dragonchild

August 21st, 2018 at 7:25 AM ^

Wait. . . "lol" but "not even funny"?  I think these broke you, man.

I find them quite amusing.  They could very easily take the before/after pics from the same angle with the same lighting and same posture, but they went with "1980s late night infomercial" photography.

That said, the one thing that ain't fake (unless it's brazenly 'shopped) is Spanellis dropping his love handles, so there's definitely some progress.

restive neb

August 21st, 2018 at 9:54 AM ^

...or just flexing.  You stated, "the muscle is more defined and has taken different shape."  Muscles move and change shape when you flex.  It isn't so easy to tell how much of the difference is just that the "after" pictures have them flexing. Sure, there is some obvious muscle development, but it is really hard to tell how much when they aren't flexing in the "before" images.

Swazi

August 21st, 2018 at 12:22 AM ^

Spanellis was our 6th best lineman last year.  

 

I think I can see why harbaugh was saying they’d run out of gas and unable to close out games last year.  Good lord

Tunneler

August 21st, 2018 at 1:13 AM ^

Imposing specimen!  Which one would you least like to fight?  I'm going with Khaleke. 

The others I'm pretty sure I could distract with hogies & tacos/painting & poetry.

the Glove

August 21st, 2018 at 6:28 AM ^

Tremendous gains. One thing though is they are flexing compared to not flexing. Especially with Chris Evans. That does make a little bit of a difference. Also, in which the way they are standing in the two photos. They've definitely put on the gains but the photos can be deceiving. You can clearly tell though Hudson's shoulders have blown up.

Mongo

August 21st, 2018 at 8:27 AM ^

Every player must have this before and after photo ... part of Herbert's process in showing them how dramatically they improved.  Especially good for the OL.  Jansen said every guy can now push that 900lb sled 10 yards.  Before Herbert arrived, only 2 guys could do it.  

SpaghettiPolicy

August 21st, 2018 at 11:02 AM ^

I hear what you're saying but if you just look at the weight difference in the players and notice how it is distributed on the body(OL looking a bit more trim with same weight) they're still very significant improvements. I mean Evans maintained his bodyfat % and added 10+ lbs. That's huge for an athlete.

swalburn

August 21st, 2018 at 8:35 AM ^

Personally, I love this stuff but it seems like we do this every season when talking about our strength and conditioning guys.  Every year we are bigger stronger and faster.  I'm just ready for the season to start so we can see the results on the field.

mitchewr

August 21st, 2018 at 9:02 AM ^

Why on earth would they put out these obviously staged pictures? I mean aside from maybe Ruiz, it's painfully obvious to anyone with eyes that it's just a picture of them standing normal next to a picture of them flexing as hard as they can. 

I'm sure the new S&C coach is doing a great job, but let's not pretend the results are more than they are lol

Salinger

August 21st, 2018 at 10:42 AM ^

For doing her job well, yes. Coach Herb gets a lot of accolades, but if you listen to him he'll tell you that half of that result is because the team is fueling their bodies better pre and post workout. They spend a lot of time educating these players on a healthy diet that gives them jet fuel for building muscle. 

Look at those results! We thought they were in shape before. That's a whole other level of strength.