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Man City star Erling Haaland has freak feature 'only bodybuilders should have'

Man City star Erling Haaland has freak feature 'only bodybuilders should have'

Man City sensation Erling Haaland has been compared to a bodybuilder.

Manchester City sensation Erling Haaland has been compared to a bodybuilder, with one feature in particular separating him from the rest of the pack.

The 6ft4 Norwegian striker is a physical specimen and follows a strict routine to achieve results on the pitch.

Once a skinny kid, Haaland piled on 26lbs of muscle in a 15-month period after eating like a horse and putting in the work.

These days the 23-year-old goal machine is a genetic freak and now boasts a quite remarkable physique.

And according to a sports scientist, Haaland has legs which a bodybuilder would be very proud of.

“When you lift the leg up in that manner, every single muscle in that leg is firing,” Phil Learney, a sports scientist and the founder of the Advanced Coaching Academy, told The Athletic.

“You see this with bodybuilders on stage — they lift their feet off the floor and all the muscles separate, then they slam their leg on the floor to keep that separation in place.”

Haaland has spoken about his body transformation before, saying that he became a "real man" after gaining over a stone in gross muscle mass.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Part of it is through his insane genetics, but Haaland also gets stuck right into the gym and is known for having a unique diet plan.

He's believed to take in 4,000 calories per day from meals made up of foods containing lots of proteins and nutrients.

His dad's lasagne was said to be the secret to his success in front of goal and last year Haaland disgusted fans with his post-match meal following a win away at Everton.

Haaland posted a picture of a large baking tray, which contained pieces of beef liver.

He captioned it, "That's bloody lovely!" - although no-one was having it.

"You (other people) don't eat this, but I am concerned with taking care of my body," the former Borussia Dortmund striker explained in the Haaland: The Big Decision' documentary.

"I think eating quality food that is as local as possible is the most important. Or the local cow eating grass right over there? I eat the heart and the liver."

Featured Image Credit: Getty & Instagram

Topics: Manchester City, Erling Haaland