The 25 Fittest Men in the World

21.      Akon

His infectious hooks on hits like “Smack That” and “Don’t Matter” have drawn in millions of fans worldwide. “Mostly women,” says the Senegalese-American singer, with a chuckle. “So it’s important to keep your fitness up. Sex sells!” He maintains his lean, muscular build with a preshow pump that consists of 500 pushups, pullups, and dips. “The show continues the cardio; I’m always running back and forth for 90 minutes,” he says.

Akon also jacked the beats per minute of his new cuts to 130, up from the usual 95 to 105 bpm. “I kept it up-tempo, so that people at the clubs could rock out to it, and people at the gym could put on their headphones and go crazy with it.” When not on the road, Akon plays hoops and soccer, and kickboxes, “which has really helped me get my form and flexibility together.”

The List at a Glance

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Hugh Jackman
  3. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  4. Josh Hamilton
  5. Usain Bolt
  6. Rudy Reyes
  7. Paul Ridley
  8. Shani Davis
  9. Bob Burnquist
  10. Sir Richard Branson
  11. Richard Roll
  12. Tim Tebow
  13. Lebron James
  14. Jared Padalecki
  15. Simon Dumont
  16. Manny Pacquiao
  17. Adrian Fenty
  18. Robert Downey Jr.
  19. Kevin Rose
  20. Phil Keoghan
  21. Akon
  22. Georges St.Pierre
  23. Lewis Hamilton
  24. Clive Owen
  25. Larry Fitzgerald

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