Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by goforgold99, Jun 12, 2008.
He said this in the post-match interview today. 2 years ago he was 80 kg he said
he's gained lots of muscle
In what context did he say this? Did he say he was still not feeling too fit or anything? It's pretty worrying if it's fat to be honest. If he's pulling weights to try and outmuscle Nadal or something it's something else. it would explain why he's making so many errors as well
OMG - he is now (almost) as big as MILKA
187 cm and 88 kg. Sounds perfectly healthy to me.
....... is that too skinny? or too fat?
What's the big deal? With the capitalized "WOW", I was expecting something truly shocking...
And what context was this in?
Nadal fed him an 8 kilo bagel at Roland Garros.
That explains the decrease in his level of play.
He's stronger this year, though. As long as it doesn't restrict his movement, it's not a problem.
Ok so he is 88 kilos. No big deal.
88 kg = 193.6 lbs.
I mentioned in a previous thread in the past that Fed does seem to be heavier than the weight list on the ATP site (at the time, he was listed as 77 kg), but many people claimed it impossible for Fed to weigh more than 180 lbs...
who in this thread has ACTUALLY seen Federer in person?
I sure have at the 2007 us open during a practice session with tim henman.. Fed came over to sign autographs after the practice and was face to face with me.
he has a big frame, broad shoulders and thick legs.. i'm not surprised he's 193 lbs.
what is amazing is that at 193 lbs, Fed can move so quickly with such agility.
on the contrary, Roddick at about 200 - 205 lbs is so sluggish on the court in terms of movement.
Yeah,Fed is a fairly tall,broad shouldered guy.I don't understand why so many people consider him a wimp and skinny here,he has the perfect build for tennis IMO and is very athletic.
here is the post match interview
the weight issue is mentioned in the response to the 4th question
federer is 80 kg. if he was 88kg he would be 3 kg heavier than nadal and im sorry but looking at them there is no chance of that. Roddick weights 88 kg though.
I laughed at this one.
When they put him on the scale, he probably had Barricades, his Rolex, and a few k90's on his back.
There's no way in hell Feder is 88kg. It's not easy to add 8kg of muscle. It doesn't happen without a serious lifting program, it would be VERY apparent and announcers would constantly talk about how much he's bulked, and it would slow him down significantly.
Chad Johnson is 6'1" 192. Does Roger look like this?
steroid enhanced athletes should not be compared to rogi
If you did not know, fat is actually heavier than muscles. Ask bodybuilders.
100m runners in track and field, at least some of them, were very light compared to the way they looked Maurice Green to name an example. Also bone structure has something to do with it, genetics. Some people are bulky and light, while others looks slim but are heavyer than it seems.
He looks a bit less toned now.
no my friend you're wrong.Fat is lighter than muscles but it takes more space.
Fed does seem to be bigger now. I think he should lose 5-10 lbs to improve his agility.
it looked to me like he had a bit of a belly at the french
and muscle is definately heavier than fat
Yeah but he's got no hair on his head.
maybe it's all that nose-muscle??
I must be ignorant. Can you tell me what differences I should expect between a steroid enhanced 6'1" 192 and a non-steroid enhanced 6'1" 192 assuming approximately the same levels of body fat on two elite athletes?
LOL...but hey palikero, in that link you provided, I found no mention of the 88 kilograms that Federer said he weighs. Anybody have the complete interview?
Well...Federer probably has a higher percentage of body-fat...not saying he is fat, I'm talking relatively.
Yea, I noticed a bit of a gut at the French Open when Federer served , but he still is pretty fit.
Is this the beginning of the 'Fat Fed thread' era?
Fat Dave will be happy, it takes some of the heat from him. And Mirka, well...
Here's my greek friend to prove me wrong. Actually what I ment to say is that one can look more bulky but not because of muscles but fat storage, the healthy fat storage beneath the skin we all need. You are correct of course, I just wanted to point out that Roddick's lean apearance and yet greater weight than Federer is due to his muscular body whereas Fed is not as muscular but has a good tennis built with broad shoulders as many said.
Ps - healthy is having 16 - 25% of fat in overall body weight. Athletes go as low as 5-6% and some of them, notably body builders n peak for competition while drinking laxatives - they can be as low as 3% and thus they cramp a lot on stage !
Picking "Ocho Cinco" means you have picked the one position that enhancement for size help the least. 88 kg in an trained athlete is not a bulky package at all.
People here aren't accounting for the fact that there are different kinds of muscle.
Look, the muscle that body-builders build up is different from the muscle of professional weight-lifters. Huge bulky types have a lot of "muscle", for sure, but aren't as strong as power-lifters, who don't look as "bulked up". It has to do with lifting many reps of a lower weight (bulking up), vs. lifting a few reps near your maximum ability to lift (adding muscle density, increasing efficiency of muscle-recruitment, for strength).
Federer could very well be stronger, but not look like that specimen you pointed out.
I doubt he's more than 75 kg.
Even if he himself said he has 88kg just yesterday ? I assume yougot issuesmy friend, why would he lie ?
**** off daddy
Maybe he stepped on the scale after eating.
he looks at least 190lb in those pictures
Nike won't let him wear Barricades.
Would the ATP allow him to wear all that stuff while they weigh him? (^It was a joke, because Barricades are known to be the heavier shoe.)
haha. I know, I was making another joke which didn't turn out funny i see.
Middle-age spread found Fed
behave young man. Its a fact.
Well, that guy has lower bodyfat than Federer. And Fed's giant forearm makes up the rest of the difference.
*gag* I can't imagine having 16-25% body fat, I would feel obese, and revolted.
Is that really considered healthy? I mean, what function does it serve a normal human, nevermind an athelete?
Isn't that like carrying around 20lb backpack full of bacon for the average guy?
There's no way he weighs 193 lbs. In those shirtless pics, look at him compared to the size of his racquet -- and then remember that his racquet has a 90 sq in head. With that in mind, the guy is small. He's more likely closer to 175.
This could be more of the usual inflation that occurs on tour. E.g., all players list themselves as taller than they actually are.
LOL! Ten char
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