Originally written February 18, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Whenever we see anyone in professional sports get bigger, we figure it had to be something that we injected from a bottle. We are so jaded by steroids and HGH, that we just roll our eyes at anyone gaining weight. But sometimes, just sometimes, there are guys doing it the old fashion way. Take Seattle Mariners prospect Nick Franklin for example. The 165 pound shortstop has to run around in the shower just to get wet. But the first-round pick in 2009 of the Mariners hasn’t showed up too much power in the minors, and the team is hoping that some added size to his frame will be the ticket. Franklin is now on a 6500 calorie a day diet, in hopes that the gain will get up to 200 pounds and his power numbers can go up in 2013. Just checkout this daily meal plan without feeling your own arteries closing up: Franklin starts each morning off with a 1,500-calorie breakfast consisting of six scrambled eggs — yolks included — and a high-caloric protein shake. By 10:30 a.m., he’ll have another 500-calorie shake and then throw in a 1,500-calorie lunch by noon. At 2 p.m., there’s another 500-calorie shake, [...]
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