I don't think it will have that big of an impact in the power department, but it could a little, right? I hope not...
Jul 24th, 2002, 04:37 PM
Not enough to notice...
Jul 24th, 2002, 04:47 PM
No, fat does not increase the amount of power that goes in to your shots.
Jul 24th, 2002, 04:56 PM
Lindsay's power comes from neither muscle nor mass, it comes from her long, lanky arms.
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:01 PM
from her long, lanky arms? i see you don't know much. her power comes from all aspects of her body. You can hit a ball hard standing up straight with your feet planted straight. But when you move your body and feet forward and follow through with the shot you throw more force into the swing. There you can hit the ball harder. But to this thread, loosing weight in a way can effect her power, but it depends on how much she lost. What she looks like now, there is no way it will. But if she dropped down to say about 140lbs. Well there you might have a problem if she hadn't gained any muscle.
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:05 PM
remember muscle weighs more than fat does...
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:06 PM
If she fails in endurance, she will be weak,won't she? She tired over the weekend in by Sunday Springfield according to one of the spectators I talked with last night. He said she was good on Saturday and noticeably weak Sunday. If she is too skinny, then what will her body burn for fuel during the match? (That is not a rhetorical question; I can never remember how all that works.) So maybe this is about being too skinny instead of not carrying extra weight. Is she too skinny?
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:35 PM
Lindsay's power comes not in her muscle and body.
It rather comes from her technical skill. Her groundstrokes seems really effortless if you would notice.
Her power would not diminished rather she will be more dangerous and powerful as ever.
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:42 PM
Davenport lost that weight because of her knee. Philippoussis did the same thing. She will never be able to carry a lot of weight on that knee without problems. Her next goal is to build muscles, but not too fast. I wish her luck, though she's not my fav.
Jul 24th, 2002, 06:33 PM
After seeing her play on Saturday and Sunday, it appears to me that she's lost none of her power. Her movement is still hampered a bit and she's a little rusty, but she's still got the power.
Jul 24th, 2002, 06:37 PM
"from her long, lanky arms? i see you don't know much. her power comes from all aspects of her body. You can hit a ball hard standing up straight with your feet planted straight. But when you move your body and feet forward and follow through with the shot you throw more force into the swing. There you can hit the ball harder."
LOL at this person. I play tennis religiously and can hit the ball atleast as hard as anyone on the WTA (and yay, my serve has gotten up to "Hingis" speed). I guess you never heard of the CD effect? When a CD spins, the edge of the CD travels faster than the center of the CD because it has more area to travel in an equal amount of time. Lindsay has very long arms, and because she swings quickly and can whip her long arms, she generates tons of speed. It's how I hit it hard, it's how Daniela Hantuchova does it, and to an extent, Venus Williams. And what you said about stepping into the ball is true, but Lindsay doesn't lean foward more than any other top 10 player, so the point is moot.
Jul 25th, 2002, 08:28 AM
Her power comes from her great timing and indeed, her long arms. But I tend to believe it is due to her great timing more than anything else, you can tell Lindsay's groundstrokes are very clean. So most of her power should be from the timing.