U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte is quickly becoming THE athlete to watch at this year’s summer Olympics in London.
He’s poised to take over Michael Phelps’ well-entrenched place atop the swimming world.
In a special Outside the Lines piece for ESPN, Lochte revealed that in order to reach that pinnacle he’s ditched his usual late-night fast food runs for an intense workout program that includes exercises from Strongman competitions once-a-week.
Here are some of those crazy exercises:
Launching what looks like a pony keg about 20 feet over his head
Lifting a large, heavy metal bar above his shoulders
Flipping over a massive, 650-pound tire
And dragging a 400-pound metal chain for more than 300 feet
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