Leonard Fournette’s trainer acknowledges weight gain, says he’ll be in top shape for the season

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Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette reportedly angered the team’s coaching staff by showing up to mandatory minicamp weighing nearly 260 pounds. But Fournette’s trainer says that will be a distant memory when the season starts.

Trainer Jordan Bush, who has been working with Fournette since minicamp, acknowledged to Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com that Fournette came in heavy, but said Fournette is putting in the work.

“Honestly, he did return to us a little bit bigger than we wanted,” Bush said. “He was also in the sauna every day, getting extra cardio every single day. We called it ‘fat camp,’ just to mess around with him, but he was doing that type of stuff every single day. We could see the weight coming off.”

Bush said that after spending a month training in Texas, Fournette was down to the low 240s.

“The thing about Lenny, he gains weight fast,” Bush said. “He’s a big human in general. Leonard has a big frame. He’s not a small guy by any means. His legs are huge, not in a bad way. Learning his body and how he works, we understand what it takes, if he needed to lose five pounds, what he needs to do. It’s triple-digit [temperatures] every day out here.”

Bush called Fournette’s weight “blown out of proportion.” If he performs when the season starts, no one will care what he weighed in the offseason.

11 responses to “Leonard Fournette’s trainer acknowledges weight gain, says he’ll be in top shape for the season

  1. Daily sauna to lose weight? Are we still in the fifties? Sweat is not fat.

  2. My buddy, Bob Sacamento, works at the Tampa Stadium and says that Playoff Lenny had to walk through the security check point sideways when he reported.

  3. Ramsey wants no part of tackling anybody. He generally runs along with the receiver harassing him and calling him names until the safety shows up.

  4. Next story will be “ Fournette scrubbed all pictures of the Buccaneers off his social media”

  5. Bigger question is why does this guy have a job? Literally your job is to keep him in shape during the off season. As a former star from an NBC show use to say…”You’re Fired!”

  6. I Like Turtles says:
    July 23, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Bigger question is why does this guy have a job? Literally your job is to keep him in shape during the off season. As a former star from an NBC show use to say…”You’re Fired!”

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    The article says the trainer has been working with Fournette since minicamp. So the trainer is a Bucs employee or he’s newly hired by Fournette. Either way, it doesn’t sound like Fournette’s offseason training was part of his job.

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