By all accounts, Joe Staley’s career seems to be going well after football. Not just physically, of course, as the former 49ers has lost a lot of weight since retiring from his 13-year career.
Staley, who will join NBC Sports Bay Area as the 49ers analyst, has an exercise regimen, eats better, and tries to keep a better schedule since saying goodbye to his soccer days.
“I came down, I was at 245 and I was playing at 310 so I can’t do a quick math, but that’s what? 65? I think that was it, ”Staley said to Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt on the 49ers Talk. “I’m about 260. I’ve lost about 50 pounds. I enjoyed this summer. “
Staley said Peloton helped a lot too.
“I definitely have to follow a program, an exercise program,” said Staley. “It’s been a big part of my life, and honestly I think anyone who has played a competitive sport for as long as I have will, it will become a part of your life. So I had to start my day with training. ”
He recently arrived at the 49ers training camp and tested the coaching waters at Costa Mesa, with the approval of head coach Kyle Shanahan, of course.
But during his playing time, Staley’s weight fluctuated constantly.
“I was the type of guy who always weighed and lost 10 pounds after a workout in training and at training camp,” added Staley.
It could have been almost as bad as Alex Mack’s situation where he had to put a towel in his pants to fight sweat, which made it easier for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to successfully grab the ball.
“I also gained 10 pounds throughout the day,” he added. “That’s not healthy either.”
Staley was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He started all 181 regular season games in his historic career at San Francisco, made two Super Bowl appearances, and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Team 2011-2019. He won six Pro Bowl selections and finished his career fifth in franchise history for most games played by an offensive lineman.
“There are days, especially in the summer, when I amused myself a bit, when I didn’t do that so often and so often, and then suddenly it was unbelievable how much worse I was and also mentally. “he added.” So when I train every day I feel a lot better. One thing I miss a lot about football is the schedule. You get so used to it – from then on, suddenly, boom – nothing, is a bit of a mental distortion. I wanted to use another word. “
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“Training was probably one of the most important helpers to stay in a routine, unlike playing soccer, I would train and then plan everything else. Now I’m training and it’s like, ‘What do I do now?’
Don’t worry, we’ll take good care of him as he hangs out with the NBC Sports Bay Area crew on Sundays throughout the season.
Staley says he plans to be at Levi’s Stadium during the 49ers home games and will be in the studio when the team is out.
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