Joshua Perry Photo Progression is all the Proof of Mickey Marotti's Value You'll Ever Need

By 11W Staff on July 31, 2014 at 5:47p
Joshua Perry has added more than 30 pounds of muscle at Ohio State in two years.

via rip_jep on Instagram

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Joshua Perry arrived at Ohio State two years ago as a slender 222-pound linebacker from Olentangy High School in Central Ohio. Today, he's 253 pounds of muscle and an important cog in the Ohio State linebacking corps.

Here's what two years in Mickey Marotti's Football Strength Performance program looks like:

The transformation of walk-on linebacker Joe Burger may be even more striking:

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jedkat's picture

GTFO seriously, just go. Friggen ridiculous.

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

+15 HS
Scarlet Veins's picture

Best thing about these physical changes...looks all natural.

“I don't know how fast he is, but I've never seen anyone catch him.”

Jim Tressel

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German Buckeye's picture

Turning boys into men.

+4 HS
45OH4IO's picture

The horse steroids have something to do with it too!

On a serious note, don't just credit Marotti. Those are young men who put in the physical, dietary and mental effort to achieve those results.

+33 HS
BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture

Mickey Marotti, in my opinion, is one of the most valuable members on OSU's staff.

+14 HS
2002osubuck's picture

I think Marotti and Pantoni are 2 of the most important people in our program. We can lose a coach and get another, like Vrabel and Johnson, without a drop off but these 2 would be very hard to replace.

+6 HS
Prickly_Pete's picture

OSU needs to bulk up Marotti's paycheck in a similar fashion. We need to keep this guy!

+5 HS
ibuck's picture

Where are Dontre's before and after pics? And Gareon Conley or James Clark? 

All these guys should be 15+ lbs heavier and stronger.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I don't think it's your opinion, I think it's fact. S&C coaches get way more individual time with the athletes than anyone else. Having a good motivator who is also good at the S&C aspect is invaluable.

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

Crumb's picture

Every other B1G running back just peed themselves cause they realized they're gonna be getting NFL caliber hits when they play these dudes!!!

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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741's picture
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Oldschoolbuck's picture

"Don't make me mad... You wouldn't like me when I'm mad!" - Dr. David Banner

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BengalErnst's picture

Bruce Banner?

Nicholas l Ernst

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

Yeah, that's Bruce's brother! (face palm)

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740buckeye's picture

"Stuntin' is a habit" - David Banner

+5 HS
Texasbucksfan's picture

Coach Mick can show them what to do, but it is to their credit that they have dedicated themselves to putting in the work.   Can you imagine what that monster Bosa is going to look like?   He will be the Incredible Hulk.   

+14 HS
Groveport Heisman's picture

Do these bro's even lift?

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

+24 HS
Quickturtle's picture

How can I workout with Marotti? Minus the whole being athletically gifted... and getting a scholarship and all that stuff.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

He won't let you train at the WHAC :-\

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

amk1616's picture

I'm sorry, but i am not impressed.  It didn't take me 3 years to gain 30lbs.  

(eating a Strawberry Cheesequake blizzard as i type this)

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Damonbuckeye's picture
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Soggy_McMuffin's picture

Ra..Ra.....Rise from your Grave!!!!

Gooz-fra-bah...

+3 HS
Squirrel Master's picture

Damn I miss that game

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Joe Beale's picture

If we're talking Sega Genesis games, I prefer Ghouls 'n Ghosts, but Altered Beast wasn't bad.

BengalErnst's picture

Streets of Rage 

Nicholas l Ernst

+4 HS
Soggy_McMuffin's picture

Love Ghoul's and Ghost's! Contra wasn't as good on SEGA than it was on Nintendo!! But it was okay. There was an awesome game called Transylvania also!! Old School... Man!

Gooz-fra-bah...

cinserious's picture

Castlevania was the Sh-t on NES! As far as Genesis goes, I loved me some Golden Axe (as long as I get to be the short Viking dude with the axe). If you make me the woman or the Fabio clone with a sword, I'm not playing!

golden ax. Yeah!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

+4 HS
Squirrel Master's picture

Golden Ax was my game in the arcade (outside of Pit Fighter and Street Fighter). I still have no idea what that beaked dragon abortion looking thing is.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

DefendYoungstown's picture

That's crazy, those men did work and Josh got a haircut in the process

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

OSUStu's picture

Soon to be provided in their own locker room.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+2 HS
kyo's picture

Speaking of having a barber shop right in the locker room, did anyone happen to see the pictures for Texas A&M's new locker rooms? 

FROMTHE18's picture

ha, Marotti's strength program is like a 2nd version of puberty, just look at Burger's face from two years ago to now, he went from child to man. 

+4 HS
Oneida54's picture

Looks like Tarzan plays like...TBC

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dubjayfootball90's picture

I just ate a fiber one bar with chocolate drizzled on the top before I saw this. I am sitting down in my sectional, slouched halfway down. I feel so freaking out of shape after seeing this crap. Off to the gym

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

+7 HS
CGroverL's picture

Reminds me of the fight in the first installment of the movie "Rocky". Sly has his face all beat to hell and he says "Cut me, Mick". "Cut me."

These guys were having Mick cut them up all to hell. Perry now looks like he's closing in on fighting it out for an inside DL position. Meyer said Mick was the best...the pics of Perry definitely give Meyer some credit to the words he has been saying for years now.

Cut 'em all, Mick. You can even tell with Perry how Marotti first added the weight to up his bulk then lowered the weight and upped the reps to get that kid cut...He looks like one scary MMA fighter.

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

+1 HS
QBYBuckeye's picture

That is a lot of hard work and self-discipline on display. 

New York Buckeye

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Fugelere's picture

I need to go work out, like right now.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Shit, I've gone the other way. 

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PasadenaBuckeye626's picture

Class of 2022 Athlete preparing with the Marotti fitness program

Go Bucks!

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buckeyedude's picture

That little kid just cracks me the %^*k up.

 

 

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Fugelere's picture

Pretty sure that kid just smashed my PR on dead lift.

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acBuckeye's picture

Young Dave Tate.

Haubtimus Prime's picture

I can't stop watching this .gif.  I have been watching it for 10 minutes straight. 

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OSUBias's picture

Here's to hoping they put as much time into learning our scheme as they do in the weight room. Impressive work though. Bet MM is gonna be proud of the product he hands off Sunday night (or whatever day it is).

Shitter's full

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Marcus Hall's Middle Fingers's picture

It also helps that a lot of these guys learn how to eat when they get to college. It's tough to get high school kids to embrace the nutritional aspect of physical development.

+2 HS
BuckeyeJosh's picture

Whoever down voted this has clearly never tried to get a high schooler to eat even semi-healthy...

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it."     -Woody Hayes

Myc24's picture

DAMN, That's incredible work and dedication. 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

IGotAWoody's picture

I strive to look like these guys' BEFORE pics!

 - License to kill gophers (wolverines, badgers, etc) by the government of the United Nations

+4 HS
hspbuy1's picture

Wow! That's some mean looking hitters! In the words of Mr T  " I pity the fools" on the opposite side of the field! Nice!

hspbuy1

Hovenaut's picture

Linebackers.

Ohio State linebackers.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

+5 HS
IslandBumBuckeye's picture

Love the progression of expressions on Joshua's face...

1) "I don't know what I don't know"

2) "I have an idea, but it's probably wrong"

3) "Startin' to get the hang of this shit"

4) "You talkin' to me?"

"...because they wouldn't let me go for three."

+20 HS
bigDbuck's picture

Coach mick made him blacker!! Now that's talent!

+14 HS
MassillonTiger's picture

Absolutely hilarious. One of the funniest and most dry comments I have read in a while.

MassillonTigers

Phillips.449's picture

That is absurd.  DAAAAAMN

73buckeye's picture

It's absolutely amazing to see this. transformation I hope we see evidence soon that they've also worked at least that hard on learning to be better linebackers and football players. 

ernie

buckeyedude's picture

Uh. They look NFL ready to me.

 

 

+1 HS
ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Ok, I need to cease and desist from this ice cream while I read this... Physical specimens are an understatement.  I want to see those ripped bodies flat out destroy the competition this fall... Why can't it be Aug 30 already?!

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

+1 HS
BroJim's picture

WTF??!!

I season my simple food with hunger

+1 HS
CC's picture

So what do they look like as seniors?  Is it a full team of Vernon Gholstons?

Maybe osu is kicking UM's butt because our guys come in equal or better and they grow up like this while they are here.

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cinserious's picture

Oh this just started. The best is yet to come!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

chirobuck's picture

Lol.......holy shit

 
^ best post ever ^

ODEEZ330's picture

Jp abt to be a beast this yr

O'Deez330
stark county football

Gray Box's picture

Braxton looks like he's been benefiting too:

+6 HS
CC's picture

I feel dirty for look at this.

+1 HS
yrro's picture

You compare him to last year, he's definitely at a lower body fat%. Guess that's what happens when all the physical work you can do is rehab and conditioning.

Squirrel Master's picture

Can u imagine what Raekwon and Booker will look like as they enter the program built already.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

+8 HS
Soggy_McMuffin's picture

Exactly!! Squirrel

Gooz-fra-bah...

+1 HS
BuckeyeSouth's picture

Jabril who?

Embrace it.

+4 HS
Buck Commander's picture

Now that's some real Popeye shit right there!

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

+1 HS
whiskeyjuice's picture

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

+3 HS
MikeTheBuckeye's picture
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ChazBuckeye's picture

Too bad JasonBuckeye missed this article. I'm sure he'd dispute the
validity, even though the proof is right in front of his face with the before and after pics.

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

Jabba1977's picture

Mickey Marotti is the man!! He is definitely the reel deal!!

SECHATER77

The Rill Dill's picture

---------I think you meant, The Rill Dill.

+1 HS
O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Josh has been doin' work. Can't wait to see him lay some people out!

cinserious's picture
perry

1) MAC

2) AAC

3) Regular Big-Ten

4) Ohio State caliber!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

+7 HS
Shangheyed's picture

Would be interesting to see the OL transformation... Literally these dudes are all transformers!

PAWEST1202's picture

Coach Mick must be Dr. Abraham Erskine and "juice" must be the super soldier serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America

+3 HS
Murse_Corps's picture

HULKS SMASH!

Duh Doi

+1 HS
Barnsey69's picture

Wow...my man will be on an Old Spice commercial real soon.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

BUCKI06's picture

He's definitely tacking on some mass...

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

+5 HS
The Rill Dill's picture

Stood next to Perry, at Friday Night Lights.  He is a grown ass man.  

+1 HS
kdizzleduzit's picture

He also got progressively darker

+1 HS
bakerjon's picture

Did we get any idea how much muscle he put on? Yes he gained 30lbs, but clearly there is much less body fat.  I would estimate 50-60lbs of muscle he has added. That is really impressive. Way to go Josh!  Way to go Joe!  Keep up the good work!!!

"It's all ball bearings these days guys"

tommrkr's picture

weight and body fat percentages are listed in the top picture.  a smarter/more motivated man than me could do the math.

jpbuckeye's picture

I am having a real brain cramp, what is the P.S. measurement listed along with the performance stats at the bottom of each photo?

Someone please tell me. I am going to be like a dog with a bone until then. I just cannot let it go.

Thanks in advance!

GO BUCKS!

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Power S*it Squat, perhaps?

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

Mookie331's picture

Summer Swollstice 

+3 HS
Homey1970's picture

Coach Mick's got nothing on my training program.   (Probably the reason why I'm sitting here typing this and not preparing for the upcoming NFL season)  

+2 HS
IslandBumBuckeye's picture

Not sure why I'm not seeing similar gains. I'm doing diddly squats every day.

"...because they wouldn't let me go for three."

QBYBuckeye's picture

Why does my 6' 235 pounds not look anything like Joe Burger's?  Is it because I am 65 years old?

New York Buckeye