Pro Bowl New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. burst onto the NFL scene in 2014, establishing himself as one of the premier offensive threats on the gridiron.
The 22-year-old LSU grad set numerous Giants' records in his rookie season, such as most 100-yard games and receiving yards as a first-year player. You can't fully appreciate those accomplishments until you factor in the fact that he only played 12 of the 16 regular season NFL games.
Beckham, by no means, is as physically-imposing a force as a Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald. At 5'11" and 200 pounds, his strength is underestimated by opponents.
"I just have a different strength when I'm on the field. I think my size is very underrated in a way," says Beckham.
His focus now is maintaining the same level of commitment he displayed in his rookie year to score a playoff run with his teammates.
"I think that this year will be a very good year for the Giants," Beckham says. "I think it could be anything we want it to be."
Heading into his second campaign in New York, Beckham is hard at work this offseason, readying his body not only on the field and in the weight room, but also in the kitchen.
The Louisiana native has partnered with EXOS, a sports performance and nutrition company. Beckham previously worked out at their Arizona facility prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. EXOS recently released a new supplement line ranging from multi-vitamins to protein powders not only for elites like Beckham, but also for amateur athletes. According to a release, the partnership is a natural fit because of its many products that are NSF Certified for Sport®, a designation recognized by the NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports that ensures that what is on the label is in the bottle, and that the products do not contain unsafe levels of contaminants and are free of more than 200 banned or prohibited substances. “I always shied away from trying any supplements because I didn’t know the results, but I trust EXOS and they’ve been critical in helping me take my nutrition to the next level," says Beckham.
Beckham spoke exclusively with Men's Fitness regarding his offseason training regimen, diet, expectations for the 2015 season, and much more. >>>