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chess9 02-29-2008 03:31 AM

Pic of Roddick on cover of Men's Fitness!
 
I don't know what Roddick has been pumping, but it ain't the lotion bottle! He's looking seriously beefy for a tennis player. Has anyone else seen it? When was that pic taken? Anyone know?

-Robert

Phil 02-29-2008 03:38 AM

Is this a recent issue, or from months ago? It was a fake. In an interview even Roddick admited that it was doctored. That is, if this is the picture that I think it is.

Nuke 02-29-2008 03:38 AM

Was this the photoshopped pic from awhile back or a new one? The photoshopped one had a topic here when it first came out.

Nuke 02-29-2008 03:44 AM

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133962


chess9 02-29-2008 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Nuke (Post 2125402)

Yes. That one. I can believe it was PS'd. I didn't think he was that beefy, but you never know today with everything that's available. :) I doubt Andy would do drugs though.

-Robert

chess9 02-29-2008 04:03 AM

That guy has some good arms and delts. Not to bang Roddick though, as he's a strong guy for his size. You can't be that huge and play tennis at the pro level, IMHO. Too bad.

-Robert

Ocean Drive 02-29-2008 07:33 AM

Roddick said something like "Little did I know I had 18 inch guns" :D

JRstriker12 02-29-2008 07:37 AM

In one interview, he said that Nadal wanted his arms back.

Fee 02-29-2008 09:05 AM

Yep, he said both those things, pretty quickly after the cover came out. He was very public about the fact that he does not look like that and he was just as surprised as everyone else that the magazine did so much doctoring to the photo.

chess9 02-29-2008 09:38 AM

I totally missed the thread on this. I've got to stop spending so much time trying to convert right wingers in Rants and Raves! I'm missing all the fun.

-Robert

scotus 02-29-2008 09:54 AM

Does this mean "Men's Fitness" doctors all of their cover photos?

chess9 02-29-2008 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by scotus (Post 2126016)
Does this mean "Men's Fitness" doctors all of their cover photos?

I'm sure they do. They are competing with the muscle mags, with their half naked froggy men pumped full of steroids, growth hormones, and who knows what else?

You could do worse than model your physique on the real Roddick. He's in pretty good shape for a tennis player. He certainly doesn't train with Nalbandian!!

-Robert

CGMemphis 02-29-2008 01:28 PM

Yea, thats completely photoshopped. They admmitted it and its really the standard in the cover magazine industry to ps the heck our of someone.

http://bumpshack.com/2007/05/26/andy...red-mag-cover/

http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/20...ed_muscles.php

chess9 02-29-2008 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by CGMemphis (Post 2126517)
Yea, thats completely photoshopped. They admmitted it and its really the standard in the cover magazine industry to ps the heck our of someone.

http://bumpshack.com/2007/05/26/andy...red-mag-cover/

http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/20...ed_muscles.php


Good grief, why do people feel the need to attack Andy? (see the first article above) He loses his temper a bit too often, but beyond that he's a lights out tennis player. He's also very young and going to make a lot of mistakes socially. Let him grow up....

-Robert

tricky 02-29-2008 02:59 PM

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They are competing with the muscle mags, with their half naked froggy men pumped full of steroids, growth hormones, and who knows what else?
Nah, that's not true. Most of the men's fitness mags are owned by the publishers that also put the BB publications. Most of the touching up is standard issue for all kinds of magazines with attractive people upfront. Roddick was an extreme example, though.

chess9 02-29-2008 03:43 PM

Yes, they own a couple of similar pubs, but they don't own about 3 or 4 others they compete with, and only Flex would come close to this publication among their stable of mags.
-Robert

tricky 02-29-2008 03:57 PM

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Yes, they own a couple of similar pubs, but they don't own about 3 or 4 others they compete with, and only Flex would come close to this publication among their stable of mags.
Yeah, but when Weider started coming out with the Men's Fitness mags, they were deliberately going for a counter-rebrand. In fact, the selling point in those mags isn't models of size, but models who have a tiny waistline and an accentuated upper torso. (And most of the touching up is in the abs and chest, just like with women)

Now, they mostly promote athletes and largely it's not in any sense intentionally competitive with the BB image at all. The impetus is in creating a masculine image that is not incompatible with metrosexual images created by GQ and other gentlemen's magazines. Whereas BB magazines usually show a big guy with a hot woman in order to play up masculine (i.e. adolescent) virility and the like.

I'm not sure why they felt they needed to touch up Roddick's forearms, except perhaps only to redress long-standing perceptions of tennis not being a "macho" sport. Completely different market now.

Magix 02-29-2008 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JRstriker12 (Post 2125735)
In one interview, he said that Nadal wanted his arms back.

:lol:

Good comment, JR!

chess9 02-29-2008 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by tricky (Post 2126835)
Yeah, but when Weider started coming out with the Men's Fitness mags, they were deliberately going for a counter-rebrand. In fact, the selling point in those mags isn't models of size, but models who have a tiny waistline and an accentuated upper torso. (And most of the touching up is in the abs and chest, just like with women)

Now, they mostly promote athletes and largely it's not in any sense intentionally competitive with the BB image at all. The impetus is in creating a masculine image that is not incompatible with metrosexual images created by GQ and other gentlemen's magazines. Whereas BB magazines usually show a big guy with a hot woman in order to play up masculine (i.e. adolescent) virility and the like.

I'm not sure why they felt they needed to touch up Roddick's forearms, except perhaps only to redress long-standing perceptions of tennis not being a "macho" sport. Completely different market now.

Well, it seems to me they are competing for a similar cross-section of the male population. I read all the bodybuilding mags, for instance, as do my sons. None of us are bodybuilders. In fact, I prefer the hardcore BB mags to the fluffy, metrosexual crap with articles on how to pick up a woman or styling your moustache. BLECH! BUT, a guy who reads Muscular Development might also read a fluffy mag like Men's Fitness it seems to me, particularly younger guys.

So, sheezh, I don't know for sure, Tricky, I'm a bloody old lawyer. (shoot me now :) ) It just seems a bit over the top to pump up Roddick as though tennis players can get 20 inch guns or something. Yeah, I noticed they trimmed Roddick's waistline about 4 inches too. :)

-Robert

nadalfan! 02-29-2008 04:35 PM

Lay off the steroids! Well, that would explain the 140+ mph serves..... :lol:


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