Koepka Down 24 Lbs

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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3315WRX Points: 1,169Posts: 3,315 Titanium Tees
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    Very curious about this, I noticed at Honda and it seems a strange thing to do when it has a negative effect. Surely must have a good reason.
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  • nova6868nova6868 Members  4914WRX Points: 292Handicap: 2.1Posts: 4,914 Titanium Tees
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    If he really lost 24 pounds for a photo shoot that is just weird. Embarrassing. I'm surprised he would admit it. Haha
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    I mean a photoshoot like the Body Issue probably is the only thing that makes sense, guess he he wanted abs
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    For most people, the goal of building muscle vs losing fat are opposing goals from a biological perspective.  Generally speaking, if you want to lose fat, you will also lose some muscle -- and if you want to build muscle, you will also gain fat.  There are exceptions, especially if  you throw steroids into the mix, but it's true for most relatively fit people.

    If one wants to build muscle and lose fat, they generally need to do it in a two phase process -- a "cut" followed by a "bulk".  During a "cut", the goal is to lose weight, but maintain as much muscle as possible.  To do this, you need a caloric deficit and you need to work extra hard at the gym to make sure that muscle isn't lost.  During a "bulk" the idea is to build muscle while trying to minimize the amount of fat you put on.  You do this through a caloric surplus and more of a strength training focus in the gym.  Done correctly, at the end of the "bulk" phase, you would end up at the same weight you were before, but you will have more muscle and less fat.

    Even if he is posing for the ESPN Body Issue, it's possible that he timed his cut to accommodate the photo shoot, but once he starts to "bulk" again, he very well could get back to his previous weight being a lot leaner and stronger.

    Of course this is all speculation, but he has access to some of the world's best fitness and nutrition experts, so I would not be surprised if everything he's done is done with their advice/blessing.
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    It's Wednesday now, any word on what was up with BK?
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    Not exactly keeping ones priorities straight 
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    He saw how fat he looked in a thong.
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    Holy Moses wrote:


    Someone jokingly said a swimsuit calendar (ESPN The Body?), but could that really be it?


    It’s so crazy that there’s like a 99% chance it’s true.




    I actually don’t think it is crazy at all. He certainly is one of the fittest guys on tour and a multiple major winner. Why wouldn’t they ask him?




    He was in great shape before. Why would he be asked or want to lose 24 lbs for a photo shoot? Not saying that’s not what this is about, but change your already good body in the leadup to Augusta and the busy spring golf season for a photo shoot? Weird if true.



    Edit: In my earlier post I meant “naked photo shoot” for something like ESPN The Body, not a calendar.
    He was strong, but not in great shape.  Not in bad shape but he is by no means.."ripped". 
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    Holy Moses wrote:


    Someone jokingly said a swimsuit calendar (ESPN The Body?), but could that really be it?


    It’s so crazy that there’s like a 99% chance it’s true.




    I actually don’t think it is crazy at all. He certainly is one of the fittest guys on tour and a multiple major winner. Why wouldn’t they ask him?




    He was in great shape before. Why would he be asked or want to lose 24 lbs for a photo shoot? Not saying that’s not what this is about, but change your already good body in the leadup to Augusta and the busy spring golf season for a photo shoot? Weird if true.



    Edit: In my earlier post I meant “naked photo shoot
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  • dropkickeddropkicked TorontoMembers  556WRX Points: 474Posts: 556 Golden Tee
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    Dude needed to lose some of that fat..  his frame shouldn't be carrying around 220lbs.. he's more like a 185'r
    :)
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  • Cornwall1888Cornwall1888 Members  189WRX Points: 58Handicap: 9Posts: 189 Fairways
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    So he reveled it’s for an Epsn photo shoot, risky move, dumb before master having lost 12 yards off his drives 
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    So he reveled it’s for an Epsn photo shoot, risky move, dumb before master having lost 12 yards off his drives 
    Just when I was really starting to like him.  What a moron.
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    So he reveled it’s for an Epsn photo shoot, risky move, dumb before master having lost 12 yards off his drives 
    wtf? So strange.
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    Well, Brooks has been wondering why he hasn’t been getting media attention. He’s come out of his shell lately. Good for him. 
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    Guy at my club went from 250 to 180, cost him a lot of yardage, nearly 30 yards off the tee.  There's a right way and wrong way to cut weight, if the cut is costing Koepka distance, he didn't do it the right way.  
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    For some reason, it doesn't surprise me one bit. 
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    PZero said:
    So he reveled it’s for an Epsn photo shoot, risky move, dumb before master having lost 12 yards off his drives 
    wtf? So strange.
    He may be getting advice that he needs more name recognition to be a more valuable brand.  Yes, what I typed sounds and is a bit silly, but, if you imagine a non-golf PR team saying it, it sounds plausible.  That kind of advice ignores the fact that even the best golfers don't typically have the name recognition of players from the big four sports in the U.S. (and even that is weighted heavily towards football and basketball players).  Even non-sports fan have heard of Tom Brady, but, to paraphrase Roger Maris, "Who the f--k is Brooks Koepka?"

    All that said, I seriously doubt the financial juice is worth the squeeze of jeopardizing a shot at a major while in his prime.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  5981WRX Points: 1,443Handicap: 3Posts: 5,981 Titanium Tees
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    Crazy that he would try and change his body so much for a photo shoot. If he were a model, you could understand it but as a golfer, who relies on his body being able to do what he needs it to do it's madness and more than a little vain as well.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11023WRX Points: 806Posts: 11,023 Titanium Tees
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    “Koepka says the loss of weight — he’s down to 190 — means there isn’t as much weight going through the ball. With that, he said he’s about 10 to 12 yards shorter off the tee. 
    “I don’t have as much feel,” he said. “I just feel out of sorts.””

    https://www.golf.com/news/2019/03/17/brooks-koepka-intentionally-lost-24-pounds/

    I’m only seeing 6 yards of driving distance loss compared to last year. But that dropped his strokes gained significantly. Why, Brooks?
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    Maybe Spieth gave him mono. 
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    “Koepka says the loss of weight — he’s down to 190 — means there isn’t as much weight going through the ball. With that, he said he’s about 10 to 12 yards shorter off the tee. 
    “I don’t have as much feel,” he said. “I just feel out of sorts.””

    https://www.golf.com/news/2019/03/17/brooks-koepka-intentionally-lost-24-pounds/

    I’m only seeing 6 yards of driving distance loss compared to last year. But that dropped his strokes gained significantly. Why, Brooks?

    Well, he's older than 26 so he can't say he's young and stupid.  That only leaves stupid.
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members  9983WRX Points: 3,344Handicap: 8Posts: 9,983 Titanium Tees
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    25 pounds is a lot of change in a relatively short period of time. that will throw your swing off. If maintained, I would think someone as skilled as Brooks would adjust, but in a short span yeah, you will feel different. Your body will move differently, he will have to buy smaller shifts so his guns show. etc.. all nuances to adjust to.
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    He wants to fit into some of Rory's shirts so he looks more ripped.  
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    He's still big enough to play DB but at the moment playing LB is out of the question.  
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    Hawkeye77 said:
    Didn’t he pick up some weird virus on vacation? Been getting IVs pretty much every week.



    Not surprised the press didn’t notice.
    I thought I heard he caught something overseas. Maybe I'm wrong but...
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    MtlJeff said:
    Probably got his weight down to improve his 40 time at the NFL combine
    Kickers don’t run the 40 
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    i hope he gave the weight he lost to his paper thin girlfriend. she could use some meat on dem bones. 
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    gioguy21 said:
    i hope he gave the weight he lost to his paper thin girlfriend. she could use some meat on dem bones. 
    Eh, who cares. If she wants to be that skinny for Instagram pics, let her be. 

    I'm sure BK loves it. :wink:
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