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Winslow Townson | USA Today Sports

Be like Brady- that’s the mantra that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is going by these days.

No, the party boy/frat boy persona isn’t going to stop anytime soon, but Gronk is hoping a tip or two from Brady’s training and nutritional program will help him out and extend his NFL career, according to the Boston Herald.

“Just looking at Tom, seeing what he does every day, what he eats, talking to him, personally one-on-one, just learning about the body with him, just seeing how flexible he is, how pliable he is, how loose he is all the time, every day and ready to go, I just felt like it was the time in my career where I needed to devote myself at all levels,” Gronkowski said.

Injuries have been a major issue in the 28-year-old’s career, and he’s trying to put a stop to that, by working with Brady’s body coach and business partner Alex Guerrero, who runs TB12 Sports Therapy Center at Patriot Place. He’s hoping Guerrero can improve his flexibility and durability so that he can avoid the injuries that have sidelined him in the past and caused him to miss his team’s most recent Super Bowl.

“With the past I’ve had, you worry about (the future),” Gronkowski said, “I wanted to find a way to fix that. I wanted to find a way to make me feel good all the time and not worry. Coming here has definitely put me in that right direction.”

He started his new program at TB12 back in May, and it includes band resistance, deep-tissue massages and a better diet.

But no avocado ice cream for Gronk. He claims he’s not on that level yet. But he does, however, eat one of Brady’s plant-based meals a day that the QB actually cooks himself.

“Tom’s my chef,” said Gronk, “I told him I’m only eating them if you have them ready for me. And he said, ‘Deal.’”

He may have some leeway on the dieting strategy, but there are consequences – each time he drinks something that isn’t on the plan, like alcohol of coffee, Gronk has to drink three glasses of water.

But healthy living has been working for Gronk. He has looked good throughout the first few days of camp and has a solid approval from his body coach thus far.

“Rob has been really committed,” Guerrero said, “He’s done a great job. The foundation has been set. Certainly, we’re not done.”

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Megan Carnahan 7/31/2017 04:57:00 PM Edit
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