Tom Brady could reportedly ‘bulk up’ for 2019 season
Tom Brady and his now famous TB12 Method focus mostly on flexibility and injury prevention, and the future Hall of Famer has openly criticized teammates in the past for placing too much emphasis on lifting weights. However, now that he is well into his 40s, might Brady feel he could benefit from a little more meat on his bones?
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Brady will not be present for the start of the Patriots’ offseason conditioning program on Monday, which was expected after he skipped it last year as well. What’s more surprising is that Rapoport notes Brady could be looking to “bulk up” while working out on his own.
The #Patriots begin offseason conditioning today, and the expectation is QB Tom Brady won’t be in attendance. That was his plan last year… which seemed to work out pretty decently. That said, when he does get back in the building, he should be a bit bigger. Brady may bulk up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2019
That can’t be right, can it?
Brady has said he wants to play until he’s at least 45, and his personal brand continues to get stronger the longer he can compete at a high level. There has been talk in the past that his training methods have created some tension within the Patriots organization, and a lot of that supposedly had to do with Brady encouraging teammates to focus on his training methods rather than more traditional ones, a lot of which involve building muscle mass. A significant “bulk up” would be a surprise for the 41-year-old, though perhaps he is planning to train a bit differently this offseason than he did last.