HENSON CAN’T EAT ENOUgH
John Henson is battling his weight. The lean, 6-foot-10inch, North Carolina sophomore forward from Round Rock is desperately trying to bulk up.
So, Henson tries to eat six to seven meals a day and spends four days a week in the weight room with team strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian.
Henson is up to about 210 pounds after arriving at Chapel Hill weighing 183. But it’s a fight every step of the way.
“He’s been the one guy I’ve probably sat up the most at night, pulling my hair out and probably giving me more gray hair, going, ‘OK, What do I have to do with him?’” Sahratian said. “Because, he’s kind of like a wet noodle. You can’t sculpt a pebble. He’s got the most minuscule joints you’ve ever seen. His waist is like a wasp’s waist. Most girls would kill for it.’’
Henson’s summer routine is to eat a huge breakfast, then hit Subway for lunch, Chipotle for a burrito after study hall and steaks for dinner. With late-night protein shakes. The rule is simple and enviable: Eat whenever he feels even a touch of hunger.
“The nutrition coach told me to eat anything that swims, runs, jumps or flies,” Henson said.