Grab all the details on the weight loss of the former American football offensive tackle Jordan Gross.
Jordan Gross is a former American football offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). Playing college football at Utah, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American, Jordan spent his entire career with the Panthers, who drafted him eighth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. Currently, he is working as their sideline reporter.
Jordan Gross announced his retirement on February 25, 2014. Now, a sideline reporter for The Panthers Network, he also hosts his own Television broadcast with longtime offensive lineman Travelle Wharton entitled, 'This is Gross,' on Time Warner Cable Sports channel. But that's not the only thing Jordan's done since he retired, he also underwent an impressive weight loss in recent years. Here's how he succeeded in achieving that feat.
The 3-time Pro Bowler Jordan Gross used to weigh around 300 pounds in his active playing years. Fast forward to seven months after retirement, and people noticed he looked to have slimmed down considerably and looked closer to 200 pounds when he visited training camp.
Jordan Gross went from weighing 305 pounds to 235 pounds, losing 70 pounds.
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In those seven months, Jordan Gross went from weighing 305 pounds to 235 pounds, which is an impressive achievement in such a short period of time. He was able to undergo 70-pound weight loss by doing things he couldn't do during his NFL career, including slalom water skiing and trail running.
But most importantly, Jordan Gross made big changes to his eating habits, shifting from a carbohydrate-loaded diet needed to maintain a weight suitable for life in the NFL to a healthier one. 'People can't fathom that you'd lose this much weight,' he told The Charlotte Observer. 'I always told everybody, 'I can't wait till I'm done, I can lose weight.' Everybody says that. But it had to happen.'
Jordan Gross did not actually stick to a specific diet, instead began to eat sensibly and healthily, supplementing with regular exercise. And he does not train with a personal trainer or work with a dietitian. He learned most of the stuff reading articles in Men's Health and Outside magazines.
'At first, it was incredibly drastic,' Jordan Gross told USA Today. 'Right after the season, I was incredibly beat up, but I wanted to start (with diet a exercise) … I started doing elliptical (stationary exercise) every day.'
Jordan lost weight loss by undergoing an appropriate diet and working out.
In the beginning stages of his weight-loss journey, Jordan Gross started by dropping 3-4 pounds a week. 'The last six weeks, I probably lost two or three pounds, but I'm not trying to lose any more weight. I'm just trying to be healthy,' he said.
Soon he began dropping a significant amount, resulting in a body with 70 pounds less fat than ever before. He still continues his healthy workout and diet routine, as he's working hard to be more healthy and lighter as time passes.
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