View Full Version : Henin: parting with Pat Etchebery a mistake?

01-29-2006, 01:18 PM
OK, most of you know the result by now.

Until several months ago, JHH was trained/conditioned by Pat
Etcheberry. He put a lot of emphasis on strength development, one
could see Justine being really muscled up.

Perhaps that regimen was too hard and burned her out, or made her too sensitive to various diseases (such as the mono, which she had), but it took her to the top.

As a result of hamstring injuries, she concluded the regimen by
Etchebery was too harsh on her, made her too fragile, and decided to
switch her physical training to some university in Belgium, from
Florida, where it had been.

One could see the change on her at the AO: leaner, meaner, very nimble, but definitely less muscled, and at the start of the final, looking weak and pale.

Question: has she become too weak in the process?

01-29-2006, 01:43 PM
I think it's too early to tell.