Ryan Lochte Shows Off His Olympic Body For Men’s Health

If you’re like me and been watching the US Olympic swimming trials on NBC, you’ll appreciate this post. I’m an Olympic fanatic and the swimming events are among my favorites. Yes, ogling at the hot guys is one reason I tune it, but I find the rivalries fascinating and some of the races nail-biting. That said, I do miss the old days when swimmers wore those tiny Speedos instead of these new high-tech swimsuits designed to shave off precious nanoseconds.

One of the Olympians to keep an eye on this upcoming 2012 London Olympics is Ryan Lochte. The 27-year-old swimmer already has six Olympic medals to his credit (three gold, two silver, one bronze) and poised to add more to that already impressive haul. We’re big fans of the 6’2″ hottie and have previously featured him in our weekly Sports Stud series. Naturally, when we heard he was gracing the July/August 2012 cover of Men’s Health, we had to share it with you.

In addition to scoring the cover, Lochte poses for a couple of pictures inside the magazine. He also discusses his rivalry with Michael Phelps, training regiment and his secret “fuel” in the accompanying interview. Check out the pics and quotes from his chat with the publication below.


Ryan on finally beating Michael Phelps and setting the first world record since performance-enhancing suits were banned in 2009…
“The World Championships were just an appetizer of what I’m capable of doing.”

Ryan on his ferocious spirit for training and races…
“Pain, tolerance, endurance—when it comes down to that point, there’s always something left. You just have to find it.”

Lochte on staying positive even after losing to Michael Phelps in a meet in March…
“During heavy training, I’m not great because I’m so beat up.”

Ryan on feeling confident that his best is yet to come…
“I know I haven’t had those perfect swims yet.”

Ryan on his secret fuel…
“My recovery meal is two grilled chicken breasts with Alfredo sauce, whole grain spaghetti, and a salad with lemon juice and olive oil.”

For more Olympic coverage and how to build your own “gold medal” body, head over to www.menshealth.com.

Photos courtesy of Men’s Health.