NFL star Micah Parsons has revealed all over his body transformation ahead of the new season.
The Dallas Cowboys outsider linebacker has been ramping up his fitness regime during his downtime.
The 23-year-old has been putting in a gruelling effort in the gym before the league starts again in September.
And Parsons has told how he is gaining weight to withstand the physical battle on the field.
He has already gone from 245lbs to 251lbs, with months still to go until the campaign starts.
He told the NFL website: “It’s hard battling 300-pound guys at 245 pounds every week.
“So, I’m just trying to put (on) five pounds of muscle. Just eating right and just living right.
“I just want to increase my explosiveness, add on weight the right way, sharpen it up, eating right.
“Just doing anything possible that I can do the right way to be the best player I can be.
“It just allows me to study. Instead of studying everything, I can just study that one guy I just need to beat on Sunday, studying how to win faster.
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“Before I was focused on a lot, focused on running backs and focused on receivers and focused on concepts.
“Now I can just focus on running [to the quarterback] and stopping the run. I’m ready to show what I can do.”
Parsons has yet to attend one of the Cowboys’ voluntary workouts as he continues to bulk up himself.
The Pro Bowler struggled with injuries last year, which had an effect on his performances.
But he is now moving into a role as full-time pass rusher rather than off-the-ball linebacker.
Parsons – who had 13.5 sacks in his second season in the NFL – added: “Those are just growing pains.
“I’m just ready to show what I can do.”