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Eli Apple’s offseason: More weights, less food

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Giants cornerback Eli Apple is bigger, stronger and faster than he was when he was drafted last year, thanks to the right offseason habits.

Apple told reporters he ate less and worked out more, and the result is he now weighs 204 pounds, five more than he weighed at last year’s Scouting Combine, but is faster because he shed fat while gaining muscle. Apple said he knows he’s faster because the tracking device he wore this week at Organized Team Activities registered him at a higher speed than he ever reached on the field in 2016.

“I’ll be able to move faster and quicker. I’m already faster and just being stronger, being able to tackle more. Just bigger running backs and stuff and being able to press bigger receivers,” Apple said.

Apple said he put junk food to the side when he trained in Arizona, and then he returned to New Jersey, where he eats his mom’s cooking, and asked her not to feed him so much fried chicken. That did the trick, and he expects to be better in 2017 than he was in 2016.

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15 Responses to “Eli Apple’s offseason: More weights, less food”
  1. extrastoutdefense says: Jun 3, 2017 10:05 AM

    Eli Apple’s biggest problems last year were mental. If he can get that part of the game down, he could be a great CB.

  2. breadmeatcheese says: Jun 3, 2017 10:15 AM

    this is about the time his parents also release a statement regarding his life.

  3. xlivsaints says: Jun 3, 2017 11:02 AM

    Overrated. Time to stop hearing aboot this irrelevant mama’s boy.

  4. blueballzny says: Jun 3, 2017 11:11 AM

    Kid made some rookie mistakes last year, but you saw the talent he has. There were some games were he looked like a future lockdown corner. Just needs to be more consistent

  5. mrkbuilders says: Jun 3, 2017 11:46 AM

    People like to pick on this kid’s mom, but if my son was 20 and heading for the pros, I’d be doing what I could to keep him focused, humbled and grounded.

    Wearing 100k worth of “bling”, buying Bugatti’s with their rookie contract, literally throwing money at Vegas strip clubs….this line of thinking leads to many of these guys being broke or bankrupt after their careers are over; which by the way only lasts 3 years on average.

  6. streetyson says: Jun 3, 2017 11:49 AM

    I’d like to know how he put on weight by eating less. And it’s even more impossible if he did so by working out more. Because though fat can retain more water than muscle tissue, muscle requires notably more calories to sustain it, plus the extra working out would raise his overall metabolic rate. He needs to pay more attention to the team nutritionist.

  7. jag1959 says: Jun 3, 2017 11:59 AM

    xlivsaints says:
    Jun 3, 2017 11:02 AM
    Overrated. Time to stop hearing aboot this irrelevant mama’s boy.
    =====================

    Adding some speed and strength is never a bad thing, not that a Saints fan has seen enough of that on D to put any value on it.

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    Its just as much about what you eat. So much American food is sky high in fat content. Find foods that are high protein low fat its much easier both to put on muscle mass and lose weight that is fat tissue.

    Its very easy with the foods here to eat 200-250 grams of fat a day and thats why there are so many obese people in the US.

  9. mindelm42 says: Jun 3, 2017 1:59 PM

    No mom’s fried chicken…that’s a classic…and remember what they said about Eli last year at the combine: HE CAN’T COOK!

  10. jsrdc says: Jun 3, 2017 2:15 PM

    @ harrisonhits2 says:

    “Its just as much about what you eat. So much American food is sky high in fat content. Find foods that are high protein low fat its much easier both to put on muscle mass and lose weight that is fat tissue. Its very easy with the foods here to eat 200-250 grams of fat a day and thats why there are so many obese people in the US.”

    Carbs are the real culprit in weight gain, as well as a toxic diet in general. The American Diet includes a lot of unhealthy fats and high simple carb levels, BOTH of which are problematic. Blaming fat as the cause of obesity is incorrect. The Atkins diet is high fat and protein, yet those who follow it lose large amounts of weight by cutting out the weight-increasing carbs. Your comments are not correct, and you you really need to do your research.

  11. datageek94 says: Jun 3, 2017 2:41 PM

    Remember Al Michaels breaking out in laughter after he made the call that the tackle was made by Adams & Apple?

  12. goldtooth80 says: Jun 4, 2017 1:27 AM

    The polar opposite of the Eddie Lacey diet of more food less exercise

  13. onebuffalove716 says: Jun 4, 2017 3:52 AM

    I kind of chuckled when I read that he told his mom no more chicken.. but then I thought, its no different then Brady having a personal chef.

  14. dreadnok89 says: Jun 4, 2017 10:47 PM

    Muscle makes you fast? Lol wut mate

  15. dreadnok89 says: Jun 4, 2017 10:48 PM

    Saw his talent? Hes the third corner and has collins with him.

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