Two years ago
Is Jawai just Fat & Lazy?
In almost any Perth related thread, somebody will inevitably start having a go at Jawai's condition. We now he's had medical issues, so what really is the story?
Now speaking from personal experience, I know that eating crap, eating too much, and exercising too little makes you fat. (I'm just grateful that with Nate in town I am nolonger the heaviest guy in the Perth Arena.) But how does that apply to a professional athlete? Assuming even a modicum of training he should be burning massive kj's.
IIRC when he first hit the scene he played at just under the 130kg mark, now he's 20kg heavier. He's clearly a BIG dude, and to me he doesn't look "flabby," but he's certainly softer around the edges.
He's only playing around 20 minutes, so clearly something is not quite right. Even if he simply has genetically poor aerobic capacity, surely that could be improved by shedding a few kg?
Supposedly when he was working to get back into the Boomers' line-up, he shed a lot of weight, so does that mean he was even heavier, or has he put it back on?
We know he has a heart condition, but I don't know how serious that is? If it's bad enough to limit him, should he even be playing 20 minutes? And again, surely dropping weight (even muscle) would lessen any strain on his heart?
Obviously he gets paid well for his endeavours, but it aint worth it if it threatens his health...