When it comes to sports, we all know most Olympians are on another level. They all require maximum physical strength to compete against each other to be the best in the world. However, the top condition sometimes sacrifices the normal human body to hit its peak. Here are some of the most bizarre athletes’ body that will blow your mind.
50 Shades of Leg
The first photo belongs to Janez Brajkovic – an ex-world champion cyclist.
After a race, his leg becomes even bulkier with all the veins. As most athletes like him rely on muscle power, it’s not hard to see someone without the same condition.
The Croatian Cycling team’s doctor has shared that he had seen such a state in many cyclists racing in France, Italy, and Spain. Let’s hope it will return to normal after such an intense race.
A Master at Work
Meet another Olympian, Yang Wang. If you see someone bending like this, we could assume it resulted from a bad accident. However, this is the work of a master.
After thousand hours of practicing, Yang is already familiar with such a pose. She could perform and even land perfectly in such an elegant way.
You will recognize this legend if you’re an avid watcher of the Olympics. Until now, Michael Phelps is still the most decorated Olympian of all time. His record included an astonishing 28 medals.
There is a big secret behind his success. During his competitive days, he used a specific therapy: cupping. This method acted as alternative medicine, helping with pain and inflammation. It also serves as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The Risks of Cycling
You might wonder if this photo came from an Alien movie set, but it happened in real life. Here is another freaky cyclist’s leg shot of George Hincapie.
He had just finished the Tour De France Race and was left with a case of varicose veins. The condition results from hours spent on his bike, which led to veins blocking and stopping working.
Swimming is probably one of the sports that leaves all photographers with a unique photo every season. This time, let’s look at the Olympics artistic swimming competitions.
All the team must show an outstanding performance that includes perfection, synchronization, choreographies, artistry, and expressive power. Imagine how much training they need to get to this point!
While most gymnasts deliver a beautiful arrangement, their bodies must suffer behind the scene. If you think this hand belongs to a boxer or an MMA fighter, guess again.
This is an after-practice photo of Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten. If training can cause this much damage, competition is on another level.