a bit of weight, your back especially, your core muscles.

    Friend A, about 2 years ago weighed 200 and he's worked hard all the way up to about 250. Looks like a damn gorilla now, couldn't catch a cold but could probably break one in half!!!

    Friend B, from about the beginning of this year has put on 30 pounds, admittedly he needs to cut up, lose some of the extra weight but he too has worked hard and put on the muscle.
     
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    That's the same picture they used in the article.
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    Looks kinda small to be a tightend in the first picture. Kind a big for a tight end in the second.

    65lbs in 3 years...... 20lbs of muscle/year.... certainly doable.
     
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    It's certainly doable without using "extra help", especially if you have a frame as naturally large as Watt's.

    On top of that, despite how impressive Watt looks, since he is a defensive lineman I can pretty much guarantee you that not all that 65 pounds is muscle. Though I'm sure that the great majority of it is.

    As an example, I have been interning with a college strength and conditioning coach for two years. Not only do I work for him but we work out together on our own time.

    I'm only 5'7" so I don't have near the frame that Watt does and I have gone from 150 to 175 in those two years.
     
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    It's definitely doable. I won't mention my own gains my 1st year cuz I cheated a little, but one of my brothers gained darn near a 100 lbs in a couple years. He earned a full ride to UTA as an Olineman. Throughout his redshirt year he ate a minimum of 6 times a day and it wasn't apples or nut bars. They stuffed him day in day out with protein, carbs and surely quite a bit of fat. He used to tell me stories of the amounts and portion sizes he had to eat and it took him a couple years to regain his love for beef.

    We've got the pictures to prove it. They were included in the photo cd during his funeral and I'm not sure who has it now. But dang, talk about a transformation, he got up to 340lbs before ripping his knee up.
     

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