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Bulking Up: How High School Football Players Can Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

By Matt Allibone, York Daily Record, 08/15/19, 1:15PM CDT


When it comes to knowing how much you should bulk up, the consensus is that a player should never sacrifice their explosiveness for pure size. 

On a trip to the beach this summer, Garth Barclay made sure his family's kitchen was stocked with five boxes of Cocoa Pebbles. 

He wasn't supplying his siblings and parents with an abundance of snacks. He just needed to make sure he had something for breakfast every day. 

"I brought five boxes, and I ate one each day," the rising York Suburban senior said. "If I eat more than a bowl of cereal, the box ends up becoming the serving size."

While some athletes have to cut down on the amount they eat to keep their weight low, Barclay is in the opposite situation.