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what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

I really wonder what they did upon retiring!!! :eek::eek:

I love all three of them to death but wow they don't look like former world-class athletes! :eek:
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Add Kafelnikov to that list by the way. :eek:
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

I'm sure it has to do with your country's eating habits....

They showed a documentary about meal portions in restaurants in the south on Belgian television last week. It was really hallucinating! Those portions could feed me during a week or so...
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Katrina doesn't look that bad actually.

Zina still has a couple of issues.
She's had eating disorders before in her life and although she looks healthy you can never really tell when a person is over that eating disorder.

BJK just seems to have said fuck it to all society pressures as a women she had to deal with 35 years ago.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Zina Garrison suffered from Bulimia throughout her tennis career. She even tried to committ suicide at one point in her life. That's why she was so upset when the media was critical of Serena's weight. Serena is tough mentally, but not everyone can take the constant criticism of their weight.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much wei

Well, that's not that uncommon. When you're a pro athlete you're used to a life of diet and exercise. Once you quit, you start eating like a normal person, and metabolism does its way.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Women in there 40's tend to gain weight. Its natural
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

They don't need to care about their weight so much anymore. Obviously they can't go OTT, but a bit of extra weight doesn't hurt especially that they don't play anymore.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Your metabolism slows as you age. If you eat the same amount, you gain weight. On top of that, if you're an athlete, you burn a lot of calories training and playing. Once you stop training, reducing your caloric intake to maintain weight is extremely difficult.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Pls Excuses.

Look at Steffi, Sabatini, Conchita Martinez, Mary joe Fernandez, Pam Shriver etc they allhaven't let themselves go like Zina has :eek:

It's about taking care of your body. Eating healthy and exercise is for life, and not just for athletes, or ex-athletes but for everyone.
Your golden years will be much more enjoyable this way.

Ppl still ask my mum if she is the sister to my eldest sister. And she is Almost 30yrs older. She looks fab :worship: that's why. Eat right, workout (good genes help too)
 
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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much wei

I really wonder what they did upon retiring!!! :eek::eek:

I love all three of them to death but wow they don't look like former world-class athletes! :eek:

Ask Tyra! Go to tyrashow.com

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

Pls Excuses.

Look at Steffi, Sabatini, Conchita Martinez, Mary joe Fernandez, Pam Shriver etc they allhaven't let themselves go like Zina has :eek:

It's about taking care of your body. Eating healthy and exercise is for life, and not just for athletes, or ex-athletes but for everyone.
Your golden years will be much more enjoyable this way.

Ppl still ask my mum if she is the sister to my eldest sister. And she is Almost 30yrs older. She looks fab :worship: that's why. Eat right, workout (good genes help too)
As many people in this thread have already stated, Zina Garrison is a recovering bulimic who once attempted suicide. In her case, perhaps "letting herself go" IS the best way for her to take care of her body. That's how I see it, anyway.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

As many people in this thread have already stated, Zina Garrison is a recovering bulimic who once attempted suicide. In her case, perhaps "letting herself go" IS the best way for her to take care of her body. That's how I see it, anyway.
Oh I didn't know that. *recants statement about Zina while feeling like an asshole*
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

They probably just don't play as much tennis anymore. Look at Jana Novotna. She still plays tennis, yet she looks fitter now than she did when she was actually playing. I saw a recent pic of Sylvia Hanika and she was also looking fitter than I remember her being.

Every individual is obviously different.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much wei

They don't need to care about their weight so much anymore. Obviously they can't go OTT, but a bit of extra weight doesn't hurt especially that they don't play anymore.
Well, not true. It puts you at risk for diabetes, joint aches, heart disease...
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much weight?

I used to be anorexic. Yet I don't let myself get hugely overweight nor do I get to thin. I think people are right about stopping sports altogether being the problem but it seems like they would want to remain active individuals. Many former players are still very very fit. Sabatini, Graf, Evert, Austin, Mary Jo Fernandez. Even Monica Seles looks decent.
 

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Re: what caused former players BJK, Katrina Adams & Zina Garrison to gain so much wei

life.
genetics.
 
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