How does Tennis players keep their metabolism so perfect??

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  1. tusharlovesrafa

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    It's kinda of a question different from other threads ..I really want to know how does a tennis player keep their metabolism so good..What do they generally eat before the day of their match??I heard that rafa doesn't eat meat before a day of his match..Pls Discuss..:)
     
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  2. Mainad

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    I believe Djokovic doesn't eat anything with gluten! :cool:
     
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    they probably have to eat a mixture of the different types of food.
     
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    No **** sherlock. They just eat lettuce.
     
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    Jimmy Connors still looks like he's at his playing weight at age 58, and his pre-match meal was......two hamburgers, on buns, and three glasses of Coke. (per Tennis Magazine --- I never get tired of posting this trivia).
     
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    would be good if you could take some advice from them and control yours better, tushy... what a mess you've made of the carpet, the other day ! :-|
     
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    And the acid from the Cokes went into his hips and voila semi paraplegic now. Dumb ****.
     
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    Noh noh i didn't do anything...It's your fault You didn't tell me the direction of the toilet.I m barely 2 yrs old..
     
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    Wow, Bjorn... You're just a ray of sunshine.
     
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    Is this a joke question? Is the



    Your metabolism level is something you are born with. Some people can get to a reasonable age eating junk whilst looking healthy on the outside. Some put on weight easier because they have a slower metabolism. Metabolism doesn't mean diet.
     
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    But you can forge your metabolism...
    I did it :wink:
     
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    I hope some serious people will help you establish what food are best for tennis players.
    Generally speaking, you need carbs, little protein (much less than the amount eaten in the US), lots of veggies and fruits, good oils (olive, almond). No processed food, if possible. Quantities must be small, due to activity on/off court: this I think helps maintain "good metabolism".
    You might want (even if you are a male) to check out Navratilova's book, "Shape yourself".
     
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    Pasta is a staple for most athletes pre and post match.

    Unless you're an NBA player (or 1980s Agassi), then McDonalds is what keeps them going.
     
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    And some Prosciutto and Parmegiano Reggiano.

    If quantities must be "small," how can there be "lots" of veggies and fruits?
     
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    A lot of it is genetics. Usually those that are genetically superior don't train nor eat optimally at all.
     
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    They exercise all day long.
    That means they burn a lot of calories.
    Thus they stay thin.
    Not really rocket science.
     
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    playing tennis 2-5 hours a day does the trick
     
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    Nadal: eats a mix of Mentos and orange peels
    Federer: rat blood
    Djokovic: liquid boron.
     
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    Unless you're Serena who is going to be a fat ass no matter how much tennis she plays she looks like a dog compared to Julia Gorges.

    There's definitely more female tennis players with little bellies than the male players (Bagdaghtis excepted).
     
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    Excercising all day, can actually lead to weight GAIN. Look at Federer, LOOK at that lower stomach!!! That is cortisol stress from OVER excercise and the estrogenic effect of being a plastic person in the era of plastic.

    All the old parardigms of weight loss, weight gain and optimum diet have been thrown out by anyone who knows what is up. Problem is, one expert out of a million experts knows of this. So the useless misinformation swirls around, USELESSLY.

    Its not being a ray of sunshine. Or a ray of darkness, its about being a beacon of light in a civilization of half truths, uselessness, and outright garbage. Ever since plastic came into being in the sixties, people have been swelling up like balloons. Its HISTORIC.
     
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    I heard Federer eats a Kit Kat before a match!
     
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    heres how they do it:

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    Correct answer.
     
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    Nadal eats a lot of bananas, his handlers toss a couple into his room every couple of hours.
     
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    Why does that not surprise me?
     
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