Athletes are likely to have physical changes in a short period of time. Having a big, dominating physique is important in modern day football due to the tough approach that most teams have these days. Some players put so many hours in the gym to build their physique that one wouldn’t be able to recognize them when they see their old pictures. And here are some players who have undergone a massive physical transformation over the years.
Xherdan Shaqiri is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Stoke City. He is among the physically fit players in the English Premier League.
Memphis is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a winger for French club Lyon and the Netherlands national team. When he was in Manchester United, his weight increased. But this weight gain was pure muscle and not fat.
His strong shots from distance come from the gym. The aim is to stabilize and strengthen the lower body while moving the upper body to fend off an opponent.
Luís Nani is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Valencia CF and the Portugal national team. People say soccer players can’t be jacked? Nani says otherwise. The gym is for everyone.
The gym brings remarkable results for sure. Ozil had zero abs and was known as one of those lazy players who don’t like gyms like Nani and others. But look at how his abs transformed now.