The 27 Fittest Guys of 2012

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The 27 Fittest Guys of 2012

When it comes to staying in shape, this diverse group of men - actors, athletes and doctors - pushed their bodies and their limits.
The Legend

“When I was preparing for the Olympics, I trained from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a few breaks in between, and I swam about 10 miles a day,” Phelps says. “When I’m not in the pool all I want to do is sit on my couch and relax.” Well, now he can. After blowing the competition out of the water in London, Phelps added six more medals to his trophy case (or is it a warehouse?), bringing the grand total to a whopping 22 Olympic medals, of which 18 are gold. Now officially retired, Phelps can rest easy knowing that he will be remembered as one of the greatest athletes to ever live. Consider that the next–most decorated Olympic athlete’s gold medals are still in the single digits, and it’s safe to say that “the Baltimore Bullet” is confident in his legacy. “I’ve been golfing a bit, and I want to do more of that,” he says.

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