Rob Gronkowski is working with Tom Brady’s nutritional “guru”

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Rob Gronkowski is working with Tom Brady’s body coach. Maybe it will help him avoid nagging injuries — at least if he doesn’t drown first.

According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the Patriots tight end has decided to adopt some of the ways of his quarterback and his nutrition guru Alex Guerrero, though he hasn’t gone with the full program.

For instance, Brady doesn’t drink alcohol, and Gronkowski, well, he has been known to on occasion. Asked how that fits into his new program, Gronkowski referred the question to “the guru.”Guerrero said that for every drink that’s not part of his plan (either coffee or alcohol), Gronkowski has to drink at least three glasses of water.

Rob has been really committed,” Guerrero said. “He’s done a great job. The foundation has been set. Certainly, we’re not done.”

The 28-year-old Gronkowski has been working out at the TB12 facility in addition to what he does with the team, and has taken on many of the points of the nutritional program, with Brady even cooking some of the plant-based meals for him. But after a career marked by a number of injuries and surgeries, he’s hoping to do anything he can to keep himself on the field and he likes the early returns.

“Just looking at Tom, seeing what he does every day, what he eats, talking to him, personally one-on-one, just learning about the body with him, just seeing how flexible he is, how pliable he is, how loose he is all the time, every day and ready to go, I just felt like it was the time in my career where I needed to devote myself at all levels,” Gronkowski said. “I just felt like I had to add on to what I was doing. Find a way that my body will respond so I can perform every day. Be in prevention mode for injuries happening.

“I definitely feel like a brand new guy just being able to do exercises here [at TB12]. Exercises that help stabilize your core, exercises that help me and my whole body.”

While there are legitimate questions about Guerrero’s methods (he’s been investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for making medical claims which can’t be verified), Brady’s performance at an advanced age has earned converts.

And if that means Gronkowski starts drinking avocado margaritas, that might have to be the price to pay.

41 responses to “Rob Gronkowski is working with Tom Brady’s nutritional “guru”

  1. Gronk is such good value for your entertainment dollar. The very thought of him woofing down a kale salad just makes me smile.

  2. With Guerrera’s help, Gronk could manage to play until he’s 31! Love the guy, but I feel like we’ve gotta be on the back-9 with him given his play style, and the way DBs are forced to submarine him or get demolished. But if this guy can go into is 40s too, I’d sure love to have him around.

  3. Brady cooking? Pretty sure someone else is cooking most of what he eats, and it’s not Gisele…

  4. I think Willie McGinest was the one who turned Brady to the eastern diets and lifestyle, so bigger guys can do this. I hope someone told Gronk that Brady stays away from alcohol.

  5. Staying hydrated, eating well, stretching and working your core are all standard proven methods to prevent injury. Nothing so unique here. I think it’s all about discipline. Brady has it. Most don’t.

  6. irishgary says:
    Jul 31, 2017 11:27 AM

    HGH
    ———————————————-
    No, he was hanging out with Brady, not Peyton.

  7. Great Player, and a great guy.

    Pretty much the ONLY liked Patriot out there.

    It’s really a shame he just can;t stay on the field.

    He still Probably makes the Hall of Fame.

    He, Bavaro, Ben Coates and Vernon Davis are the best All-Around Total Package TEs I have ever seen play.

    A lot of other terrific TEs, but he is great at every aspect of the position. Very few can say that.

  8. Accusing Brady of HGH use is as stupid as it gets, just look at the guy.

    For one, he doesn’t have a garage for a head like Manning does.

    Keep crying.

  9. >> HGH
    >> ———————————————-
    >> No, he was hanging out with Brady, not Peyton.

    As we have repeatedly seen, if there is a way of cheating that is used here and there in the NFL, the Patriots will find a way of weaponizing that cheat and apply it with Nazi-like efficiency: Taking what is a minor advantage into a huge one.

    Smart they are, classy they aren’t.

  10. Given the intense focus on fitness that exists now and the level of commitment some players have to it from the time they start playing, I think it’s logical that the top end age for athletes to play at the pro level go up 5 years. For QBs that may be 45 and for RBs that may be 35, but it makes sense.

    I think in the NFL guys will retire more because they have the money and they don’t want to take the pounding anymore or further risk CTE. However, physically there are lots of guys that retired late 30s that could still ball.

  11. RegisHawk-coming from a seahawks fan whose team got busted for tons of PED’? PS Wilson to Butler:)

  12. .
    In the 2nd half of the Super Bowl, the most productive player who infused his team mates with extra energy was 40 year old Tom Brady.
    .

  13. Brady’s Italian, Brazilian, and Chinese HGH should help Gronk extend his career too. If Brady is planning to play into his mid to late 40s, he is going to need Gronk around.

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jul 31, 2017 12:16 PM
    Brady’s Italian, Brazilian, and Chinese HGH should help Gronk extend his career too. If Brady is planning to play into his mid to late 40s, he is going to need Gronk around.

    ————

    Maybe your Jets should give Joe Nameth a call…..with the exception of a broken-down Brett Favre, he was the last decent QB you had

  15. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jul 31, 2017 12:16 PM

    Brady’s Italian, Brazilian, and Chinese HGH should help Gronk extend his career too. If Brady is planning to play into his mid to late 40s, he is going to need Gronk around.

    __________________________________

    Oh fake Pats fan your adorably witty schtick never gets old… or pathetic…

    How are the Jets shaping up by the way???

  16. “Pretty much the ONLY liked Patriot out there”

    I believe Brady has the top selling jersey in more than 10 states, including outside of New England.

    I know you’d LIKE it to be true, but a lot of mature football fans appreciate greatness and don’t look to whine about petty squabbles amongst billionaires.

  17. Envy & jealousy….. Two incurable diseases that many non pats fan suffer from wicked bad!!! Lol
    Robert Kraft

  18. So Gronk walks into a bar, stops at the door and says, “just wait there for a while” to the driver of a tank truck full of water…

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jul 31, 2017 12:16 PM
    Brady’s Italian, Brazilian, and Chinese HGH should help Gronk extend his career too. If Brady is planning to play into his mid to late 40s, he is going to need Gronk around.

    #fakepatriotsfan

  20. Love how pats fans believe the “patriots way” will be forever in place and they will win forever. It’s Brady and only him. Once he’s gone you’ll be like all the other teams. Just like you were pre-Brady. Bill can’t throw the football can he?

  21. alfredogarciashead says:
    Jul 31, 2017 1:31 PM
    Love how pats fans believe the “patriots way” will be forever in place and they will win forever. It’s Brady and only him. Once he’s gone you’ll be like all the other teams. Just like you were pre-Brady. Bill can’t throw the football can he?

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    I’m not under that illusion. It is definitely Brady. Not to say that the team cannot be competitive without him and maybe win another Super Bowl, but being dominant the way they have been is unlikely. I don’t think they will go back to their sad ways pre-Kraft though. The owner and coach are still going to do the right things for a while.

  22. “Pretty much the ONLY liked Patriot out there”
    ——————————————————————-
    I believe Brady has the top selling jersey in more than 10 states, including outside of New England.

    I know you’d LIKE it to be true, but a lot of mature football fans appreciate greatness and don’t look to whine about petty squabbles amongst billionaires.
    ——————————————————————–

    Brady is not liked.

    He is respected, but he is not liked. There is a difference.

    I do not like Tom Brady. He is a little too smiley for me.

    But I respect him tremendously.

    Great QB. He is a Top 3 0r 4 QB of all time.

    I can;t say he is the Greatest because that is just such a difficult thing to do, but he is among the 3 best in my opinion.

  23. if Gronk manages an injury free season this will be a windfall for whoever “the guru” is

  24. Lots of haters out today. Just can’t believe that a 40-year-old guy can do what he does without drugs (HGH). You kiddies go play outside while the adults discuss the greatness that is Tom Brady and hopefully one day Rob Gronkowski.

    The Pats don’t have to cheat to win. I think that has been proven time and again. Have stupid mistakes been made in the past. Sure, but they weren’t enough to win games and win another Super Bowl. Sorry, but you’re W-R-O-N-G, children.

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