Bodies We Want 2009

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Dwight Howard

Photograph By Olugbenro Ogunsemore for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose him: Because his shoulders seem carved from marble and his reach on loan from a condor. Take it from a pro: "Dwight was scrawny when he was younger. Now look at his arms and shoulders! He reminds me of David Robinson in his ability to translate strength into power. He'll do a bench press, then go into a jump push-up, then into a single-arm snatch. He moves from one exercise to another seamlessly, with unbelievable recovery. The guy just doesn't get tired." --Bryan Meyer, Performance Coach