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Federer not in top shape?

ezekiel
06-13-2006, 03:17 AM
I was watching yesterday's match and once RF went to the bench and lifted his shirt and I could swear he had somewhat of a hanging gut. I was surprised because in his shirt he seems fairly athletic but once he lifted it up I would hardly guess he is an athlete. That along with his freakishly thin arms made for quiet a sight to see .

jacobhiggins
06-13-2006, 03:25 AM
That's what is so crazy about Federer. He doesn't look like an athlete but he is. He has very broad shoulders and his training is grueling. There was a video a while back and he trained like a fighter!

R.Federer
06-13-2006, 03:26 AM
That's not fat.... those are abdominal muscles

MisterQ
06-13-2006, 03:31 AM
That's not fat.... those are abdominal muscles

I use that line all the time!!!

R.Federer
06-13-2006, 03:34 AM
I use that line all the time!!!
:)
If that much working out and playing doesn't lead to a fit stomach, I don't know what would
(Not to mention, Roger wouldn't bare his body if he didn't believe it was something good to show!)

Federerhingis
06-13-2006, 03:42 AM
I use that line all the time!!!

:lol: This one would not work for me. :tape: :o :o

robrulz5
06-13-2006, 03:44 AM
They weren't abdominal muscles...

Scotso
06-13-2006, 04:28 AM
Yeah, he has a puny little body. But that doesn't really mean much, really. There are some really huge guys who are actually great athletes.

BlueSwan
06-13-2006, 05:19 AM
If he can play a 5 hour final against Nadal in Rome, seemingly without too much trouble, then I think we can safely assume that he is in fine shape.

soraya
06-13-2006, 05:22 AM
now his fitnees level and his physical shape in question...what next?

LoveFifteen
06-13-2006, 05:33 AM
There was some post on abdominal muscles that I saw on the internet, and it talked about how it's good not to have rock-hard abs when you're a tennis player. Rock-hard muscles are not lissome.

Beat
06-13-2006, 10:50 AM
i can think of many top players of have or have had bodies that are not exactly "athletic", e.g. gustavo kuerten - so thin!

connectolove
06-13-2006, 11:13 AM
I was watching yesterday's match and once RF went to the bench and lifted his shirt and I could swear he had somewhat of a hanging gut. I was surprised because in his shirt he seems fairly athletic but once he lifted it up I would hardly guess he is an athlete. That along with his freakishly thin arms made for quiet a sight to see .

Maybe he just does not shave! :D , just kidding...

connectolove
06-13-2006, 11:15 AM
Besides, there are a lot of players that don't have perfect bodies. I am sure that if he wanted to he would be completely fit. he actually has a great body.

MariaV
06-13-2006, 11:17 AM
I use that line all the time!!!
:lol: ;) I must take a note. :lol:

Pigpen Stinks
06-13-2006, 11:57 AM
The point he played at 5-4, 30 all in the 4th wasn't indicative of someone not in top shape. I don't think physical conditioning has anything to do with Roger's troubles against Nadal.

breakingthehabit
06-13-2006, 12:43 PM
now his fitnees level and his physical shape in question...what next?


whether or not he's gay.....(i'm a huge fan but sometimes i wonder.........darn now i'm feeling guilty)