How Venus did it ... - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 58
                     
How Venus did it ...

http://www.shape.com/workouts/7945

I wanted to post the article but I can't make it work... So here's the link!
trinitennisfan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Paneru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 22,129
                     
Re: How Venus did it ...



Up Close with Venus Williams


You've heard all about her Grand Slam titles and friendly competition with her sister Serena, but there's a whole other side to Venus Williams. In the August issue of Shape, she reveals who, and what, inspires her most. In the process, Venus reveals the tools she uses every day to stay on top of her game.


As the Shape photo shoot is being set up Venus, 28, and her sister (and housemate) Serena, 26, stand with their arms draped around each other, laughing conspiratorially. After years of watching them compete on the court, seeing how close they are—not to mention witnessing the two giggling like schoolgirls over text messages—makes it clear there's much more to the Williams sisters than just tennis. As Serena leaves for practice, Venus sits down to discuss where she is in her life and how she got there.

To kickoff Venus' list, she recommends you practice and practice more! It's the key to confidence, says Venus. "You have to practice to develop your talents-and learn to enjoy putting the effort in," she explains. She doesn't just practice on the court; her gym routine keeps her in the winner's circle.

As far as motivation goes, Venus tells us who has inspired her the most. It's Serena, no question. "Without her, I couldn't have achieved anything. She's helped me believe in myself." Serena loves to give Venus little sayings to remember, such as, 'If you take your opportunities, more opportunities will come.' "That got me through one final at Wimbledon," recalls Venus. "It was a ridiculously difficult match and I was behind until the last three minutes. I kept saying that line over and over in my head: 'If I take the opportunities on the court, more will come.' I was also thinking, 'I want to be like Serena; I want to win like Serena.' And I did."

Check out the August issue of Shape for Venus' workout. Do it two or three times a week and you'll notice a stronger core and a boost in your performance in and out of the gym!

http://www.shape.com/workouts/7945
Paneru is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 58
                     
Re: How Venus did it ...

Thanx for the help!
trinitennisfan is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Paneru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 22,129
                     
Re: How Venus did it ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by trinitennisfan View Post
Thanx for the help!
Paneru is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Vlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,351
                     
Re: How Venus did it ...

She does work hard to stay in shape and it shows! I think she has the best body on the WTA!

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS. MLK
Vlover is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Serena's #1 Hater
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 19,706
                     
Re: How Venus did it ...

Venus is an athlete. Athletes have muscles. QUIT SMOOTHING HER OUT LIKE THAT!!

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." -- Proverbs 18:22

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -- Herb Brooks

"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali
darrinbaker00 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 143
                     
Re: How Venus did it ...

Very nice article, but what is really lovely is how much Venus and Serena really loves each other. Although they are 15 months apart, their relationship is very parallel to identical twins.
ladydiana is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Veelieve!!!
 
Infiniti2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 27,017
 
Re: How Venus did it ...

Nice , although she did not need the airbrushing

"I love the game, I love the thrill, I love the "Go Venus`."
"It takes a lot of work to get to this level, so while I can play I'm going to play."

Venus Ebone Starr Williams
Infiniti2001 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









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

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