Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Poker Player Brothers Accept $150K Bet That Completely Changed Their Lives.

What would you do if someone offered you $150,000 to try and match the weight of a buddy within a year? But there are only two catches, you have to get within a single pound of each other and you have to achieve this in a year. Well, for Jaime Staples and his brother Matt this was a real offer. A high stakes poker player named Bill Perkins bet the brothers $3,000 at 50:1 that they couldn't achieve this goal, but of course, if they did, they'd earn big bucks. So, since the brothers loved a good deal, they decided to accept the challenge, and you won't believe the remarkable transformation.

The Staples brothers were challenged to alter their weight so that they matched within a year.

While on board The Streamboat, streaming poker from the Bahamas on Bill Perkins' yacht, Jaime Staples weighed 306 pounds, while his brother Matt was only 135 pounds. But when they got on that scale on March 25, 2018, at 5 p.m., they both had to weigh within a pound of one another.

To achieve this goal, one brother would have to end up eating more, and the other eating less.

There was no way that one brother could lose weight or gain weight in order to match the other, so they decided to meet each other half way. To do this, one brother decided to pack on some pounds, while the other opted for a leaner menu.

Matt and Jaime were both on the same track to look and feel awesome, while meeting the goal of the challenge.

Matt spent a lot of time doing weight training in order to build muscle mass, while Jaime did a lot of cardio to burn calories. As far as Matt was concerned, he was loving this new lifestyle that involved increasing his muscle mass.

The brothers were super supportive of one another when it came to working out every day.

Whenever one needed a bit of encouragement, or a helping hand while doing pushups, the other was there. This definitely made what looked like a difficult challenge, somewhat more manageable to achieve.

Matt and Jaime started out looking like this and as good looking as they were, they had to work fast.

A year wasn't a lot of time to get their weights to match within a pound, and they certainly didn't want to lose the bet. So not only did they include some insane workouts, but they also had to change the way they ate.

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