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We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

At the peak of their careers, athletes are forced to keep themselves in great shape. After leaving the big sport, not everyone succeeds in maintaining an ideal figure. We collected photos of athletes who gained extra pounds after retiring from sports, and told why this happens.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson at the peak of his career looked great and was one of the most prominent heavyweights. Alas, after a series of troubles, the legendary boxer began to fail, and after the end of his career he became noticeably stout. Now Mike looks better, but there is no trace of the former relief.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com/miketyson/

Denis Pankratov

Swimming is one of the most suitable sports for a perfectly built figure. Two-time Olympic champion butterfly swimmer Denis Pankratov, after completing his career, gained extra weight, reaching 150 kg. In an interview, Pankratov shared that he intends to get in shape. We wish him strength and good luck!

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com/maximmir71/, www.instagram.com/holdjunesun/

Tonya Harding

A famous American figure skater with a difficult and scandalous career. Now Tonya is clearly not in the best shape, and figure skating does not forgive extra pounds.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com/therealtonyaharding /

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

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Ronaldo

One of the best players in the history of football began to gain extra while still a football player, which significantly reduced his enchanting career ... In 2011, Nibbler gave up football and now can eat chips on the beach without a twinge of conscience.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com / ronaldo /

Yevgeny Kafelnikov

The most titled tennis player in Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov also lost his form, completing his professional career. However, Eugene himself talks about extra pounds on social networks and actively trains to lose weight.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com / yevgenykafelnikov /

Ronaldinho

Another Brazilian star who, having hung his boots on a nail, relaxed. In his youth, Ronaldinho did not hesitate to celebrate goals by throwing off his shirt and exposing his abs. Today he is the official ambassador of FC Barcelona. In the photo, the football functionary has a small belly.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com/ronaldinho/

Anna Semenovich

Perhaps not everyone remembers this, but Anna Semenovich is a professional figure skater. After the end of her sports career, Anna recovered, but this did not stop her from becoming a star in show business and attracting men with her forms.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram.com/ann_semenovich/

Diego Maradona

The legendary Argentinean became famous not only as a phenomenal football player, but also as a great connoisseur of bad habits. Now Diego Maradona is not in in the worst shape, which cannot but rejoice - the football legend still cares about his shape and health.

We changed the weight. Sports stars who have significantly recovered after retirement

Photo: www.instagram. com / maradona /

Why do athletes gain weight after retirement?

Overweight after the end of an athlete's career is not always associated with indiscriminate food. There may be several fa Doctors:

  • Changing the rhythm of life

After completing a career, the athlete's body experiences stress, as he is used to receiving and spending more energy for many years and to be in good shape. When the intensity of training decreases, the body simply does not have time to reorganize, and an excess of calories occurs. All this is aggravated by the possible sedentary work, for example, of an official or a sports functionary, lack of a sports diet and exhausting workouts.

  • Age-related changes

It's no secret that with age the body's metabolism slows down. An athlete by the end of his career will have to train even more than before to maintain the metabolic rate that was at its peak. Not everyone finds the strength and time for this. Another option is to limit yourself to food. Not everyone is capable of this either, especially when for the first time in 20-30 years you can not think about what and how much you eat.

  • Tendency to be overweight

Many people have a physiological tendency to be overweight. Athletes are no exception. If during their professional career they had to struggle with this feature, then, having stopped performing at a high level, many find it difficult to control themselves.

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