2020 has done D.J. Fluker some good.
After the two-year starter was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in late April, Fluker got the ultimate revenge (bod).
Fluker, now with the Baltimore Ravens, began focusing on his eating habits and partaking in rigorous workouts to shed nearly half of his body fat. He’s now in the best shape of his career.
In a post on Instagram, Fluke detailed his weight loss journey and showed off his slimmed down physique.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe," Fluker said in the post. "I am built better at 29 than I was at 21. This off season I chose a different fitness path to become leaner, stronger, faster and smarter in my 8th year than in my rookie year. My workouts were from 5 hours up to 8 hours a day. My food changed dramatically, 8 meals a day balanced and customized to make me a beast inside and out and get me to 22% body fat. I started in March at 40% body fat.
"It was a tough adjustment, but the end results put me in the best body and mindset I have ever had. The journey is the most fun and makes the destination worth it.”
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Fluker put in the work, now he’s on a mission to become the Ravens starter in Week 1. It won’t be easy for the eight-year veteran as his competition with Ben Powers and rookies Tyre Phillips and Ben Bredeson heats up.
"He's looked excellent," Ravens coach John Harbaugh told Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com. "Moving very well. This is a big guy, and it's all muscle. I'm really impressed with him. He's done a great job. His attitude has been excellent. His work ethic, we had heard it was good. I would say it's been better than good. It's been A, A+. Everything's thumbs up with D.J."
Fluker is down to 348 pounds and is undeniably in the best shape of his life. Now the former Seahawks fan favorite has a chance to make 2020 the best season of his football career as well.