Who has the best/perfect physique muscles/body frame for badminton past current?

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  1. Pakito

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    Too tall, too thin, too short, perfect set of muscles, pour in your ideas on what is and what is not good physique for badminton?

    What sets of muscles should you built on or concentrate upon? What set of muscles that you definitely stay away from?

    What about jumping? We have not seen players jump as high as Zhao Jianhua nowadays? What about players like Akane? Is she the perfect speedy Gonzalez?

    And last of all, does muscles build movement, or movement build muscles? Chicken and egg conundrum? :confused:

    Please pour in your 1000cents.
     
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    First let me commend you on your nice sketches of yourself...

    Imho as long as you have lots of explosive muscle fibres that can perform well in aerobic and extended anaerobic conditions and can recover and repair quickly on rest days, then you have a good headstart on someone else who doesn't.
     
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    Good point. What if you don't have these explosive fibres? Are you able to make more of it or that's just the way it is?
     
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    Interesting topic. IMHO, badminton is a great game because even with perceived non-advantageous physical characteristics, people can still even out the differences in a match
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    Hi Visor :D

    I think a lot of players have quite... mild physiques. I mean Kashyap's physique doesn't look anything special. I wouldn't look at him outside and think, 'That's a pro athlete right there'.

    On the other hand, players like the Koreans have thighs like tree trunks.
     
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    Kashyap is ripped, his legs don't look that muscular but he is very light on his feet and his upper body is mostly all muscle. His 2014 Commonwealth games win when he takes his shirt off after winning the match proves this.

    First and foremost the core muscles are very important to train. Your abs, waist and lower back are used greatly for twisting and reaching for the shuttlecock.

    Badminton also involves a lot of lunging movements in the legs, this engages the quadriceps and hamstring muscles of the thigh as well as the gluteus maximus. The adductors and abductors, located on the inside and outside of your thighs, respectively, are also heavily involved, especially when you lunge in multiple directions.

    Finally hitting the shuttlecock involves the muscles in your chest, shoulders and upper back and forearms to name a few.

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    Muscles and body frame are a big part of this sport, be it any sport, depending on whether they are an added advantage or the opposite. However, the more muscles you packed on, the heavier you get, the more burden on your two legs, the faster you tired out. I don't know if there is a mean ratio for muscles to body weight, but there should be.

    We can account of superb players in the past like Swie King, Hou Jia Chang and, Tang Hsien Fu. Swie King has tremendous shoulder musculature while Hou does not, but he can bend like Mr Reed of Fantastic Four and still actively competing at the age of 34. 76a_exposure.jpg 76b_exposure.jpg
     
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    Regardless of ax1000x 1000 muscles and 'fiber optic cable' in your limbs that you have, I feel, it's a must, that you start wearing protective gear over your knees, at starting at 21. :) You will thank yourself later for this good decision.
     
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    Ko Sung Hyun_080801.jpg Muscles work by contracting, not stretching, so if you have more quads on your thighs, your legs can straightened faster or you can jump with ease, if you have more biceps femoris on the other hand, you can lower yourself faster.
     
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    Lee Yong Dae_080801.jpg I think you need more triceps than biceps? so more force is focus on straightening your arm, whereas lest force is needed to bend your arm.
     
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    akane.jpg tiger.jpg ThomasStuer.jpg giraffe.jpg ICuk.jpg hariyanto.jpg

    Akane - low gravity and stabil ready to pounce like the tiger
    Anyone knows giraffe Thomas Steur Lauridsen - Rashid bogeyman
    Look at Icuk's thighs
    ANyone remembers Hariyanto Arbi- jumping jack who don't need wings
     
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    model.jpg If you only have rudimentary muscles, you still can be my mix partner anytime. ;)

    model.jpg Gripping the racket wrongly also can, I cover for you.
     
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    Peter-Rasmussen-L-600x380web-600x330.jpg Not many know this guy, Peter Rasmussen, but he is a former world champion. I think he has just about everything of the right proportion.
     
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    images (1).jpg No introduction needed, badminton prodigy Zhao who grew thinner and thinner while burdened with lung disease went on to win big medals before retiring. Chicken was probably bad for his lungs.
     
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    Morten, a slim lanky player, but not as tall as some europeans are, is least likely to be thought as having fast and twitching muscle and fibers to propel into F1 speed category, but he indeed, was world no.1 for 7 years with 4 AE victories under his belt. His era was filled with nemesis like Yang Yang, Xiong, Zhao, Icuk, Prakash etc and they were no flash in the pan nemesis to play with. Frost don't do jumping smashes maybe he is tall enough. His footwork is tremendously smooth. He doesn't have muscular shoulders like Yang Yang, neither does he have muscular thighs like Icuk or Xiong, in short, he is just a skinny guy. So for all you skinny badminton players aspiring to be world champion, you are on the right track..
     
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    One of the quickest players on the tour. Muscle builds movement, at least according too Lee Chun Hel...
     

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