Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has had a packed schedule since retiring from professional football; competing on The Masked Singer, considering a pivot to wrestling with the WWE, and hosting Instagram Live workouts for fans who are stuck in lockdown and unable to go to the gym. And he just revealed he’s also been working on getting ready for his NFL comeback.
Following his retirement, Gronk lost a substantial amount of weight, and in a recent interview with CBS Sports HQ, he revealed he’s been busy bulking up while “housebound” in preparation for making his return to the game, playing alongside his old pal Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“The lowest I got to was 240,” he told Chris Hassel. “And it felt good, you know. I’ve been above 260 pounds basically my whole entire life since high school… So it felt good just to drop that weight, ease up my joints, let my body kind of free. It felt like that weight was bloated weight, too, so it felt good to get rid of it, and now it’s time to build back up on it… putting lean muscle back on my body and getting ready for the NFL season like I never have before.”
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“I’m basically 4 more protein shakes away from being at my playing weight.”
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He added that this time around, he’s been switching up his approach to building muscle and strength. “It’s a different way, a different kind of training style that I’m doing and everything,” he explained.
He went on to say that he currently weighs “about 257 pounds right now,” and hinted that he’s not been struggling to put on mass, as some have speculated. “I’m basically about four more protein shakes away from being at my playing weight,” he said, “so I’m excited about that, and I’ll definitely be at my weight when it’s time to go.”
There are no guarantees those last few shakes alone will get Gronk to his goal, but you can’t say he hasn’t got the right attitude.
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