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03-08-2007, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ThirdEye View Post
Anyone can put on weight if they needed to... just eat more. Not much to do during the offseason anyway, so might as well indulge
First of all, that's simply not true. Genetics and metabolism play a huge role, and some people just burn calories faster than others.

Secondly, putting on 20 pounds of muscle in a few months can cause serious long and short term negative effects. For starters, as others have mentioned, his speed, quickness, and agility will all suffer. He'll also be a lot more susceptible to cramping problems, which would be a major catastrophe for someone like Pruchs whose energy level is such an asset.

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