Post by scopedknife on Jan 7, 2010 18:16:11 GMT -5
I completely disagree. This will motivate him to train harder, and to become better. He'll fight through it, and he'll do it. I believe he can reach the final stage, and I completely disagree with you ^_^ lol
He's had the same problem as he's always had. He just runs out of gas towards the end of stage 3. It's really nothing new, he did it i 21 and 23, 2 of his more famous recent runs. Also did the same in Sasuke 15 when he was last man standing. He has all the skills, just doesn't have the stamina.
He could definitely reach the final stage, but the signs don't point that way. After so many clears, I thought he was certain to clear, and not only did he blow it, he did worse than last time. Presumably the third stage will be greatly overhauled, and Takeda will have a lot to do, in conjuction with increasing age (even though he's the youngest All Star), since I don't consider his upper body stamina to have improved by any significant amount since the days before Nagano's win.
I disagree with badalight's - "He probably isn't getting enough calories"
Winter weight? 62kg at 23 & he got to the top of spider flip. 64kg at 24 & he can't even get himself up. Before anyone tells me it is 2kg of all muscle, well it is DIFFICULT for an already super-fit athlete to put on 2kg of pure muscle in 3 months unless he is using steroids or something. I estimate he put on half kg of muscle & 1 kg of fats in those 3 months. Takeda is no longer posting fastest times like he used to.
Look at Kanno. He put on 2 kg of muscle in 6 months from 22 to 23 & his body became so much bigger & ripped. Kanno basically trained with weights full-time & eats "oil-free" food. I know Kanno sucked in 24 but that is another story.
Last Edit: Jan 7, 2010 23:29:49 GMT -5 by awee1975
As much as i am a fan of Takeda ( i am biased to him caused we are of the same age ), i think he basically blew his best chance of being in a final. It is very unlikely he will ever have such a golden chance again unless:-
1. He decides to change his routine & trains like a crazy maniac. He seems to have reached his limits with his present training. However i will be UNHAPPY if he turns into Yamada or Kanno. I rather he keeps his HEAD screwed on right, like NOW.
1. "not enough protein/ nutrients/ vitamins/ right nutrition/ whatever"
2. I won't be surprised if Takeda has a less than ideal diet. We are so used to seeing pro athletes being all meticulous about their training & diet that it is easy to forget that Takeda is NOT a pro athlete. He is probably a regular guy ( just a very fit one ) who has a regular diet & trains regularly to be fit. I assume ( i could be wrong i admit ) that he is not as strict as the"pros" with their cutting edge science or training methods.
Post by japantv1210 on Jan 8, 2010 15:06:48 GMT -5
Well, I think that as long as Sasuke keeps going on a while, and he does the work he needs to do in order to increase his upper body endurance, that Takeda will eventually reach the final stage. However, he has a lot of work to do in order to increase his upper body endurance, which seems to be lacking greatly in comparison with the other elite competitors. This was a great chance for him to reach the Final Stage, but he didn't make it. But, I'm sure some people around the time of Sasuke 15 thought that was his best chance to make it and he blew it. So I think that eventually another good chance will come for Takeda to reach the final, and as long as he's done the work, he should reach the Final Stage.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but perhaps Takeda could do slightly better (i.e. reach the Final Stage) if he gives up smoking. I'm really hoping to see him get to his goal someday and possibly even achieve Kanzenseiha.