For Tar Heels' Henson, Getting Bigger Is Hard Work

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's John Henson is spending the offseason fighting with his weight. Fighting to keep it up, that is.

The long and lean 6-foot-10 forward is one of just two returning big men for the Tar Heels next season, putting pressure on him to bulk up as much as he can for his sophomore year. He came to school weighing just 183 pounds and is now up to around 210 thanks to plenty of work in the weight room and eating upwards of six and seven meals a day.

Henson says he can feel stronger, but it's still difficult for him to add weight. Team strength and conditioning coordinator Jonas Sahratian says Henson is making progress, but says that the 19-year-old is one of the most difficult guys he's had to train in that regard.


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  • by hmm on Jul 14, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    Wait til this season.
  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Jul 14, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    Nobody wants to read about CJ Loser...or whoever that guy is you are talking about. NC State's team is pretty much made up of guys who couldn't cut it academically anywhere else and guys nobody has ever heard of. Why to we need to read about them now? Baykha!!
  • by hmm on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM
    Enough about UNX; why no articles about CJ Leslie and the NC State team? They have a legitimate chance of doing good this year.
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