Michael Phelps, Jamie Anderson, Venus Williams and numerous other athletes with impressive physiques can be seen in ESPN's annual Body Issue. Highlights include women's soccer player Megan Rapinoe talking about coming out, Hilary Knight discussing the difference (or lack thereof) between women and men's hockey and Paralympian snowboarder Amy Purdy explaining how she regained her strength after losing her legs.


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I wish I could retain muscle easier. If I don't go to the gym for a week, I just get thinner and thinner. My body just doesn't want it. I'm full of oil, I guess.

Yes!!!!! I haven't lifted in a few days and I losing weight. I feel your pain Venus!!! Anyway she looks good. The interview is nice.