According to his trainer, Greg Roskopf, the 26-year-old DeChambeau has been consuming “up to 5-to 6,000 calories a day” to pack on the additional pounds.
Even Roskopf — who also works with the NFL team Denver Broncos — has been surprised by DeChambeau’s ability to change his body so much over such a short amount of time.
“I’ve never seen the type of changes in an athlete like the ones he’s made in this last six-month period,” Roskopf told ESPN.
“It’s a rare occasion. You’ll see these athletes gets bigger, faster and stronger. But a lineman or a linebacker can come into the NFL and in their career gain maybe 10 to 20 pounds.
While DeChambeau’s new eating regime seems beyond most mortals, it has nothing on the monster calorific intake of athletes from other sports.
DeChambeau’s weight gain paid dividends almost immediately following the coronavirus break, as he won his sixth PGA Tour title at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit in July.