20 Athletes Reveal Their Powerful Bodies And Open Up About Their Insecurities

#11. Aly Raisman, gymnast, three-time Olympic medalist

“Instead of being insecure about my muscles, I’ve learned to love them. I don’t even think of it as a flaw anymore because it’s made me into the athlete that I am.”

#12. Ali Krieger, defender, U.S. women’s national soccer team

“I feel like I have big thighs. My brother was always like, ‘Yeah, I want big thighs! Big thighs are awesome!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, for a man!’ But I’ve trained since I was 6 years old to play soccer, and this is just the type of body I have. I’m proud of my thighs because they’ve gotten me to where I am today and give me the power that I have to play my best.

“I think my confidence came when I turned 30. It’s been unbelievable — I just feel a sense of freedom. My 20s were really tough, just traveling and living in different countries, and now I feel like I know what I want from life.”

#13. Dallas Friday, pro wakeboarder, four-time X Games gold medalist

“It’s cool to be recognized as someone who’s upped the level of women’s wakeboarding. I’m really aggressive with my twist on things; I love that you can take a simple flip and make it explosive and put your own flair on it. To come in and have that influence on women riders has really pushed our sport.”

#14. Stan Wawrinka, tennis player, 2015 French Open champion

“I can keep my fitness and strength at a high level for hours and hours. That’s why I’m playing well in five-set matches. It’s good for my confidence; I know that I can keep up.”

#15. Bryce Harper, outfielder, Washington Nationals

“Having a good swing is all about your legs and core. I spend about an hour a day on core. But I wish my abs were a little better. God gave me a great body, but my abs could be better.”

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