Monfis drinking Coke during change over

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  1. Dazzler

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    In the fifth set of Monfis and Simon at most change overs Monfis was drinking Coke..How would this help him and would he have not got a pain in his side!!
     
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  2. Dazzler

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    Sorry Monfils spellt his name wrong:)
     
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  3. Cormorant

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    Gilles had a chocolate bar in the fifth set, when he should've had a chocolate milkshake instead.
     
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  4. despo

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    it would give him some caffiene and carbs for energy , hardly different from drinking a powerade
     
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    Does Mofilis have a trainer named "Slim", by any chance?
     
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    I think the sugar and caffeine give a sudden spike in energy.
     
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  8. Dazzler

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    He probably couldn't keep a chocolate Milkshake in his bag but I agree with you it would have been better :)
     
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  9. Dazzler

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    But in my experience Coke gives me a pain in my side where as powerade doesn't
     
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  10. Clarky21

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    Monfils cracks me up. He definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer.
     
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  11. despo

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    chocolate milk is sugar just as a coke is , and chocolate milk would give me side ache for sure ! i hate milk ! lol nasty coating in your mouth is gross
     
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  12. Onehandedbackhand

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    Dumbasses.

    It's why they were dying in the 5th set. You don't drink that kind of crap during a long match, or any match for that matter!
     
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  13. DropShotArtist

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    So what kind of crap are you supposed to drink?
     
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  14. Overdrive

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    I never seen this before!

    Haven't they learned that those beverages are amongst the worst drinks to consume during a match like that?

    For a pro, I thought they would've learned better.

    I guess I'm wrong. :-?
     
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  15. Onehandedbackhand

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    Hmmm...let's see. Water, anything with electrolytes, anything with just enough sugars and sodium to replenish, anything THAT DOESN'T TAKE RUST OFF OF CAR BUMPERS!
     
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  16. pvaudio

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    You are so wrong it's not even funny. Chocolate milk has been researched for years and has countless times been shown to be better than premade recovery and sports drinks.
     
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  17. El Diablo

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    Jimmy Connors' pre-match meal (per Tennis Magazine): 2 hamburgers and 3 glasses of Coca Cola. All it did was propel (so to speak) him to the highest number of singles titles of any male in the open era and get him to a USO semi at age 39. Coke is it!!
     
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    They clearly know that you're not supposed to have that kind of stuff. But they clearly wanted sugar/energy, and decided that having those things were worth the downsides.

    Do you really think pros are too stupid to not know? Of course they did.
     
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  19. Onehandedbackhand

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    Different world...everyone did that.

    And Lendl started obliterating both Connors and McEnroe, who were not fitness freaks, when he got his act together. Need to stay in proper shape for this level of tennis now.
     
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  20. despo

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    that research was funded by the chocolate milk industry , you better go do your reasearch
     
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    Yeah, there's really nothing wrong with this. Oftentimes you can see cyclists doing the same thing during a race. It's not like they're sitting around drinking 5 cans of soda with a bag of potato chips or something...
     
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  22. despo

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    plenty of electrolytes in coke , he was drinking water too
     
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  23. Onehandedbackhand

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    You know who listens to that research? Fat guys.
     
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  24. DRII

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    He's obviously not as serious as other players who have been in the top 10...
     
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  25. Onehandedbackhand

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    I like my electrolytes to NOT take rust off of car bumpers.
     
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  26. despo

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    glad there is one smart person on here :) i know ironman tri atheletes and they can drink up to 2 liters of coke or pepsi on the bike
     
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  27. despo

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    you are correct , you can get fat drinking to much choclate milk
     
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  28. als47

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    I imagine Monfils knows what works for his body by this point. :p The guy is a top athlete and has been for years. If Coke gave him cramps or was otherwise seriously detrimental to his performance, I think he'd be aware of it by now.

    Different things work for different people... there are reasons why certain things are recommended and others discouraged, but at the individual level, those rules don't always hold true.
     
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  29. Onehandedbackhand

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    Do they win?
     
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  30. Onehandedbackhand

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    Did you see what he looked like at the end of the match? What Simon looked like?
     
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  31. Onehandedbackhand

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    Oh, and some of those triathletes that do that...they collapse at the end.
     
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  32. LittleTinGoddess

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    Pro cyclists often drink coke for energy

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  33. TheF1Bob

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    LOL I brought this up in the match thread yesterday.

    No wonder his fitness is so lame. :lol:
     
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  34. Onehandedbackhand

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    Just dumb...it's false energy. The crash is worse.
     
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  35. LittleTinGoddess

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    You can put off the crash by drinking more.
     
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  36. despo

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    false energy compared to what ? dummy , you dont crash if you keep you blood sugar stable by consuming the right amount of calories , carbs etc to sustain your activity
     
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  37. despo

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    thank you !
     
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  38. Onehandedbackhand

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    Lay off the name calling.

    You are not going to justify this whatsoever. That kind of garbage for high level athletes to be at their best is wrong...period.

    And let's get back to tennis. What do Federer, Djokovic, and Ferrer have on changeovers?

    Or Murray, or Nadal?
     
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  39. Onehandedbackhand

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    No one gets to the highest level drinking and eating that garbage...not happening.

    Not anymore.
     
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  40. Gonzalito17

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    honey would have been the best choice for Monfills, not soda
     
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  41. LittleTinGoddess

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    Oh, yeah? So Michael Phelps breakfast of a stack of chocolate chip pancakes, 3 egg sandwiches, grits, and an energy drink, is preventing him from reaching the highest level?
     
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  42. Onehandedbackhand

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    Is he eating that DURING A RACE?!
     
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  43. LittleTinGoddess

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    No, he drinks energy drinks throughout his 5-hr training day.
     
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  44. despo

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    really why?
     
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  45. Onehandedbackhand

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    What kind of energy drinks though? There are good kinds and bad.

    Point is it's not Coke during a race.
     
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  46. Semi-Pro

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    Clearly you do not understand basic nutrition. I suggest you research IIFYM or Flexible Dieting and educate yourself.
     
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  47. Onehandedbackhand

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    Pal, I study this stuff far more stridently that anyone that thinks drinking Coke and eating a candy bar is good for you during a grueling tennis match.
     
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  48. despo

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    HA HA ok that was the best one yet , time for football game and a diet coke !
     
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    That would be my guess. Years ago I was at a minor-league baseball game, and the stadium was designed in such a way that fans could lean over and talk to the pitchers as they warmed up in the bullpen. One of the players had gotten himself a cup of coffee(!) and I was teasing him about why wasn't he drinking Gatorade or some other sports drink. His answer: the caffiene "enhances my performance."
     
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  50. Bobby Jr

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    Coke is actually as good as most so-called sports drinks when diluted down - which Monfils may have done. A drink doesn't need to have a sportsy name or a picture of a sweating athlete on it to be legit for use during sports.

    During the 80s many tennis players drank watered down coke as their in-game drink. I grew up doing it and, when short on a better alternative, still do sometimes.
     
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