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10 Athletes Who Are Out of Shape and Loving It

Professional athletes or even an amateur athletes who take part in significant competitions have to keep themselves in top shape 12 months out of the year. Doing so helps them be at their best during

Professional athletes or even an amateur athletes who take part in significant competitions have to keep themselves in top shape 12 months out of the year. Doing so helps them be at their best during matches, and it also helps prevent serious injuries that can slow athletes down and even, in some cases, end careers. The list of athletes who did not take advantage of physical gifts that were granted to them is long, and it is one that is filled with cases of individuals who wasted opportunities to become worldwide superstars who also could have made millions upon millions of dollars.

Then, there are the athletes who found great successes even though they failed to routinely hit up the gym. Take Babe Ruth as an example. Ruth ate whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He was notorious for his drunken nights. He had a gut. He is nevertheless widely regarded as the greatest overall baseball player of all time and one of the greatest athletes in the history of North American pro sports. Ruth is an icon and a once-in-a-generation personality that transcends baseball and the sports world. As the saying from The Sandlot taught: Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

It is somewhat false advertising to claim that any of the ten athletes showcased in this piece are in “terrible” shape. They are, after all, athletes, individuals who are paid large amounts of money because of the fact that they are more physically gifted than is the guy who sits on his couch eating potato chips and watching live sports every weekend. All ten of them could, however, stand to lose a few pounds and tone up, for both health reasons and to help them maintain their top form during seasons. We are not picking on anybody here; just looking out for you guys.

10 Jameis Winston 

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9 C.C. Sabathia 

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8 Bartolo Colon 

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7 Glen Davis 

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6 Vince Wilfork 

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5 Sebastian Janikowski

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4 Prince Fielder

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3 Johnny Manziel

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2 John Daly

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1 Phil Kessel

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The forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League is notorious for letting himself slide out of shape during offseasons. One such instance occurred in the summer of 2014 when he claimed that he had skated a total of ten times. Kessel being bashed by analysts and hockey experts has become a mainstay of NHL seasons, as have pictures of Kessel appearing to be overweight showing up on the Internet. What particularly annoys fans about Kessel is that he had not been shy about the fact that he could not care less about what anybody thinks of his physical form.

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