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Djokovicfan4life
03-04-2008, 08:20 AM
Just saw him hitting volleys with Hewitt at the Tennis Channel open. Wow, that guy must be working even harder now that he's off the pro tour. Just look at his biceps! :shock:

He would probably dominate in the old guy tournaments (sorry, don't know what that level is called). :confused:

tingaling
03-04-2008, 08:27 AM
have u got any pictures??

MichaelChang
03-04-2008, 08:29 AM
Agassi is now bringing his compeition with Sampras to the senior tour. LOL.

Rabbit
03-04-2008, 09:11 AM
they showed a snippet of Agassi hitting with Hewitt on TTC. Leif Shiras made a comment that Agassi was looking more like Gil Reyes these days, his arms were getting bigger. They looked it on TV althought Agassi himself looked a little slimer than when he played even.

nikdom
03-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Maybe he's taking some performance enhancing stuff now that he's out of the tour ;)

sureshs
03-04-2008, 11:41 AM
Hewitt said Agassi was giving him pointers about his game.

I bet they are both enjoying themselves silly bashing Federer now.

Hewitt: Never won against him, the guy was just always lucky

Agassi: I won the French and the Olympics, he will never win them before he retires. I played for 20 years, he will probably disappear in another couple of years

Hewitt: Shaky backhand, but always survived because of his serve. Now everyone knows his tactics and don't get surprised by his short slice anymore

Agassi: Tell me about it. Was talking to Pete earlier today, and was he thrilled to think Fed ain't gonna win any more Slams

Hewitt: What about this Nadal guy? How long is he gonna last?

Agassi: Who cares, he ain't gonna win any Slam other than RG

Hewitt: We were the best

Agassi: And always will be

superman1
03-04-2008, 04:12 PM
It's counter-intuitive, but it's harder to stay in great shape when you're on tour than when you're off tour (that is, unless you stop working out, like Sampras). Being on tour is a grind, you just can't work out and bulk up if you're going to be playing tennis 6 hours a day. I remember someone posted Agassi's workout routine and it mentioned 90 lb squats and no one believed it because it was so light. Well, he's probably doing 300 lb squats now, because he doesn't have to worry about keeping his legs fresh for matches anymore.

Ocean Drive
03-04-2008, 04:19 PM
I would think Agassi could do more than 300lb squats...

superman1
03-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Yeah, but I dunno how his back is doing. Methinks he's more of a leg press man.

Ocean Drive
03-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Yeah well that would make more sense! I am tall and prefer leg press cause the squats hurt my back.

I would think most pros would be able to do 300 pound squats pretty easily cosidering I have some friends who work their legs like once per week and can squeeze that out.

Agassi is a really strong guy, he was probably one of the strongest on tour, even in his later years.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
03-04-2008, 04:51 PM
they showed a snippet of Agassi hitting with Hewitt on TTC. Leif Shiras made a comment that Agassi was looking more like Gil Reyes these days, his arms were getting bigger. They looked it on TV althought Agassi himself looked a little slimer than when he played even.

Physically he looks the way he did back in the 2003-2004 seasons, when he dropped around 10 lbs. He is more muscular, not slimmer.

the green god
03-05-2008, 05:01 AM
I would think most pros would be able to do 300 pound squats pretty easily cosidering I have some friends who work their legs like once per week and can squeeze that out.

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Seeing as how these guys are 165lbs soaking wet, 315 at a full ROM would break them in half.

Nellie
03-05-2008, 06:58 AM
If you can climb stairs, you should be able to squat at least 1.5 times your body weight with a little bit of training just to learn how to left the weight (not to add stregth).

Ocean Drive
03-05-2008, 07:18 AM
Seeing as how these guys are 165lbs soaking wet, 315 at a full ROM would break them in half.

No way, guys who I regularly train with at the gym, one of whom is only 160 pounds, can lift 150 kg which is around 330 pounds, doing proper squats (I know they are fully legit because I know personal trainers) so I can see many guys on the pro tour doing 300 pounds with ease.

Leelord337
03-05-2008, 08:03 AM
Hewitt said Agassi was giving him pointers about his game.

I bet they are both enjoying themselves silly bashing Federer now.

Hewitt: Never won against him, the guy was just always lucky

Agassi: I won the French and the Olympics, he will never win them before he retires. I played for 20 years, he will probably disappear in another couple of years

Hewitt: Shaky backhand, but always survived because of his serve. Now everyone knows his tactics and don't get surprised by his short slice anymore

Agassi: Tell me about it. Was talking to Pete earlier today, and was he thrilled to think Fed ain't gonna win any more Slams

Hewitt: What about this Nadal guy? How long is he gonna last?

Agassi: Who cares, he ain't gonna win any Slam other than RG

Hewitt: We were the best

Agassi: And always will be

hahaha, funny stuff. Don't think thats true. Yano in this interview federer said he wants to play until he is 35 and this is after his loss to djokovic at the AO: http://www.wfan.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=1385361

the green god
03-05-2008, 08:12 AM
Everybody benches 315, squats 405, and deads 500 on the internet. I have seen too many guys to count who do quarter and half reps get their azz buried when they try to do a legitimate squat. As anybody who has had 300 to 400 lbs on their back can tell you, an inch is a MILE when it comes to squatting.

Ocean Drive
03-05-2008, 08:17 AM
Absolutely ridiculous, these guys I tell you cannot bench 315, more like 220 or something. 300lb squats aren't that difficult for somebody with strong legs, for me it doesn't come too difficult although it hurts my back, all I have been doing for the last 8 months is my legs due to both of my shoulders have problems.

Leublu tennis
03-09-2008, 03:47 AM
I can't believe that someone hasn't come up with a picture. Come on.

wyutani
03-09-2008, 02:37 PM
Maybe he's taking some performance enhancing stuff now that he's out of the tour ;)

lolz, funny. but nothing illegal i hope.

superman1
03-09-2008, 03:51 PM
Absolutely ridiculous, these guys I tell you cannot bench 315, more like 220 or something. 300lb squats aren't that difficult for somebody with strong legs, for me it doesn't come too difficult although it hurts my back, all I have been doing for the last 8 months is my legs due to both of my shoulders have problems.

Yup, people mainly lie on their bench press numbers. Most people can't even get above 200. But these same people I've seen squat a lot, and they are going to at least parallel. Agassi has ripped quads, as do most other pros, and he has been training for two decades, so he should be able to squat way more than the average gym-goer.

ledor
03-09-2008, 07:50 PM
what the hell, agassi is on roids. Freaking fabulous.

RomanStA
03-10-2008, 08:48 AM
Bigger bicep don't mean better performance though! In fact being a bigger build can hamper performance, for example; your range of motion (RoM). You have to get the balance right!
The problem i've found is that weight training is difficult to do during the tennis season itself because you need sufficient recovery periods for muscular adaptations and develpment to occur. Sore muscles during practise and match play isn't ideal as this can increase the chance of injury.
Since the professionals almost play all year round nowadays i find it hard to grasp the timings of their 'hard core gym' sessions!?
Andre has had plenty of time recently to increase his muscle mass and maybe he has concentrated on this in order to keep up with the harder hitting more physical game of today. It will be intersting to see how he does!

smoothtennis
03-10-2008, 11:19 AM
I can't believe that someone hasn't come up with a picture. Come on.

Here's a little vid of a tennis player (me?) DLing 400lbs, off season. Just a little fun to do it once, LOL. I haven't lifted heavy again since that day, hehe.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ecpD0YHYEsU

thanu
03-10-2008, 06:05 PM
Here's a little vid of a tennis player (me?) DLing 400lbs, off season. Just a little fun to do it once, LOL. I haven't lifted heavy again since that day, hehe.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ecpD0YHYEsU


I think people are impressed with heavy lifting, when the person doesn't look like they can lift it. For instance, if you look at your video, you're a lot heavier than Agassi.. easily over 200lbs. 405 (olympic bar + 4 45's on each side) isn't that impressive for someone of your weight.. no offense. I work as a fitness specialist/personal trainer, and I have pretty impressive deadlift, squat, bench numbers, but I surely won't post them. That's the thing with posting on youtube, you will get criticism. There is a guy in the side bar of your video who is doing 405 at 165, which isn't bad.

-Thanu

smoothtennis
03-10-2008, 07:00 PM
I think people are impressed with heavy lifting, when the person doesn't look like they can lift it. For instance, if you look at your video, you're a lot heavier than Agassi.. easily over 200lbs. 405 (olympic bar + 4 45's on each side) isn't that impressive for someone of your weight.. no offense. I work as a fitness specialist/personal trainer, and I have pretty impressive deadlift, squat, bench numbers, but I surely won't post them. That's the thing with posting on youtube, you will get criticism. There is a guy in the side bar of your video who is doing 405 at 165, which isn't bad.

-Thanu

Yeah I know Thanu, np. I weighed 200 in that vid, 194 right now, and the cool thing is...I had built up to 300, then took a few months to do 400 for some buddies, just for fun, and plus, that was fun.

Say what you want, 400 pounds is not light, believe me, I pulled it, and that is some heavy stuff. But I hear what you are saying. Hey...I'm just a tennis player ok? LOL. (and someone asked for pics...)

The real thing to criticize on my vid is my stomach, hehe.

BTW, being a trainer and all, you should know Pavel. I used his Power to the People routine to build up to that deadlift. Cool eh?


That's the thing with posting on youtube, you will get criticism. There is a guy in the side bar of your video who is doing 405 at 165, which isn't bad.


Ah, I don't really care what youtube peeps think. Besides, my form is good on that lift, you should know being a PT. As you know, form is what is important on deadlifts. It doesn't matter what other people lift really, I wanted a strong core and I have it, so I'm happy. My impressive lift is long gone now. I benched 275 at a body weight of 148 lbs. my junior year in high school. I wish I could lift a ratio like that now!!!

thanu
03-11-2008, 06:37 PM
Yeah I know Thanu, np. I weighed 200 in that vid, 194 right now, and the cool thing is...I had built up to 300, then took a few months to do 400 for some buddies, just for fun, and plus, that was fun.

Say what you want, 400 pounds is not light, believe me, I pulled it, and that is some heavy stuff. But I hear what you are saying. Hey...I'm just a tennis player ok? LOL. (and someone asked for pics...)

The real thing to criticize on my vid is my stomach, hehe.

BTW, being a trainer and all, you should know Pavel. I used his Power to the People routine to build up to that deadlift. Cool eh?



Ah, I don't really care what youtube peeps think. Besides, my form is good on that lift, you should know being a PT. As you know, form is what is important on deadlifts. It doesn't matter what other people lift really, I wanted a strong core and I have it, so I'm happy. My impressive lift is long gone now. I benched 275 at a body weight of 148 lbs. my junior year in high school. I wish I could lift a ratio like that now!!!

Hi... I didn't mean to sound overly harsh, I mean, I wouldn't consider myself a powerlifter either, but at one time, I considered myself pretty strong, then I picked up one of those powerlifting magazines, and saw what people were lifting.. needless to say, I was pretty humbled after that! lol

We probably have similar power lifting numbers... I benched 275 in high school as well at around 150 pounds... I had to do a one rep max for squats in a strength and conditioning class in college, which was 2.4 times your bodyweight (I think I weighed 170 at the time).. that wasn't easy, I think I squatted 360 something (whatever 2.4 times 170 is)...

Your form on the deadlift was very good from what I could see.. back was straight, movement was correct (straight up and straight down).. 10/10 for form. :-) Now, as far as 400 being heavy.. well, for the normal person.. yes.. but for a powerlifter no.. unless you're like 130. My max deadlift so far is 405 at a bodyweight of 175 (no straps, no belt, no wraps, just some chalk), and that by no means is outstanding.

It's hard to keep up any kind of powerlifting numbers when you play tennis a lot. Since I started playing 3-7 times a week, my powerlifting numbers have pummeled....


-Thanu