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

#16. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars center

“I wasn’t a tall kid, but I’ve always had massive feet and big hands. I did feel a little clownish, especially as a kid. . . . But it was actually a good problem for hockey; I’ve always been a good skater, and I can attribute some of that to having big feet since a really young age.”

#17. Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver, New York Giants

“I have my mom’s body. She was a six-time All-American [in track]. I have her exact body structure from head to toe — her wrists, arms, everything. I pretty much look like an identical twin of my mom.”

#18. Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton, former pro beach volleyball player and big wave surfer, married

“In college I was modeling in New York, and I worked with the most beautiful women in the world. They were so beautiful you could barely look at them. And then I would go back to my team at Florida State, and we were all trying to get as big as we could because we wanted to be as strong as possible. And they seemed more confident and happier. I thought: ‘Being perfectly beautiful — or what’s defined by the standards of the world as beautiful — doesn’t actually make you happier.'”

#19. Todd Clever, rugby

“I’ve never been the biggest guy or the fastest guy. I’ve always been pretty skinny compared to some of the competition that I go against. My coaches still want me to put on another 10 to 15 pounds, but it’s hard for me to be that size, even though I eat and train a lot. The thing that has really set myself apart is the work rate — doing extras so that I’m fitter than the guy across from me.”

#20. Sadena Parks, LPGA golfer

“I’m not a gym rat. I’ve been there–where I lift so many weights that I can hardly swing because my flexibility is gone. I don’t want to be obsessed with it.”

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