Stosur’s Physique: Then and Now

#1
Watching Stosur on television now. I haven’t kept up with her much tbh but am struck by how much muscle she has lost.

Does anyone else notice a difference?

Here’s a pic from 2009. She definitely looks thinner now.

 
#4
I have always had major question marks over her physique. Not just that she is muscular - a number of female players are these days as a result of weight training and conditioning. But the shape / volume of her muscles, especially the deltoids and the traps. Reminds me of guys I see at the gym, who clearly aren't drinking only sugar water. Rear deltoids in particular are extremely difficult to develop, so when I see people with significant muscle mass in this area, I am quite sceptical that this was achieved naturally.
 
#11
I've notice her arms... are noticeable smaller. 8-B But, she is older. Or, maybe she stopped working those muscles as much. Those deltoids of Stosur 's use to be ripped.
 

NKDM

Professional
#14
I have always had major question marks over her physique. Not just that she is muscular - a number of female players are these days as a result of weight training and conditioning. But the shape / volume of her muscles, especially the deltoids and the traps. Reminds me of guys I see at the gym, who clearly aren't drinking only sugar water. Rear deltoids in particular are extremely difficult to develop, so when I see people with significant muscle mass in this area, I am quite sceptical that this was achieved naturally.
Bodybuilding insiders say there is an easy way to tell if someone is natty or not - look at their shoulders. Cannonball shoulders and six-pack on top of a sagging gut are said to be classic signs of clen&tren.

Not sure Stosur qualifies or not. She could just be a genetic freak... paging @Hitman
 

Aussie Darcy

Talk Tennis Guru
#15
Bodybuilding insiders say there is an easy way to tell if someone is natty or not - look at their shoulders. Cannonball shoulders and six-pack on top of a sagging gut are said to be classic signs of clen&tren.

Not sure Stosur qualifies or not. She could just be a genetic freak... paging @Hitman
Don't think she has a sagging gut. She's lean and fit and has always been that way. She trains A LOT and it shows.

Recent photos from her first 2 matches in Miami




 
#16
Don't think she has a sagging gut. She's lean and fit and has always been that way. She trains A LOT and it shows.

Recent photos from her first 2 matches in Miami




It's hard to tell in these pics but I think her deltoids are significantly smaller. Was this a tactical decision to lose weight to improve mobility?
 
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