Bodies We Want 2009

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Adrian Peterson

Photograph By Sarah A. Friedman for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose him: He says his favorite body part is his heart. It's easy to see why. Take it from a pro: "Go to Rome and find a sculpture chiseled out of stone. That's Adrian. His handshake will drop you to your knees. His calling card, though, is that he does whatever it takes to care for his body: cold tub, electric stimulation, ultrasound, compression boot, underwater treadmill, laser therapy. That stuff isn't fun, but that's what makes him special. He's just willing to endure." --Eric Sugarman, Vikings Head Athletic Trainer