It’s not an easy thing to look big and muscular when you are 6’11 inches tall, at least not for most near-7 footers. But NBA superman Dwight Howard, center for the Houston Rockets, manages to look like a linebacker with his 266-pound muscular frame topped off by a bowling ball-like pair of deltoids that would make Mr. Olympia happy. Howard plays a particularly brutal brand of basketball reliant on skill almost as much as it is on physically dominating opponents with no mercy. Shunning the typical bodybuilding lifts, Howard works very hard on deceleration training, grip strength, explosive strength, and flexibility to build such an impressive body. Mandatory credit: Troy Taormina / USA Today Sports
This kind of hard work combined with a healthy diet that can offer the athlete the nutrition he or she needs almost always results in a great body. However, even among the cream of the physique crop, some athletes stand head and broad shoulders above their peers. Here are 10 of the best bodies in sports.