It’s the work behind the scenes that enables boundaries to be pushed and new standards to be set as revealed by Science In Sport ambassador Adam Peaty.
The Olympic gold medallist and current world-record holder in the 50m and 100m breaststroke cuts a striking figure. A set of broad shoulders and a bulking chest sit atop of a slim waist and powerful legs – all of which have been pain-stakingly conditioned in the gym and pool.
And for good reason. Peaty’s discipline of choice is a demanding one – one that requires explosive power, strength and unfaltering form.
Here, Peaty reveals some of the gym exercises he uses and how he fuels them to stay at the pinnacle of his sport.