Experts warn several players becoming dangerously underweight - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2
                     
Experts warn several players becoming dangerously underweight

Crisis in Womens Tennis
February 27, 2005 - 5:06PM

Experts have warned WTA officials that the health of several players is in danger after recent findings that many top level players have been taking drastic measures to reduce body weight. An in depth report has uncovered the use of several common chemical materials- including titanium, carbon and synthetic materials- being used as appetite suppressants. An insider reports, "These materials are widely available on the tour. Everybody is using them. But nobody says anything."

In recent years, the women's tennis tour has taken on a more powerful and athletic road. This revolution has been led by recent Australian Open Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, players are pushing themselves to achieve what sports physiologists call, the optimum body fat to muscle ratio. In standard terms, the less body fat on the athlete, the faster and more powerful they can be.

"To be the best athlete you can be, you have got to watch what you eat," reports one tennis trainer. But with the intense pressure to succeed that follows these athletes, we must question, is licking ya strings and eating ya bloody racquet really gonna help?!?

----------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------------





geneve is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Wannabeknowitall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Posts: 17,274
                     
That's an interesting article if it's true.
Wannabeknowitall is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Senior Member
 
hablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: canada
Posts: 50,269
                     
any links?

I guess I fell for it!

Last edited by hablovah19; Feb 27th, 2005 at 12:31 PM.
hablo is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Senior Member
 
~ The Leopard ~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Kissing my little Lolita
Posts: 13,105
                     
Yum!

Vin, kvinder og sang
~ The Leopard ~ is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Freakan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: here & now
Posts: 10,486
                     

Ivanovic Cibulkova Ula Radwańska Groth Pennetta

Welcome Back:
Dokic Karatancheva
Freakan is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Leo_DFP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 6,947
                     
Well done.
Leo_DFP is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: on a rock
Posts: 5,755
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by geneve
Crisis in Womens Tennis
February 27, 2005 - 5:06PM

Experts have warned WTA officials that the health of several players is in danger after recent findings that many top level players have been taking drastic measures to reduce body weight. An in depth report has uncovered the use of several common chemical materials- including titanium, carbon and synthetic materials- being used as appetite suppressants. An insider reports, "These materials are widely available on the tour. Everybody is using them. But nobody says anything."

In recent years, the women's tennis tour has taken on a more powerful and athletic road. This revolution has been led by recent Australian Open Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, players are pushing themselves to achieve what sports physiologists call, the optimum body fat to muscle ratio. In standard terms, the less body fat on the athlete, the faster and more powerful they can be.

"To be the best athlete you can be, you have got to watch what you eat," reports one tennis trainer. But with the intense pressure to succeed that follows these athletes, we must question, is licking ya strings and eating ya bloody racquet really gonna help?!?

----------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------------





starr is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Senior Member
 
igost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 729
                     
and it's not even April 1 yet
igost is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Senior Member
 
RenaSlam.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 25,032
                     
Silly Bepa.
RenaSlam. is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 01:30 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 63,541
                     
Bon Appetit

CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI | CIPOLLA


Bemelmans|Camerin|Cornet|Crivoi|Cuevas|Dentoni|Dod ig|Garbin|Granollers
Hlavackova|Ilhan|Kohli|Kuznetsov|Lammer|Mannarino| Menendez|Phau|Polansky
Rezaï|Robredo|Roger-Vasselin|Srebotnik|Szavay|Wörle|Zverev

CooCooCachoo is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Senior Member
 
skanky~skanketta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Not paradise thats fo sho
Posts: 15,458
                     
ROTF!i actually fell for it!

skanky~skanketta is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: With Dmitry
Posts: 12,867
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wannabeknowitall
That's an interesting article if it's true.
*hoping your joking*


Darop. is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 575
                     
LMAO! Great post!
dansnewbeg is offline  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 03:42 PM
Senior Member
 
thelittlestelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,388
                     
Lol!

VENUSWILLIAMS

LINDSAYDAVENPORT MARTINAHINGIS SERENAWILLIAMS MONICASELES CHANDARUBIN DANIELAHANTUCHOVA JENNIFERCAPRIATI MARYPIERCE JELENADOKIC KIMCLIJSTERS ANNAKOURNIKOVA JILLCRAYBAS
thelittlestelf is offline  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 6,898
                     
omg is there any place in the world with more suckers than wtaworld??

well done. :-)
vogus is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome