So as per Per, April may or may not be available. Even allowing for all of April, and going with your numbers, this projection assumes no lag phase in that year, i.e. linear growth from the first month. I must also draw attention to the important qualifier "up to". Pettersson strikes me as likely to be what bodybuilders call a "hard gainer", as SKYO suggests. (all projectionss assume the latest in training techniques, but avoiding aggressive "supplementation" programs.)mr perfect wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:47 amI don't know when the SHL completes their playoffs but if Pettersson gets most of the month of April off then all of May, June, July and August to train properly then he should be able to put on 10 lb by training camp. With today's proper nutrition programs and complete weight training regiment a young man can put on up to 25 lb of lean tissue and mass in one year. Anything outside of that is usually enhanced by Vitamin S if you know what I mean.
Even if 10 pounds of lean mass were possible, there's also the fact that you still want him to be good at hockey when he's done with this phase. Five months of intense focus on anabolism with likely leave him with reduced aerobic capacity relative to his newly acquired ability to burn fuel in his larger displacement engine (ie. under carburetored, i.e. unable to play a regular-length shift). He'd also need time to recalibrate his highly skill-based moves to match his new mass and strength. We've seen players who were out of sorts after an off-season of focusing on strength training before.
As badly as the organization needs help and the fans need something to get excited about, I would be very surprised if Pettersson can be physically ready to contribute to the Canucks for the 2018-2019 season. If he can be ready for 2019-2020, that's still in time for the last year of Strangelove's oft-repeat time period to...to...ah, to have people on this message board "talking about how far Canucks will go in the next playoffs".
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