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For more from the 2016 Body Issue, check out espn.com/bodyissue! And pick up a copy on newsstands starting July 8.Antonio Brown is not an easy man to track down -- on the field or off it. Between Dancing With the Stars rehearsals, offseason workouts and more FaceTiming and Snapchatting than you can imagine, the four-time Pro Bowler sat down with ESPNs Morty Ain on the set of the Body Issue to discuss his training regimen, his candy habit and the beauty of mango season.ON CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF SMALL RECEIVERS Being passed up by teams because of my size made me hungry. Ive seen a lot of first-round guys who come in and never really do nothing because they may not appreciate the opportunity because everything has been given to them. I think guys who come from the bottom understand how hard it is, so they appreciate the opportunities more.I dont think of myself as a small receiver, but you cant control what somebody says about you. It hasnt held me back -- actually, I think Ive changed the perception of smaller receivers. My being able to do what I do at my size, being able to create opportunities for other guys ... I used to play with Bruce Arians [in Pittsburgh, when he was offensive coordinator], who is now head coach for Arizona, and he went on to draft T.Y. Hilton in the third round [as the Colts OC]. He drafted John Brown, who starts for the Cardinals, in the third round. So I think guys like myself have been able to create opportunities for these guys who may be my size.ON HIS BODY EVOLUTION (AND MANGO SEASON) I was real skinny in high school. I was real fast and explosive. I just didnt really have a good nutrition plan, I didnt understand how important it was to be healthy. I was eating hot fries, potato chips in the morning, Capri Sun. That was like my breakfast. That changed when I got to college -- I put on 20 pounds of muscle. Now I like everything about my body. My calves are developing and getting strong -- its definitely mango season. Mangoes have a nice, strong shape when theyre growing on the trees around this time, when they start plumping -- just like my calves. Also, Ive got a lot of kids, so my sperm count is good.ON SURVIVING TRAINING CAMP When I was a rookie in training camp, Id have two-a-days and I was like, Damn, Im about to die. I came up with a quote: The first day of training camp, I thought I was going to die. The second day, I was afraid because I didnt die. And the third day it was like I couldnt die. Life is a fight. Youve got good and evil forces constantly battling each other, and if you want to set out to do something positive, theres going to be distractions, theres going to be adversity, theres going to be some things that are going to hit you in life, and youve got to fight the good fight in regards to staying true to your goals and staying on that path of what you want.ON HOW DANCING WITH THE STARS WILL HELP HIM ON THE FIELD Ive been doing a lot of dancing, and each dance has its own footwork that can be compared to football. The karaoke movement can be used with lateral movement; the quick step is great when taking off on the line. Dancing helps with the changing of directions, transferring of weight with your shock absorbers, which makes your ankles a lot stronger. As a dancer, youve got to be able to point your feet and bend your knees and push through your knees. Ill maybe add a couple dances for some extra cardio or for stretching or feet strengthening.ON HIS SLEEP SCHEDULE During the season, sleep is definitely important, which is why I got a nice spot closer to the facility so I can get more rest. With training and working out, you need to get more sleep and recovery so your muscles can do what you want them to do. During the season, I try to get the most sleep that I can get. But in the offseason, I only get four or five hours -- its hard to sleep when youre having a lot of fun.ON TAKING CARE OF HIS BODY Nutrition is important, training is important -- but so are rest and recovery, massages, acupuncture. Your body is your temple, and youve got to take care of it. In the NFL, youve got to lift weights. With guys hitting you and all the falling on the ground, youve got to have the muscles to protect the shoulders when youre hitting the ground. But I also do Pilates to work on the deeper core and to stretch. I lift weights in the offseason about four times a week; during the season Ill lift three times a week. The weight training is key because most guys come in during the summertime as strong as they are going to get and they fizzle down as the year starts. Im 7 percent body fat -- thats all right for right now, but by the time we get to training camp, it should be about 5 percent. I always try to maintain what I bring in, so Ill hire a trainer to make sure that I lift and do the appropriate workouts the whole year.ON HIS STARBURST HABIT At the end of every year, I always get a blood test to see whats on the inside of my body. Youve got to see what you put into your body, not just care about the outside of your body -- make sure you get in all the supplements and all the protein and all the carbs and the low cholesterol. Last year I was able to see that I could have more durability in my muscles if I would take some more amino acids and do some stuff that would help with recovery. It also told me to stay away from the Starbursts -- I was eating too much candy last year.ON HIS WORKOUT REGIMEN I like to work out my legs after a game because that speeds up the recovery process and the blood flow. I hit them the next day, not right after. Postgame on Monday will be a big leg day, and Ill make Thursday my single leg day. But Monday is definitely a big legs day because you get the day off and it gives your legs a chance to recover for a long week of practice. Ill do squats, single leg lunges. It just gives you that fresh blood after a hard-fought game.I also do a lot of swimming during the year. I try to swim once or twice a week. I basically hold my breath for like 12 laps, down and back, to kind of expand my lungs so that I can have better breathing when it comes down to two-minute drives where youve got to play a lot of plays all in one series and youre hurrying up. 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A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. FARMVILLE, Va. -- Jackson Kent scored a career-best 22 points as James Madison defeated Longwood 71-59 on Saturday, earning its first win of the season.Kent had the hot hand, shooting 7-for-8 from the floor, including a perfect 5-for-5 on 3-pointers. Yohanny Dalembert added 16 points, Ramone Snowden 12 and Joey McLean 10 for the Dukes (1-7), who shot 45.5-percent (25-55) and outrebounded Longwood 47-27.Darrion Allen scored 13 points and Kendrick Thompson 12 to pace Longwood (2-4), which closed to 34-30 at halftime but fell behind by 14 before Isaiah Walton hit a 3-pointer at 16:27 after the break.ddddddddddddThe Lancers rallied to within 50-46 on a Khris Lane basket with 7:19 remaining, only to see the Dukes go on an 11-3 tear over the next three minutes. Lane finished with eight points. ' ' '

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