Even for the world’s best female athletes, greatness isn’t just achieved during the game. Indeed, it most often develops away from the cameras and the bright lights, in the gym and in training where these stars work out the kinks and set themselves up for success when it matters most. Without hard work to go with natural talent, Alex Morgan doesn’t net amazing goals, Allyson Felix doesn’t blow by fools on the track, and Serena Williams doesn’t (basically) run the world.
When these women get in the gym (which is often), it’s essential that they blend style with function in pushing themselves to the limit and getting the most out of their game. Sure, it doesn’t hurt that they look good too, but what’s far more important is that their gear lets them put in work and keep themselves on top. Their gear may be fashionable and sometimes flashy, but whether it’s Nike, adidas, or something else, it’s all worn with a specific purpose in mind: domination.
And dominate they do. With heart, hustle, and a healthy dose of swag, these incredible women put in the work away from the field that keeps them elite on game day. We could all do well to take a page out of their book when it comes to the effort and style they bring to their workouts each and every day, and at the very least every one of these ladies is worth a follow on Instagram and Twitter so you can keep track of what they’re up to. Here’s a look at How the Best Female Athletes Stunt in the Gym.
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