ESPN The Magazine Showcases 'Hot' In Body Issue

July 11, 2012 By:

Hey, did you hear? Professional athletes have super toned, super hot bodies that we all covet, but lack the willpower or athletic ability to achieve. With this in mind, ESPN The Magazine presents their fourth annual "Body Issue.”

That’s “Body Issue” as in a periodical dedicated to the human form, not “body issue” as in wearing oversized clothes and currently undergoing psychotherapy.

Of this latest edition, ESPN says, “those competing must recognize that getting to the top—of a cliff, of a sport—takes sacrifice. So when an athlete arrives, it’s a moment worth capturing—no matter how frightening it seems to bare it all. “

In celebration of the athletic form , 27 athletes from around the world will be featured for your inspiration/viewing pleasure.

In honor of the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London, the chosen ones include the following members of the U.S. Olympic team: decathlete Ashton Eaton, track superstar Carmelita Jeter and the women of the USA Volleyball team.

The issue also boasts a choice of six different covers, featuring: Rob Gronkowski, Jose Bautista, Tyson Chandler, Daniela Hantuchova, Candace Parker or Ronda Rousey.

Also included will be a full list of the 2012 athletes who are rocking the “Bodies We Want,” and an article entitled “Call of Booty,” which is obviously about butts.

Clearly there’s something for everyone.

You can them all out for yourself on Friday, July 13 when the "Body Issue" hits newsstands.