Patrick Marleau Appreciation Thread
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12-11-2010, 05:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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This is a screencap from a game last year.
Unfortunately, I deleted the Tampa game or I would cap the other shot of Patty.
Have to say, there was something weird about that "gut". My daughter and I did a double take because he was only fat in a ring around his belly. Muffin-top like when your jeans are too tight.
We both commented that something was pushing his skin up because it looked unnatural. It wasn't like a beer belly or a gut that you usually see on an out of shape dude. And how could he be fat in just that one area?? IDK but I check Patty out enough (I'm not ashamed) and the only time I've gotten the "fat" impression was that one video.
I'm sorry, but I totally disagree with everyone on this thread who thinks Patty is fat. Having been around a fair amount of olympic-level athletes (college friends), I can tell you that sitting shots of stomachs/cores like this, or even standing shots during and after exercise, can look "undefined" or "blobby" even when a person is in ridiculously good shape.
Models, etc. who have obscenely low body fats and very well defined ab muscles are not actually athletic. True athletes's abs and cores aren't actually that nicely defined - more like huge lumps of muscle. When you wear, say, hockey pants and you're in the middle of a game, your muscle tone is a little soft and gets pushed up a bit. it looks a little "pudgy", but in reality, there's not much fat there.
For what it's worth, I think patty looks extremely fit in this shot, for a guy in the middle/just after a game. By the way, I say the same thing about that shirtless Patrick Kane shot, even though i despise the guy. He's obviously fit -- people just don't know what truly athletically fit looks like any more.
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