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    Belbin & Agosto official website closed?

    http://www.figureskatersonline.com/belbin-agosto/

    just saw this today, any word why?

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    Is it me, or does she look EXTREMELY skinny in their website picture?
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    way to skinny. Of course I've thought this of her before, but this picture is really bad. Maybe it's the way it is cut???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa Dawn
    way to skinny. Of course I've thought this of her before, but this picture is really bad. Maybe it's the way it is cut???

    Yeah I'm thinking the same thing too.

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    Her arms look that skinny in a lot of the pictures from the 2005-2006 season as well.

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    Thanks for the link, Lulu.

    I don't know about that picture. She is pretty skinny, whether in pictures or in real life. But in that picture, there seems to be something wrong with the photographer's perspective on her right arm and shoulder. It looks unnatural.

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    If you looked at her athlete bio at the Olympics, it states that she is like 5'6 and weighs around 103 lbs. That is really small. I know that she has a small frame, but she is beginning to look a little thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8rgrl3
    If you looked at her athlete bio at the Olympics, it states that she is like 5'6 and weighs around 103 lbs. That is really small. I know that she has a small frame, but she is beginning to look a little thin.
    I think 103 would be fine if she were a 5'6 12 year old. :/

    I'm 106 and I'm barely 5 feet. Scary stuff.

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    "Skinny Bell"

    Well considering Ben's Guns, that might be something they decided to make compensation for.


    Really just cracking a joke a bit. Not her most flattering pic. But I am sure Pairs didn't cross his mind - I think that would be a little like Scott and Debby at Skating with Celb.s.

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    I agree there's something wrong with the shadowing of her arm in the picture, and it's partially an optical illusion, but still--if she's 5'6", 103 is too light unless she has the world's tiniest skeletal frame. In the photo what bothers me more is how distinct her clavicle (collar bone) is, and at the Olys I thought I could see her ribs rather too distinctly. She did not look like this last season, and I don't think she can be called "fitter" because her skating doesn't reflect that. If anything I'd swear they're a little slower this year.

    Ran it through a BMI calculator--that's 16.6. The bottom end of 'normal/healthy' is 18. The lowest reccommended weight for her height/age is 118 lbs, with a healthy range considered to be 118-155 (healthy defined as there being on average no significant health differences between people of that height at those weights.)

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    5'6 12 year old

    Quote Originally Posted by ladysarahchatto
    I think 103 would be fine if she were a 5'6 12 year old. :/
    Ben or Tanith?

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    BMI doesn't take into account muscle mass vs fat either, but doesn't their coach have a history of weighing their girls and making sure they eat a certain way and stay very small? (Which makes me scream to Jamie Silverstein: WHY DID YOU GO TO HIM!)

    Anyway, yeah, Tanith's tiny.

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    Think 'n more basic here...

    ...He had issues lifting her maybe.

    Nothing more - just Ben being about a strong as Scott H. That's it, no regulations, no comity, just him saying, "if you don't want to be dropped, maybe we could go for salads tonight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie
    BMI doesn't take into account muscle mass vs fat either, but doesn't their coach have a history of weighing their girls and making sure they eat a certain way and stay very small? (Which makes me scream to Jamie Silverstein: WHY DID YOU GO TO HIM!)

    Anyway, yeah, Tanith's tiny.
    Yes, he does. In fact I had someone say straight out to me (someone, a male, left our rink to skate with Igor and we were discussing dropping everything to move to other coaches) "Oh, you'd never want to skate with him. All his girls are anorexic." Now, I'm sure that's skating-world hyperbole, but I've heard some more specifics that are pretty unpleasant if they're true. I have to admit I raised an eyebrow when I saw Jamie Silverstein had gone to him after quitting skating to deal with an ED. At least she doesn't look emaciated--probably knows better this time around.

    And where BMI usually gets scewed up by atheletics is not a false low but a false high--muscle weighs more than fat and a lot of people who are, if anything, healthier overall, have an "overweight" or "obese" BMI because it doesn't account for muscle mass. It's very difficult to be extremely underweight for your frame and still have really healthy muscle mass, not to mention strong bones. (Look at the extremes in gymnastics--they have muscles like rubber bands, but no real bulk, and their stress fractures have stress fractures.)

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