Patrick Mahomes shedding ‘baby fat’ in offseason

Offseason stories about NFL players shedding weight are tropey narratives. Most times they have to do with an over-heavy lineman losing pounds in a coach’s behest or a running back getting back to salvage his or her career.
You do not hear a reigning MVP-winning quarterback with a rifle-rocket arm and athleticism talk about getting into better shape.
Patrick Mahomes is not your regular MVP. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback told Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports on shedding body fat this offseason, he is focused.
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«I have gotten more muscular and [have] less baby fat, I guess you would say,» Mahomes advised Paylor. «So that has been the big factor for me sculpting my body in the simplest way possible so I can go throughout the entire year and feel as fresh at the end as I did at the start.»
Mahomes, such as avid exercise artists throughout the summertime, tweaked his workouts to sculpt muscle while shedding the fat that was unwanted.
«For me personally, offseason-training wise, it is about trying to define [my body]… trying to be sure I am in the best shape possible, nutritionally and physically and mentally,» Mahomes said. «So the major thing for me this offseason going in was, I wanted to gain muscle mass but at precisely the same time, cut weight. Kind of a mix of both.»
Mahomes’ goal is to drop three to 5 percent body fat by the time training camp opens July 26.
«The lowest I was last year after training camp was 12 percent, and that is pretty great,» Mahomes said. «But my objective is to maintain the single digits, so I’m gonna try to have as low as possible while still being healthy and having the body to be able to take a complete season.»
After Mahomes tossed for 5,097 yards and 50 TDs to win the MVP trophy in his first full season as a starter, many analysts project the K.C. QB to return to the earth in 2019. Mahomes is currently working to ensure he remains among the glowing stars.

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