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Russ Martin Returns To Glory

Russ Martin Returns To Glory

Russ Martin in 2009 and 2010

I remember when I first saw Russell Martin.  He had only been catching for a few months, but his footwork behind the plate told me that he was the real deal.  In 2005, I watched him on Jacksonville Web TV (just about every home game) and in Spring Training of that same year, I watched him repeatedly be the first player onto the field before games.  His hard work was legendary, and I predicted great things for him as far back as 2005. 

Right about now, he has been a disappointment the past two years, but I think that anyone who exhibited his work ethic is ultimately going to succeed.  The past two seasons, he has worked on “flexibility” exercises.  This winter he just “bulked up”  from 207 to 231.  For those of you who say, you can’t put weight like that on without steroids – YOU ARE WRONG!  When I was 23, I put on 30 lbs of muscle with weight training (I worked out with two 300 pound linemen).   I went from 225 to 257 in about 110 days.  High protein and lots of work.  It was hard, but I did it, and I imagine that with todays’ technology it would be easier.

I believe that Russ Martin will return to his Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Status this year – He’s just too hard of a worker!

P.S.  Excuse the fact that I am devoid of photoshop skills – use your imagination!

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5 Responses to “Russ Martin Returns To Glory”

  1. Badger says:

    Yeah, it’s possible. I have been doing some reading on it and there are some sites that tell you it can be done. Most of them say HgH is your best bet, but since that is not legal, it requires some serious dedication and working with heavy weights. It’s easy to put that much weight on in fat, but much more difficult to do it with muscle. To lift that heavily requires a lot of recovery time, and 16 weeks doesn’t allow for much of that.

    And your frame is 6’4″, Russell is 5’10″ so, the comparisons you make are not really fair. It would have been much easier for you to do it. I lost 30 pounds in about 4 weeks once. But even when I was lifting heavy for college football I only gained about 12 pounds in the off season.

    I would like to see a current picture of him. Got any?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hahaha not even with steroids can you add 24 pounds of muscle in 4 months, especially since I would be only 1 cycle… It’s just alot of fat…

  3. McCheapne$$1 says:

    Hahaha not even with steroids can you add 24 pounds of muscle in 4 months, especially since I would be only 1 cycle… It’s just alot of fat…

  4. Jaydavis says:

    I thinks it’s easy. Whey protein powder, amino acids 2200, and creatine heavy weight, 4-6 reps 90 days later 34-37# muscle mass

  5. Jaydavis says:

    You need to drink about 1 gal milk a day

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