AO: Stosur obviously not using PEDs

ttbrowne

Hall of Fame
Good god, look at the size of Stosurs arms and upper body. Reminds me of Barry Bonds & Mark McGuire. C'mon, can someone tell me with a straight face that she's not using a PED.
 

als47

Rookie
She looks really built for a tennis player, but not as much as your average woman bodybuilder. I don't think it HAS to be PEDs.
 

jonnythan

Professional
There's no reason to think she's juicing. She clearly works out and has fairly low BF, but she doesn't have so much muscle that it's gotta be unnatural.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Good god, look at the size of Stosurs arms and upper body. Reminds me of Barry Bonds & Mark McGuire. C'mon, can someone tell me with a straight face that she's not using a PED.
Her arms are bigger than Nadal head....maybe she is using Peds. If the ATP drug testers haven't caught her than she is innocent.
 
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1970CRBase

Guest
Maybe it's because the other girls are so flabby that Stosur's fitness stands out.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Her arms are cut and healthy for sure, but there are other ladies around with legs that are bigger than Sam's. Looking at her facial features, it doesn't occur to me that she has what looks like some sort of overdevelopment or puffiness that can accompany steroid use. As tight as the drug testing has become in pro tennis, it's hard to believe that she's messing with that stuff.
 

jonnythan

Professional
Serena has a lot more muscle mass than Stosur. If she got down to 15% body fat she'd put most of the men on tour to shame.

I just saw a new picture of Serena today. With abs. If a woman that big can have abs, a thin one like Stosur can have some deltoids.
 

ben123

Professional
musclemass has nothing to do with taking drugs/steroids etc.

everyone can build up arm muscle.

nowadays players dont take something obvious. do you think they are this stupid? if players take drugs then its something which doesnt build up big muscles but enhances endurance, reduces pain etc...
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
musclemass has nothing to do with taking drugs/steroids etc.

everyone can build up arm muscle.

nowadays players dont take something obvious. do you think they are this stupid? if players take drugs then its something which doesnt build up big muscles but enhances endurance, reduces pain etc...
they dont have to be that cautious what with the swiss cheese testing system in place.

that said, its amazing that someone playing a highly cardio intense sport like tennis can maintain such muscle....especially a female.
 

ben123

Professional
they dont have to be that cautious what with the swiss cheese testing system in place.

that said, its amazing that someone playing a highly cardio intense sport like tennis can maintain such muscle....especially a female.
ye thats right. but look at petkovic. she is pretty muscular, too (sixpack..) and i really dont think she took something.

i think its possible for sam
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
ye thats right. but look at petkovic. she is pretty muscular, too (sixpack..) and i really dont think she took something.

i think its possible for sam
its one thing to have abs, its something else to have ripped shoulders, arms and back muscles.
 

volleygirl

Semi-Pro
There's no reason to think she's juicing. She clearly works out and has fairly low BF, but she doesn't have so much muscle that it's gotta be unnatural.


She has bigger shoulders and biceps than anyone even on the mens tour but youre right. Theres NOOOO reason to think shes cheating with PEDs.
 

jonnythan

Professional
She has bigger shoulders and biceps than anyone even on the mens tour but youre right. Theres NOOOO reason to think shes cheating with PEDs.
She's 5'8, 140 lbs. Most of the men on tour don't lift heavy, but she probably does.

And at that height and weight she doesn't have bigger shoulders than any of them anyway. She's cut, and most men aren't. The low body fat on her arms and shoulders gives the appearance of much more muscle mass than there is. If she put on 5-10 pounds she would look a lot more normal.
 

volleygirl

Semi-Pro
She's 5'8, 140 lbs. Most of the men on tour don't lift heavy, but she probably does.

And at that height and weight she doesn't have bigger shoulders than any of them anyway. She's cut, and most men aren't. The low body fat on her arms and shoulders gives the appearance of much more muscle mass than there is. If she put on 5-10 pounds she would look a lot more normal.

Come on man, she looks like Cory Everson shes so big. If you think she just "blend in" if she added 5-10 lbs, youre crazy.
 

NamRanger

G.O.A.T.
Her arms are cut and healthy for sure, but there are other ladies around with legs that are bigger than Sam's. Looking at her facial features, it doesn't occur to me that she has what looks like some sort of overdevelopment or puffiness that can accompany steroid use. As tight as the drug testing has become in pro tennis, it's hard to believe that she's messing with that stuff.


False. This is a misconception. Drug testing in tennis is extremely soft compared to many other sports.
 
The average person does not know what fit is. They sit at home all day eating McCrap'n'the Hole and then cry when they encounter someone better than them. They have nothing left in their lives but to hate other people and make false accusations.

Any of you fools watch LFL, 5'8 140 is nothing, and Serena got up to 170 or so.

Go to the gym and do something with your lives instead of getting uglier and fatter and more pathetic. LOL
 

volleygirl

Semi-Pro
The average person does not know what fit is. They sit at home all day eating McCrap'n'the Hole and then cry when they encounter someone better than them. They have nothing left in their lives but to hate other people and make false accusations.

Any of you fools watch LFL, 5'8 140 is nothing, and Serena got up to 170 or so.

Go to the gym and do something with your lives instead of getting uglier and fatter and more pathetic. LOL


Wow, Barry Bonds is on the forum.
 

athiker

Hall of Fame
Friend of mine used to room with her at the institute of sport in Canberra, says she worked harder in the gym than anyone, and that was ten years ago!
I obviously have no idea about the question at hand, but remember AFAIK roids don't magically give one bigger muscles, my understanding is they shorten recovery time so that you can hit the gym harder and more often than without them and build more muscle.

That said, from the few pics of Stosur's family that I've seen she does not come from thin "stock". If she didn't work out like crazy she would probably be pretty chunky...lets check back in 10 or 15 years. Like Nadal, take a look at uncle Tony, he's no string bean so its not surprising Rafa has some thickness to him. Same with Woz...granted she's not ripped, but from her body type and her Dad's, I doubt it would take much more than some serious lifting and diet dedication to get some pretty serious looking guns on her as well and start some rumors.

Taking snapshots of someone's muscles when they are fully taut is not a sure sign of PED use...impressive looking tensed muscles are not that hard to come by both via genetics and work. I'm not being a blind Pollyanna either, I know they are out there, its just I don't think the snapshot pic test is the final word.
 

chay337

Rookie
Friend of mine used to room with her at the institute of sport in Canberra, says she worked harder in the gym than anyone, and that was ten years ago!
Wouldn't doubt that at all. It's funny seeing people who have never worked out hard once in their life make silly accusations of PEDs/AAS.
 

chay337

Rookie
The average person does not know what fit is. They sit at home all day eating McCrap'n'the Hole and then cry when they encounter someone better than them. They have nothing left in their lives but to hate other people and make false accusations.

Any of you fools watch LFL, 5'8 140 is nothing, and Serena got up to 170 or so.

Go to the gym and do something with your lives instead of getting uglier and fatter and more pathetic. LOL
:lol::lol::lol:
 

6-2/6-4/6-0

Semi-Pro
This is a totally bullocks accusation. Stosur is known for being bananas about her fitness and preparation. She's always worked hard, and unless she started doping as a teen, hasn't radically changed her physique in a way that would suggest that she's doping. It's years of hard work and constantly building on the foundation that she has laid.
 

TERRASTAR18

Hall of Fame
The average person does not know what fit is. They sit at home all day eating McCrap'n'the Hole and then cry when they encounter someone better than them. They have nothing left in their lives but to hate other people and make false accusations.

Any of you fools watch LFL, 5'8 140 is nothing, and Serena got up to 170 or so.

Go to the gym and do something with your lives instead of getting uglier and fatter and more pathetic. LOL
tell em'....
 

TERRASTAR18

Hall of Fame
they dont have to be that cautious what with the swiss cheese testing system in place.

that said, its amazing that someone playing a highly cardio intense sport like tennis can maintain such muscle....especially a female.
it's called weightlifting......
 

christo

Hall of Fame
if only Stosur could hit a BH slice, which requires no muscle BTW she might still be in the tournament. Her problem is between the ears, not thighs. Well maybe that also but I digress.
 

Fate Archer

Hall of Fame
Given her result at the Aussie, I think it's safe to say that she cycled down in the off-season.

Expect her to come strong at the FO and USO.
 
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