1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

  2. It's officially NBA Draft Week! Dave Hardisty and David Weiner discuss the options before the Houston Rockets as they approach the June 26th NBA Draft, holding the #3 pick and the #44 pick. Is it really down to Donovan Clingan and Reed Sheppard? The pair also discuss trade-down possibilities and whether Devin Carter could be intriguing to Ime Udoka. And are the Rockets a darkhorse for a Paul George trade?

Yao interviewed: will lose 15 pounds for new season

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by bob718, May 20, 2009.

  1. RV6

    RV6 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    25,522
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    it's not that difficult, he'd be losing muscle mass, not fat, he didnt say he was gonna run to lose weight, just so he wouldnt put on fat from it being offseason. All he has to do to lose the 15 pounds is stop any resisitance training with his legs, his legs will still be somewhat thick due to his size, but will lose the extra muscle he gained from lifting. 15 lbs wouldnt be too hard considering how large his legs are.

    At least i hope that's what he's planning, it wouldn't make sense to do it any other way. If he does cardio or diets to lose it he'd risk losing upper body muscle/fat as well and you dont want him losing anything up there, if anything he should gain 10 lbs of upper body muscle and still lose the 15 pounds of lower body muscle. In the end his weight will only have dropped by 5, but the distribution would be better and therefore his feet wouldn't take the same pounding.
     
  2. leebigez

    leebigez Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Messages:
    15,548
    Likes Received:
    623
    He can lose weight and get stronger. Its really about core strength from your stomach and through your hips and thighs. As a player gets older, you want to get lighter, but stronger. Yao losing weight will probably make it easier on his lower body, but if he gets stronger in the arms,chest, and thighs, it will give him more stamina and power.
     
  3. bloodwings19

    bloodwings19 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,450
    Likes Received:
    3,987
    IMO, he needs to work on his leg, I think they are way too big for his height. The leaner the size of his leg, the lesser the injury.
     
  4. Yetti

    Yetti Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    9,577
    Likes Received:
    518
    Thank you Bob! this article is very uplifting! Moat appreciated!Y :p
     
  5. blender

    blender Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2002
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    6
    Really great job with the translation, bob718. Thanks.

    A lighter Yao will also hopefully mean a more mobile Yao, which will allow him to play in Adelman's offense better. I expect Adelman to continue putting more variations on how Yao gets his touches in the offense and how Yao gets set up in the low block.

    Hopefully, this will allow him to add a few more years to his career as well. Good news.
     
  6. JujuxG

    JujuxG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    5
    i just got this feeling, yao will be Mvp= next season, avg ppg 25-29 reb 11 block 4
     
  7. MD_in_Training

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    4,104
    Likes Received:
    1,832
    Our offense runs better with Yao putting up 20-22 pts a game, while shooting 55% from the field.
     
  8. RV6

    RV6 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    25,522
    Likes Received:
    1,109

    not quite, you dont want his legs to be too thin either because then he would lose his balance more easily since he's so tall. That increase his chances of twisting an ankle or falling over someone and snapping his leg. right now they are too thick, 15 lbs is probably the most he'd want to lose in his lower body.
     
  9. petey006

    petey006 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    wow nice interview. I had a feeling you translated because yao doesn't know that much english
     
  10. Josephduyho03

    Josephduyho03 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    3
    beside losing 15 lbs, maybe he need to start taking in a lot of calcium to build up his bones. I don't think eating lots of shrimps head provide much calcium.
     
  11. iconoclastic

    iconoclastic Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    6,100
    Likes Received:
    422
    lol wat are you smoking? 4 blocks?!
     
  12. jopatmc

    jopatmc Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    15,368
    Likes Received:
    387
    Hmmm, I was hoping for a 30 lb weight loss. But I'll take 15.
     
  13. Legend Killer

    Legend Killer Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    15
    great interview. Thanks for posting.

    Hopefully the big fella remains healthy next season
     
  14. real_egal

    real_egal Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Messages:
    4,430
    Likes Received:
    247
    Actually shrimp head and body do give you calcium:)
     
  15. Tfor3

    Tfor3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    19,741
    Likes Received:
    22,738

    losing 15 lbs will have a 3 fold reduction in pressure on his knees, ankles/feet. Said another way, 15 extra pounds creates 45-50 lbs of extra pressure on the knees/feet/ankles. So Yao would have about 23 fewer pounds of pressure on EACH of his feet/ankles/knees. That is awesome. He still will be a monster down low, and will still have his J shot and FT shooting. This should improve his in-game longevity and effectiveness (especially since next-year MPG will be reduced) and season long durability should increase. Here is to no freaky injuries like someone kicking his foot and or rolling onto his knee/leg. Oh, and no China-ball, and hopefully a good backup 5--I like how next year looks.


    the net weight off Yao's feet: :eek:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. akuma

    akuma Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    5
    :confused: how did you come up with the physics behind that?
     
  17. Tfor3

    Tfor3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    19,741
    Likes Received:
    22,738
    From graduate school. It is a well established fact. I will quote one article with highlights:

    http://www.synviscone.com/managing-knee-pain/alternative-treatments/weight-loss.aspx

    Being overweight puts a heavy burden on your joints. In fact, for every pound you gain, you put 3 more pounds of pressure on your knees. Over time, this added pressure can contribute to osteoarthritis (OA).

    The bottom line
    Extra weight places stress not only on the knees, but also on the lower back, hips, and feet. The strain, in turn, may make it harder to get around and interfere with the ability to do everyday tasks. By losing excess pounds, you may be able to reduce such problems and improve your ability to stay active. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before starting a new diet and/or exercise program.

    You'll benefit from losing excess weight in many other ways, too, such as reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, breathing problems, and gallbladder disease. And it doesn't take much to start reaping these rewards. A weight loss of as little as 5% of your initial body weight may improve your overall health. If you weigh 200 pounds, that's a loss of just 10 pounds, which also means 30 pounds less pressure on your knees. It's a big payoff for the time and effort you invest in eating better and exercising more.
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. cyruszhang

    cyruszhang Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    1
    wow thanks for the lesson sir
     
  19. Tfor3

    Tfor3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    19,741
    Likes Received:
    22,738
    No problem. I'm no expert, but that always stuck with me from school.
     
  20. JayGoogle

    JayGoogle Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    50,249
    Likes Received:
    41,019
    I like the idea but really...if it consists of running and conditioning and him putting more stress on his feet he should probably pass right?
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now